Archive for August, 2013

Security Council Press Statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

30th August 2013 Uncategorized

DRC – The members of the Security Council heard a briefing by Mr Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, on the situation in Eastern DRC. (more…)

In university lecture, Ban notes shared responsibility to protect rights, freedoms.

30th August 2013 Uncategorized

UN – Development, peace and security, and human rights are interdependent, mutually reinforcing dimensions of freedom, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said at the historic Leiden University in the Netherlands urging world leaders to make sure no person is left behind. (more…)

Launch of UN Guide for Model UN Simulations

29th August 2013 Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce the launch of the UN Guide for Model UN Simulations, which can be accessed online at The Guide will be formally launched at the conclusion of the Model UN (MUN) Workshops, organised by the UN Department of Public Information at the UN Headquarters from 26–29 August.  (more…)

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the death of a MONUSCO peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29th August 2013 Uncategorized

The Secretary-General condemns the killing of a Tanzanian peacekeeper and the wounding of ten others in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo earlier today, when they came under fire from the M23 group and while carrying out the mandate of the Force Intervention Brigade. The attack occurred as the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) supported action by the Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC) to protect civilian-populated areas of Goma. (more…)

UN partners assisting hundreds of thousands affected by floods in Sudan

28th August 2013 Uncategorized

SUDAN – The United Nations and its partners in Sudan are providing emergency support hundreds of thousands of people that have been affected by flooding since the start of the month, the world body said today. (more…)