Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

By | 29 May 2014

New York, 29 May 2014 – United Nations peacekeeping has a long and proud history, with more than one million peacekeepers having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since its establishment in 1948. Looking to the future, we can be confident that as new challenges emerge, United Nations peacekeeping will evolve to… Read More »

Security Council told of ‘dramatic increase’ in deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine

By | 29 May 2014

New York, 28 May 2014 – In the Security Council’s first meeting on Ukraine since the presidential election there, United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman said violence in the country’s east has dramatically increased and reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call on President-elect Petro Poroshenko to steer the country away from instability.