Archive for May, 2014

On Africa Day, Ban urged leveraging continent’s potential for the good of all people

26th May 2014 News and Media

New York, 25 May 2014 – The world must do more to unleash Africa’s full potential in agriculture, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said while also urging the continent’s leaders and development partners to combat growing social and economic inequalities. (more…)

As deadline passes, UN chief urges Lebanon to elect president without delay

26th May 2014 News and Media

New York, 25 May 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today regretted that the Lebanese Parliament was unable to elect a new president within the timeframe set by the constitution and called on the country’s leaders to select a new one “without delay”. (more…)

Senior United Nations officials, Security Council condemn attack on Somali parliament

26th May 2014 News and Media

New York, 24 May 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special representative in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, as well as the Security Council, today condemned an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen on the Federal Parliament, in the capital Mogadishu, where legislators were in session. (more…)

Secretary-General’s message on Africa Day – 25 May 2014

24th May 2014 Press Releases

New York, 25 May 2014 – Transformation, growth, dynamism, progress and partnership: these concepts are central to the African Union’s narrative as it embarks on the second half of its first centennial. I am confident that the AU’s vision, “Agenda 2063,” can succeed. (more…)

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on recent attacks in Nigeria

23rd May 2014 Press Releases

New York, 21 May 2014 – The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the recent series of attacks on civilians in Nigeria, which have left hundreds dead and injured. There is absolutely no justification for such attacks. (more…)