Archive for July, 2014

Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

30th July 2014 News and Media

New York, 28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions. (more…)

Secretary-General’s statement on Gaza – 28 July 2014

28th July 2014 News and Media

New York, 28 July – The Secretary-General calls on the parties to renew a humanitarian pause in Gaza and reiterates his demand for a durable ceasefire that could set the ground for the start of comprehensive negotiations. In this connection, he welcomes the Security Council’s strong support in its Presidential Statement earlier today for his call for a humanitarian ceasefire. (more…)

Security Council, in emergency session, calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

28th July 2014 Press Releases

New York, 28 July 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. (more…)

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs visits South Africa

28th July 2014 UN Activities

Pretoria, 23 July 2014 – United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Political Affairs, Mr. Tayé-Brook Zerihoun spent a day in South Africa, on his way back from Namibia where he attended a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Interactive Dialogue, which was co-hosted by the SADC Executive Secretariat and the UN Development Programme. (more…)

Nigeria: UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks on civilians

25th July 2014 Press Releases

Nigeria, 24 July 2014 – The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions. (more…)