Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

In phone call with President, Ban expresses ‘increasing concern’ about Ukraine crisis

15th August 2014 Press Releases

New York, 14 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, reiterating his urgent call to redouble political and diplomatic efforts towards a peaceful resolution in the crisis-torn country. (more…)

‘Barbaric’ sexual violence perpetrated by Islamic State militants in Iraq – UN

14th August 2014 Press Releases

Iraq, 13 August 2014 – Two senior United Nations officials today condemned in the strongest terms the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control. (more…)

On landmark Somalia visit, Security Council pledges support toward political reforms

14th August 2014 Press Releases

Somalia, 13 August 2014 – Members of the United Nations Security Council arrived in Mogadishu this morning on a landmark visit to Somalia to review progress made by the Federal Government and to demonstrate their continued support for the country’s efforts to ensure a sustainable peace. (more…)

Ebola: UN health agency says more than 1 million people affected by outbreak

14th August 2014 Press Releases

Geneva, 13 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today convened a United Nations system-wide coordination meeting in response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which is now affecting more than 1 million people in the so-called “hot zone of disease transmission” on the borders of the three countries most impacted by the disease. (more…)

Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods – UN report

14th August 2014 Press Releases

New York, 13 August 2014 – Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent. (more…)