Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Ban presses for ‘sustained’ support from international community amid tenuous Mali peace

29th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 27 September 2014 – The international community must continue to support Mali as it embarks on its path towards peace, stability and development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, particularly as the country’s security situation continues to remain precarious amid ongoing clashes between armed groups. (more…)

At Global Citizen Festival, Ban tells crowd “a better world is around the corner”

29th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 28 September 2014 – Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined last night by a star-studded roster of the world’s leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival – a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet’s most pressing issues. (more…)

On World Maritime Day, UN urges ratification of conventions to protect global seaways

26th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 25 September 2014 – The implementation of measures ensuring shipping safety, maritime security and the protection of the marine environment can only be guaranteed if Member States ratify conventions enshrined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations officials said today. (more…)

UN chief to leaders: ‘The world can and must stop Ebola – now’

26th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 25 September 2014 – “The world can and must stop Ebola – now,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered at a special meeting held today at the United Nations to speed up the global response to the outbreak that has evolved from a public health crisis into a threat to peace and security. (more…)

Moroccan Prime Minister presents development model to UN Assembly

26th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 25 September 2014 – Unless the international community supports developing countries to help them achieve progress and ensure security and stability, the world will face more conflicts and greater fanaticism, violence and terrorism, Morocco’s Prime Minister warned the United Nations General Assembly. (more…)