Archive for September, 2014

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…)

At high-level event, UN officials call for end to death penalty

26th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 25 September 2014 – The continuing application of capital punishment is a “primitive” practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared today, as they pressed global leaders to set course towards abolishing the death penalty and advancing a more progressive judicial agenda in their respective States. (more…)

Rwandan President calls on public, private sector to work together on climate change

25th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 24 September 2014 – Addressing the General Assembly today at its annual general debate, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said the success of the Millennium Development Goals framework illustrated the ongoing strength of international cooperation and called on the public and private sectors to follow a similar method to worked together on climate change. The world must look forward to a future where countries do not have to choose between clean energy and economic growth, he said. (more…)