Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

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…)

South Africa’s President pledges to support Ebola-affected nations, conflict-ridden countries

25th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 24 September 2014 – The recent outbreak of Ebola in West African has exposed the lack of infrastructure and limited resources in Africa, said South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma today as he pledged to continue, in every possible way, to assist the people and Governments of hardest-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. (more…)

Amid signs of progress in Somalia, UN chief urges continuing support for peace process

25th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 24 September 2014 – Somalia’s peace process is “gathering momentum” amid political progress and improving security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, while also warning that there was “much work still ahead” for the Horn of Africa country. (more…)

‘We will triumph over terrorism,’ Nigerian President tells UN Assembly

25th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 24 September 2014 – Even though the United Nations Charter underlines the imperative to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”, Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria told the General Assembly today that the world continued to witness the ravages of war and human suffering, at times manifested as a “vicious and aimless” insurgency with “agonizing consequences.” (more…)