Archive for December, 2014

Zeid hails entry into force of landmark global arms trade treaty

24th December 2014 News and Media

GENEVA (23 December 2014) – UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein hailed the imminent entry into force of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as a landmark step in curbing the human rights violations that stem from the poorly regulated international trade in conventional weapons. (more…)

Courage of Ebola health workers should inspire greater efforts by all, says Ban

23rd December 2014 News and Media

New York, 22 December 2014 – Citing the “memorable and moving” example of a Sierra Leonean nurse who had contracted Ebola but became a caregiver as soon as she had recovered, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that kind of commitment “should move us all to do more to end the outbreak” in West Africa. (more…)

Central African Republic: rebels clash with UN peacekeepers during weekend fighting

23rd December 2014 News and Media

Central African Republic, 22 December 2014 – The United Nations mission in the Central African Republic has said it is concerned about fighting that took place this weekend in several locations around the country, including between anti-Balaka members and peacekeepers. (more…)

In Guinea, as Ebola spread slows, Ban pledges UN support towards total eradication

22nd December 2014 News and Media

Guinea, 20 December 2014 – Cautioning that much remains to be done to wipe out Ebola in Guinea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that joint national, regional and global efforts have “significantly” slowed the spread of the deadly virus, giving hope to thousands of people and providing space for communities to look ahead to socio-economic recovery. (more…)

On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda

22nd December 2014 News and Media

New York, 20 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day today by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inlcusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for all. (more…)