At a special event on partnerships for innovative solutions to sustainable development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon proposed the creation a new UN partnership facility, while Mo Ibrahim, chair of an African foundation that bears his name, called for greater attention to paid to Africa. UNTV
The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey D. Feltman, told the Security Council today that as the situation inside Syria continues to deteriorate, it was vital to preserve regional stability and said that "advancing the Middle East Peace Process remains central to ensuring that the region is not at a further risk of destabilization."
As part of creating awareness on preventing HIV infection, the United Nations Mission in South Sudanhas been involved in the national training of HIV and AIDS. UNMISS
Iraqis voted on Saturday (20 April) in the country’s first elections since the withdrawal of US troops; a key test for the Iraqi security forces. UNAMI
Using Atmospheric Transport Modelling (ATM), which calculates the three-dimensional travel path of airborne radioactivity, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation's (CTBTO) radionuclide network has made a significant detection of radioactive noble gases that could be attributed to the nuclear test announced by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 February 2013. CTBTO