The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told Security Council that "there is a new momentum and we have to build on it", adding that "our robust protection stance and the hard won stability are the foundation to build peace." UNTV
Interview withExecutive DirectorAnthonyLake in Homs: "The number of child refugees is over a million, more than double over the last year. So the wounds of this war are growing faster than our capacity to deal with it, although we are doing our best." UNICEF
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonovic, announced today the immediate deployment of a UN monitoring team in Ukraine with the mandate to monitor and report on alleged human rights violations in entire country, including in Crimea.
Three years on from the start of the conflict inSyriaand it has become the world's leading country of forced displacement, with over nine million of its people uprooted from their homes. UNHCR
Following a meeting with the Secretary-General, religious leaders from Central African Republic (CAR) said that that representatives of Muslim, Catholic and Evangelical congregations want to see their nation back on the road of peace and progress and came to New York to, "present the security situation as well as humanitarian situation in our country and [...]
UN Secretary-General said that the political process in Syria is in crisis and made a special call to Russia and the United States to take "clear steps to re-energize" the Geneva process. On Ukraine, Ban Ki-moon said "if positions continue to harden and rhetoric continues to sharpen, there is great risk of a dangerous downward [...]