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."
British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters today (26 March) that through the recent referendum held in the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands, the Island residents "have sent a clear and unequivocal message to everyone in the international community that their wishes should be fully taken into account and their common voice must be listened to." UNTV
Héctor Marcos Timerman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, holds a press conference on the issue of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). UNTV
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells the 2013 session of the Special Committee on Decolonization that "the international community is more convinced than ever that colonialism has no place in the modern world". UNTV
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Caucus of the Security Council announced today that it will formally request that Council members pay an official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
Spain’s Foreign Minister Gonzalo de Benito Secades said today that there was progress on Syria because of the strong support for the role of special envoy Kofi Annan and that it was of the utmost importance to stop the violence. UNTV
Argentina’s foreign minister Héctor Marcos Timerman and the United Kingdom’s (UK) Ambassador to the UN Mark Lyall Grant held consecutive press conferences at headquarters today (10 Feb) to discuss Argentina’s submission of a formal complaint regarding the UK’s militarisation of the South Atlantic. UNTV
Humanitarian Coordinator Valerie Amos today expressed concern over “higher levels of settler violence” and proposals for additional settlements “that would cut off East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank." UNTV
Commenting today on the Secretary-General's report on Palestinian Assistance, Permanent Observer for Palestine Ambassador Riyad Mansour said that despite attempts to invest in development and remove themselves from "aid for relief" efforts are still "restricted and undermined because of the continuing occupation of our land." UNTV
After a meeting with Security Council President José Filipe Moraes Cabral of Portugal on Israel’s alleged retaliation to Palestine’s UNESCO membership, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters that Israel’s “illegal reaction” consisted of “intensification of settlement activities”, and “illegally highjacking our tax money.” UNTV