United Kingdom's ambassador Mark Lyall Grant speaking in his national capacity, said that his government was "absolutely appalled" by the killing of James Foley but in terms of Security Council action, "it wasn't raised in the Council today and there wasn't any specific proposal that I'm aware of for the Council to react."UNIFEED-UNTV
The United Nations has declared a 'level 3 emergency' for Iraq – the highest global humanitarian priority for the UN and partner agencies. OCHA communications chief Kieran Dwyer said that Iraq was now one of four global level emergencies in the world. The country joins Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. UNIFEED-UNTV
The special representative for the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) "took responsibility for the inaction" of MONUSCO troops in early June when 33 people were massacred by armed assailants in South Kivu province. UNIFEED-UNTV
A UN spokesperson reiterated the Secretary-General's condemnation for the killing of at least ten Palestinians on Sunday outside a UN school in Rafah and also said that senior UN humanitarian officials warned that a health disaster of widespread proportions was rapidly unfolding as a direct result of the conflict. UNIFEED-UNTV
Russia submitted a draft resolution onUkraineto the Security Council today (12 June) calling on "all parties to refrain from actions that endanger the lives of the civilian population, civilian infrastructure and the humanitarian goods."
A United Nation's (UN) humanitarian agency (OCHA) official has described how coping mechanisms inside Syria are "in a stage of collapse." CH UNTV
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy at UN headquarters – among the topics of discussion– the decision handed down by a panel of judges for the for the mass execution of 683 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. UNIFEED – UNTV
The permanent mission of Lithuania to the United Nations organized an informal meeting of the Security Council, in Arria formula today on human rights violations and freedom of the press in Crimea, Ukraine. UNTV
The Security Council extended for one year the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – French Ambassador Gerard Araud called the creation of the intervention brigade a, "breakthrough" for the organization. UNTV/FILE
The Human Rights Council decided on Thursday to ask the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s office to investigate alleged atrocities during the final stages of the war between the government and the Tamil Tigers.