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UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

We need to include risk disaster into broader discussion of the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development in order to leave a more resilient world to future generations – said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his briefing to the General Assembly on the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GA / GLOBAL SAFETY ROAD CRISIS

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution aimed to improve the global road safety. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report, an estimated 1.24 million lives were lost in 2010 as a result of road traffic crashes. UNTV

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DISARMAMENT

At the opening of the 2014 session of the Disarmament Commission, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stressed that not even the Cold War prevented progress on vital issues in this area. However, he added that "the General Assembly still remains moved by anxiety at the general lack of confidence plaguing the world." UNTV

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

The General Assembly rejected the annexation by Russia of the autonomous Ukrainian region of Crimea. In a resolution adopted by 100 in favor to 11 against with 58 abstentions, the Assembly called on all States, organizations or agencies not to recognize Crimea as part of Russia. UNTV

27 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

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 [...]

14 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / OLYMPIC TRUCE

With a little over a week to go before the Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, General Assembly President John Ashe today urged United Nations Member States to observe the historic tradition of ceasing hostilities ahead of the Games. UNTV

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE SOLIDARITY

The United Nations launched the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, with senior officials urging that the observance be used to redouble efforts to achieve a durable peace between Israel and Palestine. UNTV

16 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GA / MANDELA

The UN General Assembly paid tribute to the life and memory of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on 5 December at the age of 95. The event was attended by High UN officials and Member States representatives. UNTV/ FILE

19 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GA/ SC NON-PERMANENT SEAT

The GA elected Jordan to serve as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for a two-year term beginning in January 2014 following Saudi Arabia's rejection of the seat in October. UNTV

6 Dec 2013 | Read More »

OBIT / NELSON MANDELA

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist, and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was the first to be elected in a fully representative, multiracial election in South Africa. UNTV

5 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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