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Secretary-General’s End of Year Press Conference

With 2013 marked by a deterioration “beyond all imagination” in the Syrian conflict and the “imminent danger of mass atrocities” looming in the Central African Republic (CAR), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to follow the example of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in making 2014 the year of protecting people. Continue reading

In Peace Palace address, Ban appeals for political solution to Syrian conflict

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left, at lectern) speaks at the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice, in The Hague. 28 August 2013 The Hague, NetherlandsAs the latest escalation in Syria “has raised the spectre of chemical warfare,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged members of the Security Council to explore all diplomatic options to bring all Syrian parties to the negotiating table, stressing there is no military solution to the crisis. “We must pursue all avenues to get the parties to the negotiating table Continue reading

Tackling sexual violence in conflict against men and boys

Special Representative Zainab Hawa Bangura. UN Photo/Cristina SilveiroShame, stigma, devastating health repercussions, criminalization, decreased livelihood opportunities, and a lack of services are just some of the challenges in tackling conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys, participants at a United Nations meeting concluded. Continue reading

Politics in tough places: UN diplomacy in today’s crises

Jeffrey D. Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefs journalists on a range of issues, including the situations in Mali, Somalia, Syria and Madagascar. 08 February 2013 United Nations, New YorkRemarks by Jeffrey Feltman, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at a Brookings Institution function on 15 July, in Washington, USA.
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