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  • 20 October 2014
    Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY - First Committee Joint Statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons Delivered by Ambassador John Quinn, Australian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva and Ambassador for Disarmament 20 October 2014   Mr Chairman, I take the floor on behalf of Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Spain. Read more
  • 17 October 2014
    Security Council Press Statement: Iraq UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Mali 17 October 2014 The members of the Security Council condemned the vicious string of suicide, vehicle-borne, and other attacks in Baghdad and surrounding provinces over the past several days, perpetrated by the terrorist organization operating under the name “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL), and which have killed scores of Iraqis, including an elected Member of Parliament from Basrah Province and the Police Chief of Anbar Province. Read more
  • 17 October 2014
    Security Council Press Statement: Mali UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Mali 17 October 2014   The members of the Security Council welcomed the scheduled resumption on 19 October 2014 of the inter-Malian negotiation process in Algiers, in line with its resolutions 2100 (2013)and 2164 (2014), the statement by its President on 28 July 2014 (S/2014/15), its previous press statements, as well as the 18 June 2013 Ouagadougou Preliminary Agreement and the roadmap signed by the Malian parties on 24 July 2014 (“Feuille de route des négociations dans le cadre du processus d’Alger”), which aim to achieve a comprehensive and inclusive peace agreement to end the crisis in Mali. Read more

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