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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


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


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


Security Council Press Statement: Ebola

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Ebola 15 October 2014   On 14 October 2014, the members of the Security Council heard briefings by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banbury, as well as Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun. Read more


Advancement of Women

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Third Committee Statement by the Hon Dr Sharman Stone, MP Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations 13 October 2014   Thank you Mr Chair Nearly 20 years ago, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action imagined a world where each woman and girl could exercise her freedoms and choices, and realise all her rights. Read more


Security Council Press Statement: Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on the Central African Republic 10 October 2014   The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 9 October in Bangui, in which one Pakistani peacekeeper was killed and several other peacekeepers from Pakistan and Bangladesh were severely injured. Read more


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