01 October 2012
Highlighting the universal legitimacy of the United Nations in his address to the world body’s General Assembly, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, today called for the international community to “revive the spirit of San Francisco” – where the Organization was founded – in order to deal with challenges the world currently faces.
27 September 2011
Norway today called for the strengthening of the United Nations to enable the Organization to serve the world effectively, noting that Member States have failed to ensure sufficient reform of the world body and equip it with the required resources to carry out its mandates.
21 September 2011
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered at United Nations Headquarters today for the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate that they face critical choices on global issues to ensure the well-being of future generations.
12 September 2011
The General Assembly concluded its sixty-fifth session today, bringing to a close a year that its outgoing President said saw progress on a number of development-related issues and highlighted the need for the United Nations to do more to respond to the real concerns of people worldwide.
21 June 2011
The Security Council announced today that it is recommending to the General Assembly that Ban Ki-moon be appointed to a second consecutive term as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
16 April 2011
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is for United Nations Member States to decide which nations fill the non-permanent seats on the Security Council, dispelling any notion that he supports a particular candidate.