Security Council - discusses the former Yugoslavia
The Security Council met at its 6977th meeting to discuss the Tribunal for the prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991.
- Former Yugoslavia Situation: SC Resolutions
- Former Yugoslavia Situation: SC President Statements
- Former Yugoslavia Situation: SC Meeting Records
- Former Yugoslavia Situation: Reports from the Secretary General
- Statute for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
A complete list of Meeting Records- Symbols only.
UN General Assembly: First High Level Meeting for Persons with Disabilities
In accordance with resolution 66/124 (A/RES/66/124), the High-level Meeting on the Realization of the Millennium Development Goals and Other Internationally Agreed Development Goals for Persons with Disabilities will be held on Monday, 23 September,2013.
In accordance with resolution 65/1 (A/RES/65/1), the special event in 2013 to follow up efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals will be held on Wednesday, 25 September. In accordance with resolution 67/39 (A/RES/67/39), the High-level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament will be held on Thursday, 26 September. In accordance with resolution 67/219 (A/RES/67/219), the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development will be held on Thursday, 3, and Friday, 4 October.
Previous High Level meetings
International Days in June
Below are International days mandated by the UN General Assembly for the month of June.
- 4 June - International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression [commemorated pursuant to A/RES/ES-7/8]
5 June - World Environment Day [designated by A/RES/2994 (XXVII)]
8 June - World Oceans Day [designated by A/RES/63/111]
15 June - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day [designated by A/RES/66/127]
17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought [proclaimed by A/RES/49/115]
20 June - World Refugee Day [celebrated pursuant to A/RES/55/76]
23 June - International Widows’ Day [declared by A/RES/65/189]
23 June - United Nations Public Service Day [designated by A/RES/57/277]
26 June - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking [observed pursuant to A/RES/42/112]
26 June - United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture [proclaimed by A/RES/52/149
The 68th Session of the UN General Assembly
The sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly will convene at United Nations Headquarters on Tuesday, 17 September 2013, and the general debate will open on Tuesday, 24 September (resolution 57/301 (A/RES/57/301).
- Opening dates of forthcoming regular sessions
See below for Important Documents:
Security Council: Central African Region
The Security Council met at its 6971st meeting to discuss Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa and on the Lord’s Resistance Army-affected areas (S/2013/297).
The President made a statement on behalf of the Council, S/PRST/2013/6
Security Council - Sudan and South Sudan
The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution contained in document S/2013/318, submitted by the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Togo, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America.
The draft resolution received 15 votes in favour, none against and no abstentions and was adopted unanimously as resolution S/RES/2104 (2013).
UN Resources on Sudan & South Sudan
- Secretary-General reports
- Security Council resolutions
- Meeting records
- Letters from the SG to the Security Council
- UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)
- UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)
- United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
- What’s in Blue Insights on Sudan/South Sudan
*Photo - UN Peacekeepers on Patrol in Abyei (May 2011) UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
A Global Guide on Disaster Prevention: A Collaboration by UN Libraries
UN Libraries have been working together to create a guide to information resources that we hope may be of interest to participants in the Fourth Session of the Global Platform and others involved in disaster prevention.
This is the first global research guide developed collaboratively by librarians across duty stations,the UN Library in Geneva, Mexico, New York and Santiago, and we are happy to be able to launch the guide in time for the start of the conference and beyond.
UN Forum on Forests: 8 April - 19 April 2013
The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) is holding its 10th session, from 8-19 April 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
UN Documents Resources:
News and Videos
Security Council - Situation in Liberia
Monday 17th September 2012:
A historical list of the meeting records.
What’s in Blue (Insights on the work of the Security Council)
CSW 57:Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013.This years session will focus on the follow-up to the Fourth World Conferenceon Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”: Implementation of strategic objectives andaction in critical areas of concern and further actions and initiatives. The Priority theme:elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
Documents at the 57th Session
UN Resources and Previous Sessions
Other UN Resources:
Other Blogs on Women Related issues
20th November is Africa Industrialization Day
Proclaimed by General Assembly Resolution, A/RES/44/237, this day is intended to mobilize the commitment of the international community to the industrialization of Africa.It is a time when governments and other organizations in many African countries examine ways to stimulate Africa’s industrialization process. It is also an occasion to draw worldwide media attention to the problems and challenges of industrialization in Africa.
This years theme is: Accelerating industrialization for boosting intra-African trade.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
One-day social media action to raise awareness of MDG successes and push for achievement of the Goals by 2015
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries - a need that has become a development priority.
At the Millennium Summit, world leaders committed themselves to cutting by half by the year 2015 the number of people living in extreme poverty - people whose income is less than one dollar a day.
This years theme is ”Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building Peace”.
- Eradicate Poverty
- UNDP Poverty Reduction
- IMF Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers
- Rural Poverty Knowledgebase
- Millennium Development Goals
- Millennium Summit
- ECLAC Eradicate Poverty
Security Council meeting on Haiti
Friday, 12 October 2012
The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution contained in document S/2012/743 , submitted by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, the United States of America and Uruguay.
The Council proceeded to vote on the draft resolution (S/2012/743) before it.
Decision: The draft resolution (S/2012 743 / ) received 15 votes in favour, none against and no abstentions, and was adopted unanimously as resolution 2070 (2012).
October 3rd, 2012
The present report covers major developments since the issuance of the previous report of 29 February 2012 (S/2012/128).
- Reports of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission
- Meeting Records
- Presidential Statements
- MINUSTAH Website
Photo Source: UN Mission in Haiti Marks Annual Peacekeeper Day
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Photo # 515564, Logan Abassi/UN Photo.
World Habitat Day 2012
Designated by the UN General Assembly A/RES/40/202[A], the first Monday of October is World Habitat Day.
- Habitat Agenda
- Human Settlements (Habitat II) Reports of the Secretary-General
- Human Settlements-Resolutions
- Human Settlements-Budget
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation,
World Habitat Day Resources 2012- Message from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon