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The SG’s Travels; Arms Trade Treaty; Syria; Ebola Outbreak in Uganda; ECOSOC

The SG’s Travels: Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon returned to New York on Saturday after his trip to China, the Balkan States, and London for the opening of the Olympic Ceremonies. Mr. Ban briefed the press today on the contents of his travels, the current situation in Syria, and his response the Arms Trade Treaty conference that concluded on Friday.

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Arms Trade Treaty; PGA/ Rio Outcome; Syria; Sudan aid; Myanmar; SG at the Olympics

Arms Trade Treaty: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to countries to show flexibility and make progress in the negotiations of a treaty that would regulate the conventional arms trade. With just two days left before the end of the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Mr. Ban is also concerned about the “very limited progress in the negotiations” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.

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SG’s travels; Security Council Mandates; Syria; Israeli- Palestinian talks; Côte d’Ivoire; World Hepatitis Day

SG’s travels: The Secretary-General began his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina today, where he met with the Members of the Presidency, among other top officials, and also addressed the Parliamentary Assembly.

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The SG’s travels in South-East Europe; Camp Ashraf Roadmap; Iraqi refugees in Syria; Lebanon- Syria border; Somalia;

The SG’s travels in South- East Europe: Continuing his visit to South-East Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of dialogue and engagement across the region, highlighting the importance of the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

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International AIDS Conference; Special Envoy for HIV/ AIDS; Iraq; Syria;Côte d’Ivoire

International AIDS Conference: UN officials have called for a renewed commitment to tackle HIV/AIDS and end the epidemic once and for all, as over 20,000 delegates from all over the world gathered in the United States capital for the XIX International AIDS Conference.

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SG’s visit to Slovenia; UNSMIS; ICJ; Palestinian children detainees; East Darfur; Somalia

SG’s visit to Slovenia: Slovenia has much to offer to Europe, the world and the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he addressed its Parliament, highlighting the contributions of this “small but crucially important” country.

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