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Syria resolution; China- Africa meeting; Israeli tourist bombing; Israel and Lebanon

Syria resolution: Despite the appeals for united and concerted action to help end the escalating violence in Syria, the Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would have threatened sanctions on Damascus, owing to the negative votes of permanent members Russia and China.

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Nelson Mandela International Day; Libya; Syria; China; Russia; Ethiopia; Bangladeshi journalist

Nelson Mandela International Day: The United Nations today marked Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating the South African leader’s 94th birthday and honoring his contributions to democracy, racial justice and reconciliation with events at its Headquarters in New York and around the world.

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UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide; Syria; Somalia; US execution of two persons with disabilities; DR Congo murder trial; United Arab Emirates

UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Adama Dieng of Senegal, currently serving as Registrar of the International
Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), as his Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.

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SG’s travels; DSG’s travels; Yemen; Syria; Transnational organized crime; Day of the Iraqi child

SG’s travels: The Secretary-General will leave New York later on Monday for a visit that will take him to China and to Southeastern Europe. In Beijing, he will take part in a ministerial conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and in an online conversation with young people and in an event to recognize the role of Chinese people in the “Future We Want” campaign for sustainable development.

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New appointments by the SG; SG’s travels; Syria; Côte d’Ivoire; Haiti; Afghan women; Malaysia;

Today, the UN announced that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dr.Asha-Rose Migiro as Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa and Gordon Brown as UN Special Envoy for Global Education.

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DSG Travels; UN Peacebuilding; Russia’s draft law; Sahel; children with disabilities; West Africa

DSG Travels: The Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, travels today to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will lead the UN delegation participating in the African Union summit this weekend.

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