Africa at the UN General Assembly

It’s that time of the year again, when the United Nations General Assembly — the institution''s main deliberative body — holds its annual debate, starting 23 September. It brings together world leaders and non-governmental actors. Africa Renewal online brings you the issues that are important to the continent. Watch this space.

  • 20 Mai 2017

    Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Libya

    The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm. He is particularly disturbed by the high number of fatalities as well as reports of summary executions of civilians, which, if confirmed, may constitute war crimes. The continued insecurity in Libya is a reminder that there is no military solution. The Secretary General therefore urges all key Libyan stakeholders to re-commit to the political dialogue and engage constructively towards that goal.

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  • 20 Mai 2017

    Note to correspondents - Transcript of Press Conference by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura

    Transcript of Press Conference by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de MisturaConclusion of the 6th round of Intra-Syrian talksGeneva,19 May 2017 SdM: Let me read to you some comments and then of course I will take some questions, so don’t be intimidated by the formality of my comments. 

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  • 19 Mai 2017

    Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Algeria

    The Secretary-General notes the announcement by the Algerian Constitutional Council of the results of the 4 May 2017 elections to the People's National Assembly. He congratulates the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the elections. The Secretary-General would welcome any further steps the Government and all stakeholders can take to continue to strengthen the democratic process. The Secretary-General deployed a panel of electoral experts to the country from 28 April to 7 May 2017, at the invitation of the Government.

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  • 19 Mai 2017

    Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Algeria

    The Secretary-General notes the announcement by the Algerian Constitutional Council of the results of the 4 May 2017 elections to the People's National Assembly. He congratulates the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the elections. The Secretary-General would welcome any further steps the Government and all stakeholders can take to continue to strengthen the democratic process. The Secretary-General deployed a panel of electoral experts to the country from 28 April to 7 May 2017, at the invitation of the Government.

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  • 19 Mai 2017

    Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary- General on the Algerian elections

    The Secretary-General notes the announcement by the Algerian Constitutional Council of the results of the 4 May 2017 elections to the People's National Assembly. He congratulates the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the elections. The Secretary-General would welcome any further steps the Government and all stakeholders can take to continue to strengthen the democratic process. The Secretary-General deployed a panel of electoral experts to the country from 28 April to 7 May 2017, at the invitation of the Government.

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  • 19 Mai 2017

    Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Algeria

    The Secretary-General notes the announcement by the Algerian Constitutional Council of the results of the 4 May 2017 elections to the People's National Assembly. He congratulates the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the elections. The Secretary-General would welcome any further steps the Government and all stakeholders can take to continue to strengthen the democratic process. The Secretary-General deployed a panel of electoral experts to the country from 28 April to 7 May 2017, at the invitation of the Government.

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  • 14 Mai 2017

    Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attacks against civilians and MINUSCA peacekeepers in the town of Bangassou in the Central African Republic (scroll down for French)

    The Secretary-General is outraged by the attacks perpetrated by suspected anti-Balaka against civilians and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 12 and 13 May, in the town of Bangassou, in the south east of the country. These attacks led to significant population displacement, an undetermined number of civilian casualties and the death of one Moroccan peacekeeper, bringing to six the number of peacekeepers killed in the Central African Republic this week.

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  • 12 Mai 2017

    Note to Correspondents on South Sudan

    On the margins of the London Conference on Somalia, the Secretary-General discussed the situation in South Sudan with a number of international stakeholders. In this respect, on 10 and 11 May 2017, he met with the Chairperson of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. 

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  • 11 Mai 2017

    Secretary-General’s joint press conference at the London Somalia Conference

    Secretary-General’s joint press conference at the London Somalia Conference with Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, and Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia    Thank you very much first of all, to the Government of the United Kingdom, to Boris Johnson, for having had the initiative of this conference, and to the President of Somalia for having created the political conditions that allowed it to happen.  

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  • 11 Mai 2017

    Secretary-General’s opening remarks at the London Somalia Conference [as delivered]

    Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   We are here to support Somalia at a moment which is both tragic and hopeful. And I do believe that Somalia can be in the near future the kind of good news that we badly need in the international community and in our troubled world.   I thank the United Kingdom, as well as President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo of Somalia, for co-hosting.   I deeply appreciate the leadership of the African Union and the vital work of AMISOM. I thank Chairperson Faki for joining us today.  

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