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.
The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the National Elections Commission on 29 December of the final results of the presidential run-off election in Liberia. He congratulates Mr. George Weah on his election as the next President of the Republic of Liberia and commends Vice President Joseph Boakai for conceding defeat. The Secretary-General applauds all Liberians for the successful completion of the elections process, which was conducted in a peaceful environment. He commends the work of the national, regional and international electoral observation teams.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack in the Helwan district, Egypt
The Secretary-General condemns today’s attack outside Mar Mina church in the Helwan district, south of Cairo. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt and wishes a swift recovery to those who have been injured. The Secretary-General calls for those responsible for today’s horrific attack to be swiftly brought to justice. Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General 29 December 2017
The Secretary-General welcomes the peaceful conduct of the second round of the Presidential election in Liberia. He commends the Government, political parties and people of Liberia for the orderly poll. Following consultations with relevant national stakeholders, the Secretary-General has requested former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, a member of his High-level Advisory Board, to travel to Monrovia from 28 to 30 December as part of the United Nations continued good offices engagement in Liberia.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Republic of the Congo [ scroll down for French]
The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of a ceasefire and cessation of hostilities agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and Reverend Pastor Ntumi, on 23 December. The Secretary-General expresses the hope that the agreement will lead to a sustainable peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Pool region of the country and the alleviation of the dire humanitarian situation there. The United Nations stands ready to support the parties in the implementation of the agreement.