Secretary-General on Africa
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Secretary-General's remarks on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda [as delivered]
I am honoured to be with you today, on one of the most solemn occasions on the United Nations calendar.
Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council Thematic Debate entitled Peacekeeping Operations Review [Bilingual version, as delivered]
United Nations peacekeeping is an investment in global peace, security, and prosperity. Around the world, the Blue Helmets are the concrete expression of the Charter’s determination “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” The achievements of peace operations are a source of great pride to us all. When they fail, it causes us pain and drives us to improve. United Nations peacekeepers have contributed to a legacy of stability from El Salvador to Namibia, from East Timor to Côte d’Ivoire, and from Mozambique to Cambodia.
KAMPALA – A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken.
Joint communiqué of the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union and the International Organization of La Francophonie on the situation in the Kasaï provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Addis Ababa, New York, Brussels and Paris, 27 March 2017: The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and the International Organisation of La Francophonie continue to follow developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) closely. They express deep concern over the grave situation in the Kasaï provinces, as illustrated by reports that, between 23 and 24 March, about 40 members of the Congolese National Police were killed, during an ambush by the Kamuina Nsapu militia on the road between Tshikapa and Kananga.