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.
Secretary-General’s remarks at event on response to the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, London Somalia Conference [as delivered]
Ladies and Gentlemen, Just over two months ago, I travelled to Mogadishu and Baidoa to spotlight the humanitarian crisis in Somalia. I chose this for my first visit as Secretary-General to the field because I remember too well the tragic situation in 2011. I could never forget the devastation, displacement, drought, famine and desperation.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (scroll down for French)
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack perpetrated by suspected anti-Balaka against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 8 May, on the Rafai-Bangassou axis, in the south east of the Central African Republic. The attack led to the death of four peacekeepers while ten others have been evacuated to Bangui. One peacekeeper is still missing.
Your Excellency, Mr. Nabeel Munir, Vice-President of ECOSOC, Your Excellency Ms. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to join you for the opening of the 2017 Integration Segment of the Economic and Social Council. I am also really pleased that this Segment will discuss a defining question for the years ahead, namely: “What will it take to make poverty eradication an integral objective of all policies?”
Note to Correspondents: Update on investigation into the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him
Mr. Mohamed Othman, former Chief Justice of Tanzania, held meetings last week with Member States in New York in his role as Eminent Person in relation to the investigation into the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him.