Despite progress in the realization of children’s rights, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, too many commitments remain unfulfilled. This is particularly true for children deprived of liberty, who often remain invisible and forgotten.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the launch of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 at a meeting with high-level officials from ministries of finance and foreign affairs, together with leaders from major global financial institutions.
The following statement by the Middle East Quartet (United Nations, Russian Federation, United States, European Union) was issued today:
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Olympic Committee (OIC) President Thomas Bach today unveiled a cornerstone plaque to commemorate the United Nations-IOC partnership to build a United Nations staff recreation facility.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Ivan Šimonović of Croatia as his Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcome the peaceful conduct of the partial re-run for the elections of President of Comoros and Governor of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Monday’s attacks by armed groups on an internally displaced persons camp and the shooting at a nearby market in Sortoni, North Darfur.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established the United Nations Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Wednesday’s attack on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by an unknown armed group, in which one South African peacekeeper was killed and another wounded. The attack took place 40 kilometres south-west of Kutum, North Darfur, while the peacekeepers, on patrol, were travelling from Kutum to Djarido.
The United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), European Union and the International Organization of La Francophonie welcome the final results of the second round of the presidential elections in the Central African Republic announced by the Transitional Constitutional Court on 1 March 2016, which were conducted peacefully with the active participation of the Central African people.
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