Press Release

2 December 2016
SG/SM/18329-WOM/2097

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the United States summit on female genital mutilation (FGM), in Washington, D.C., today:

2 December 2016
SG/SM/18327-OBV/1697

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Soil Day, observed on 5 December:

2 December 2016
SG/SM/18328-OBV/1698

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for International Anti-Corruption Day, observed on 9 December:

2 December 2016
SG/SM/18326-OBV/1696

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for International Volunteer Day, observed on 5 December:

2 December 2016
SG/SM/18325-GA/11684-HR/5337

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the General Assembly high-level panel discussion on the tenth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in New York today:

2 December 2016
ORG/1642

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations (IAAC) held its thirty-sixth session from 28 to 30 November at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

2 December 2016
PI/2189-NGO/840

The Department of Public Information (DPI) today associated itself with 11 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), bringing to 1,450 the number working with the Department in the area of communications and outreach.

2 December 2016
SC/12607-PI/2188

Exploitation of the Internet and social media for terrorist purposes will be defeated, including through sustained and comprehensive action involving the active participation and collaboration of Member States, international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector, according to the one of the preliminary conclusions of a special meeting in New York on 1 December.

1 December 2016
SG/SM/18324

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

1 December 2016
SC/12606

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Román Oyarzun Marchesi (Spain):