Secretary-General Press Release

8 December 2016
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major General Wang Xiaojun of the People’s Republic of China as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

8 December 2016
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Ahmed Al Meraikhi of Qatar as his Humanitarian Envoy.  He will succeed Abdullah al Matouq of Kuwait, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service to the organization.

8 December 2016
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the twenty-third Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), delivered by Petko Draganov, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, in Hamburg, Germany, today:

8 December 2016
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the ninth Bali Democracy Forum, in Bali, Indonesia, today:

7 December 2016
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for Human Rights Day, observed on 10 December:

7 December 2016
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The text of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the Paris meeting of partners of Burkina Faso for the National Plan for Economic and Social Development 2016-2020 is not available in English.  For the French text, please see www.un.org/press/fr/2016/sgsm18337.doc.htm.

7 December 2016
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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to inaugurate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) branding at the Vienna International Centre, in Vienna today:

7 December 2016
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the twenty-second International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions, delivered by Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, in Abu Dhabi today:

6 December 2016
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

6 December 2016
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, to the eleventh session of the Internet Governance Forum, in Jalisco, Mexico today: