Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization for 2012
The pillars of the work of the Organization are converging: events in the peace and security arena are having a lasting impact on progress in development and human rights and vice versa...
…An added feature of our common reality is that the time horizons for national and international action have changed. The world is moving faster, and we must react faster.
Reflecting the United Nations commitment to going green, I have decided to go paperless with the report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization...
Building the foundations for sustainable development is the greatest challenge we face today as an international community.
The Organization will not be able to meet the demands and expectations of its Members without the necessary resources and equitable global burden-sharing by its Members.
Africa remained a key area of focus for the United Nations during the past year.
Development cannot take hold in the face of political repression that thwarts fundamental freedoms.
In 2011, the Organization coordinated humanitarian relief for more than 56 million affected people, nearly double the number three years previously.
Throughout the past year, the Organization nurtured conditions for the respect of the rule of law through its focus on combating impunity and strengthening accountability.
Lack of progress on the disarmament and non-proliferation agenda within the United Nations arena is troubling.
H. Drug control, crime prevention and combating international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
The Organization and its Member States made important progress in the past year in strengthening the United Nations response to the terrorism threat.
The Organization has embarked on a number of critical initiatives which build on experiences and successes already achieved within the United Nations system.
All forces must be brought to bear to meet our mandates and help to address the problems we face. I look forward to our realizing these opportunities together.