Latest Reports by the Secretary-General
Central Africa, Guinea-Bissau and Somalia are among the countries in focus in the latest Reports of the Secretary-General relating to field missions managed by the Department of Political Affairs.
Central Africa: Strategy against LRA depends on international support – 11 June 2012
The Secretary-General, in his latest report on Central Africa, expressed encouragement at the growing cooperation among regional and international actors working to eliminate the threat posed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). He called on the international community to support the implementation of a regional strategy to address the threat and impact of the LRA, including through disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, resettlement and reintegration efforts. These efforts will only be successful if the necessary resources are allocated to carry them out, the Secretary-General concluded.
Read the full report on Central Africa (PDF).
Central African Republic: Security gains despite persisting threats by armed groups - 29 May 2012
Most of the Central African Republic has become accessible in 2012, whereas a year ago Government control and access by international organizations could be assured only in certain regions. However, as the Secretary-General wrote in his latest report on the country, the continued threat to civilians posed by foreign armed groups such as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Popular Front for Recovery (FPR) continues to constitute a cause for serious concern.
Somalia: Critical transition to inclusive democracy - 1 May 2012
In his latest report on Somalia, the Secretary-General urged the country’s leaders to seize the opportunity to end the transitional period and establish inclusive institutions by August 2012. “They must agree to move forward together and to carefully listen to the views of the Somali people,” the Secretary-General wrote.
Read the full report on Somalia (PDF).
Guinea-Bissau: Call for return to constitutional rule after coup - 30 April 2012
The Secretary-General called for an immediate return to civilian rule after the April 2012 coup in Guinea-Bissau, and said the political, security, human rights and socio-economic situation was worsening in the country.
Read the full report on Guinea-Bissau (PDF).
Iraq: National reconciliation at the centre of political efforts - 29 March 2012
“Following the completion of the withdrawal of the United States forces, Iraq has entered a new chapter in its history,” the Secretary-General said in his report on Iraq of March 2012. While noting two national elections, the adoption of a constitution and the holding of provincial elections as achievements Iraq can be proud of, the UN chief expressed concern about the outstanding issues on national reconciliation.
Read the full report on Iraq (PDF).
Sierra Leone: Call for resumption of national dialogue - 14 March 2012
Ten years after Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war, a report by the Secretary-General attests to the West African country considerable progress in consolidating its hard-won peace and laying the foundations for a better future. At the same time, the report also notes continuing governance and developmental challenges.
Read the full report on Sierra Leone (PDF).
Libya: First democratic elections in over four decades - 1 March 2012
In his latest report on Libya, the Secretary-General called the first free and democratic elections in Libya in over four decades a crucial opportunity for the Libyan people. He particularly welcomed the participation of civil society in the consultations over the electoral law and the special measures to promote the representation of women.
Read the full report on Libya (PDF).