On 19 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat convened the first United Nations-African Union Annual Conference, at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
António Guterres of Portugal, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1 January 2017.
The African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations held a joint consultative meeting on South Sudan on 29 January on the margins of the African Union twenty-eighth Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa.
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General-designate António Guterres’ remarks at a press encounter, in New York today:
Following are UN Secretary-General-designate António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office, in New York today:
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.
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.
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