United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres landed in Amman from Benghazi, Libya, on Friday evening, 5 April.
Nearly one month after the deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi, Indonesia, UNICEF says that some 375,000 children still need life-saving supplies and services. More than 2,000 were killed, and key services for children – such as schools and health centres – have been rendered inoperable.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan condemned the attack today that killed and injured religious scholars gathered in Kabul who were there to promote peace in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released a study that found nearly half of Afghan children are missing out on school.
The Secretary-General welcomed the return of calm in Côte d’Ivoire following the unacceptable acts of violence committed by soldiers of the Forces Armées de Côte d’Ivoire over the past few days. He commends the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for its efforts to address the unrest and restore security.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Jordan late on Monday evening, 27 March.
The Secretary-General visited the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan today in what he called a visit of solidarity. While there, he toured a number of projects run by UN agencies for some 80,000 residents of the camp. Addressing the press, he appealed to the parties to the conflict in Syria to understand that we must make peace.