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United States

22 March 2019
SG/T/3248

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres travelled to Washington, D.C., for meetings with United States officials beginning on Wednesday, 13 March.

22 February 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a new report today which presents mounting evidence that the biodiversity underpinning global food systems is disappearing, putting the future of food, livelihoods, health and environment under severe threat, according to information from 91 reporting countries.

4 February 2019
SG/A/1854-BIO/5176-PI/2249

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mary Kirtley Waters of the United States as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Washington, D.C.

15 November 2018
SG/T/3238

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Washington, D.C., from New York early on Tuesday afternoon, 13 November.

12 November 2018
SG/SM/19341

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

30 October 2018
SG/T/3235

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived on Tuesday, 23 October, in Washington, D.C.

29 October 2018

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said it is concerned about the resurgence of insecurity in the Lac region in the west of Chad.  The situation has forced some aid agencies to suspend operations leaving tens of thousands of people without food and health services.

27 October 2018
SG/SM/19322

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

24 October 2018

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that recent insecurity in several areas in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced tens of thousands of people to flee for safety and caused many humanitarian organizations to suspend or limit their activities.

15 October 2018

Marking International Day of Rural Women, the Secretary-General said rural women and girls are crucial in building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future.  He called on countries to take action to ensure that women and girls fully enjoy their human rights, including the rights of land and security of land tenure.

9 October 2018

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reports that it has managed, for the first time since civil war broke out in South Sudan almost five years ago, to send a food-assistance boat convoy up the Sobat River, a tributary of the White Nile in the Upper Nile region, with enough food to sustain 40,000 people for one month.

29 June 2018
SG/T/3225

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres spent Saturday, 23 June, in Washington, D.C.

12 June 2018
SG/SM/19084-DC/3777

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

12 June 2018

Heavy rains marking the start of the monsoon season in Bangladesh have impacted nearly 2,500 families in the Rohingya refugee settlements in the Cox’s Bazar district, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which is continuing aid distribution and prepositioning more supplies.

5 June 2018
SG/T/3217

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Washington, D.C., from Belgium, on Wednesday evening, 16 May.

18 May 2018

The High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern over the murder of three human rights defenders working with indigenous and peasants’ rights organizations in Guatemala during the last 10 days, calling for a prompt investigation into those and other attacks against rights defenders, and accountability for the perpetrators.

17 May 2018

A peacekeeper from the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was killed and eight others injured this morning in the southern part of the country.  The contingent from Mauritania was escorting a convoy to the town of Alindao when it was attacked by presumed members of the anti-Balaka.

8 May 2018
SG/SM/19022-DC/3772

The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:

9 March 2018
SG/SM/18929-DC/3761

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

15 February 2018

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the United Nations human rights office released their annual report on the impact of armed conflict on civilians, finding that 10,453 civilians had lost their lives or suffered injuries in 2017.  While down 9 per cent from 2016, casualties were caused mainly by suicide bombings.