Japan

Japan

10 March 2021
SG/SM/20617

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, observed on 11 March:

10 March 2021

The United Nations and the Government of Iraq today released the 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan which seeks $607.2 million in humanitarian aid to assist 1.5 million of the most vulnerable internally displaced people in Iraq and returnees.  According to the overview, 4.1 million Iraqis need humanitarian assistance.

26 February 2021
DSG/SM/1547

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the celebration of the birthday of the Emperor of Japan, today:

17 December 2020
SG/SM/20506

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the Japan National Conference for Realizing a Carbon‑Neutral Society by 2050, held today:

17 December 2020

The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan told the Security Council that Afghanistan and the Taliban made genuine progress in peace talks, agreeing to rules and procedures; forming a working committee to discuss the agenda; and presenting each other initial lists of topics for negotiations.

2 November 2020
SG/SM/20388

Following is the text of UN Secretary General António Guterres’ video message to Japan International Cooperation Agency Symposium in Memory of Madame Sadako Ogata, held today:

26 October 2020

Honduras deposited the fiftieth instrument of ratification to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, resulting in it being entered into force in January 2021.  The Secretary-General said the Treaty is a commitment towards the elimination of nuclear weapons, which is the Organization’s highest disarmament priority.

26 October 2020
SG/SM/20368

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

9 August 2020
SG/SM/20201

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Izumi Nakamitsu, Under Secretary-General and United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, to the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, observed on 9 August:

7 July 2020

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that it is providing tents, water, tanks and toilets to the more than 3,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo that arrived in north-western Uganda last week during a temporary opening of two border crossing points.

6 July 2020
SG/SM/20163

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

19 June 2020

In Nepal, the United Nations team is helping the Government cope with the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting the repatriation of Nepali migrants returning from the Gulf and Southeast Asia at entry and transit points, with quarantine sites and isolation centres.  Some 25,000 returnees are expected in this first phase.

19 November 2019
BIO/5284

The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, Kimihiro Ishikane, presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

11 November 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization launched a $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available.  The project aims to help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's enhanced transparency requirements, and will benefit 26 targeted countries.

16 October 2019

In north‑east Syria, despite very difficult challenges, the United Nations and humanitarian partners continue to deliver aid and provide basic services to 1.8 million people in need where access allows.  This includes emergency food rations for 83,000 newly displaced people, hygiene kits and drinking water.

14 October 2019

The Secretary-General is following with increasing concern the situation in Guinea, where demonstrations have been called against a Government proposal to review the Constitution.  The United Nations continues to monitor the situation and remains in contact with key stakeholders with a view towards de-escalating tensions.

13 October 2019
SG/SM/19813

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

3 September 2019
SG/T/3272

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Yokohama, Japan, from France on the afternoon of Tuesday, 27 August.

19 July 2019
SG/SM/19672

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

19 July 2019

Across parts of Bangladesh, monsoon rains have led to flooding and landslides that has reportedly killed at 30 people affected 2 million.  The Government is providing food, shelter and emergency cash assistance, and the United Nations and aid partners are supporting water and health-related efforts.