Organization matters

Organization matters

22 June 2022
SG/SM/21344

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Annual Memorial Service to Honour United Nations Personnel Who Lost Their Lives in the Line of Duty from 1 January to 31 December 2021, in New York today:

22 June 2022

In Yemen, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that aid agencies remain concerned that the humanitarian crisis there will deteriorate sharply in the coming months largely due to economic problems, including a weaker currency and higher prices due to the Ukraine war.

13 May 2022
SG/SM/21271

Following is the statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres following the spring session of the UN Chief Executives Board meetings, today:

4 May 2022
SG/SM/21257

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath‑laying ceremony at the United Nations House, in Abuja, Nigeria, today

21 April 2022
ORG/1724

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations held its fifty-eighth session from 19 to 21 April at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

25 March 2022

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees today said the number of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers in Costa Rica has doubled in the last eight months, reaching more than 150,000 people.  This represents 3 per cent of Costa Rica’s total population of 5 million.

24 March 2022
SG/SM/21204

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, observed on 25 March:

8 March 2022

Some 175,000 people in Ethiopia have been displaced from their homes due to the drought ravaging the Horn of Africa, and over 1.5 million cows and other livestock are estimated to have died, humanitarian affairs officials say.  The drought also displaced 670,000 men, women and children in neighbouring Somalia.

22 February 2022
ORG/1723

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations (IAAC) held its fifty-seventh session from 16 to 18 February 2022.  Due to the ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic, the meetings were held virtually.  The session was presided over by the Chair, Janet St. Laurent.  All the other members of the Committee — namely, Agus Pramono (Vice-Chair), Dorothy Bradley, Anton Kosyanenko and Imran Vanker — were in attendance.

21 February 2022
SG/SM/21147

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations System Staff College today:

4 February 2022

At least 25 United Nations staff members and associated personnel – including 24 peacekeepers, 19 of whom worked for the Mission in Mali – were killed in deliberate attacks in 2021, according to the Standing Committee for the Security and Independence of the International Civil Service of the United Nations Staff Union.

3 February 2022
ORG/1722

At least 25 United Nations staff members and associated personnel — one civilian and 24 peacekeepers, including two women peacekeepers — were killed in deliberate attacks during 2021, according to the Standing Committee for the Security and Independence of the International Civil Service of the United Nations Staff Union.

13 December 2021
ORG/1721

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations held its fifty-sixth session from 7 to 10 December 2021.  Due to the ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic, the meetings were held virtually.  The session was presided over by the Chair, Janet St. Laurent.  All the other members of the Committee, namely Agus Pramono (Vice-Chair), Dorothy Bradley, Anton Kosyanenko, and Imran Vanker, were in attendance.

7 December 2021
ORG/1720

The sixty-first meeting of the Panel of External Auditors, chaired by Girish Chandra Murmu, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, was held from 6 to 7 December as a hybrid session hosted from the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

18 November 2021

United Nations officials in Myanmar report worsening humanitarian conditions due to conflict, political instability and COVID-19 since the military seized control of the Government in February.  More than 230,000 people have been displaced since then, with food running desperately short in some host communities.

5 November 2021
PKO/810

The United Nations Department of Peace Operations announced that Superintendent Sangya Malla of Nepal, currently serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), will be named the 2021 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year.  Superintendent Malla will be presented the award by United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres at a virtual ceremony on 9 November.

21 October 2021

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new crisis response initiative in Afghanistan, known as ABADEI, as part of efforts to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.  Among other things, it provides grants to small businesses, cash-for-work projects and support to marginalized individuals.

21 October 2021
SG/SM/20984

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Day concert, held today:

19 October 2021
SG/SM/20979

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for United Nations Day, observed on 24 October:

18 August 2021

Today marks three years since the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan.  As the current Secretary-General said, Kofi was one-of-a-kind, a man who embodied United Nations values.  Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said that, on this day three years ago, the world lost one of its moral voices.