Africa

Africa

8 September 2018
SG/SM/19201

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

3 September 2018
SG/SM/19188-DEV/3348

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the China‑Africa Cooperation Summit in Beijing today:

10 August 2018
SC/13454

The Security Council, noting the Secretary-General’s recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) be extended for another three years from 1 September, requested today that he conduct a strategic review of the Office’s mandate and activities.

10 August 2018
SC/13453

Noting the increased demands on the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWAS), the Security Council today underscored the need for adequate resources, while reiterating its concern about the region’s challenging security situation, notably threats posed by terrorism and transnational organized crime.

2 August 2018
SG/SM/19153

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

2 August 2018

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that volcanic activity on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island, which has a population of more than 10,000 people, has intensified in the last few weeks.  The Vanuatu Council of Ministers has called for the immediate compulsory evacuation of Ambae residents to the neighbouring island of Maewo.

19 July 2018
SC/13430

The members of the United Nations Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council held their twelfth annual joint consultative meeting in New York on 19 July 2018.

18 July 2018
SC/13428

The complex peace and security issues facing Africa are such that neither the United Nations, nor the African Union can address the challenges on their own, the Security Council was told today as it received its annual briefing on strengthening cooperation between the two organizations.

17 July 2018
SC/13426

Recent developments in West Africa and the Sahel have been characterized by both volatility and democratic gains, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today, warning that the latter “are not immune from reversal” and could be negatively impacted by the former.

13 July 2018
SG/A/1819-BIO/5109

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Hanna S. Tetteh of Ghana as Director‑General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi.  She succeeds Sahle‑Work Zewde, who has been appointed as Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union.

10 July 2018
DSG/SM/1193-SC/13415-WOM/2153

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council meeting on women, peace and security in the Sahel, in New York today:

10 July 2018
SC/13414

There can be no peace, security or development without the involvement of women at all levels of decision‑making and peace processes, the Security Council heard today during a briefing from senior officials who just returned from a visit to the Sahel region, where women and girls pay a stark cost for conflict.

9 July 2018
SG/2244

On 9 July, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, convened the second African Union-United Nations Annual Conference at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

6 July 2018
DSG/SM/1190

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the thirty-first ordinary session of the African Union, as prepared for delivery, in Nouakchott, Mauritania, 1 July:

2 July 2018

In Syria, intense air and ground‑based strikes continuing over the weekend in multiple areas in Dara’a Governorate have led to the largest displacement — an estimated 270,000 people — since the conflict began in 2011, according to our humanitarian colleagues.

28 June 2018
SG/SM/19116

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

28 June 2018

As hostilities escalate in southern Syria, civilian deaths continue to be reported and up to 66,000 people have now been displaced.  Many who fled towards the Jordanian border remain stranded in the desert with little access to humanitarian help.  Planned aid convoys will proceed as soon as the security situation allows.

27 June 2018
SG/A/1813*-BIO/5098*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union at the level of Under-Secretary-General.

25 June 2018
SG/SM/19104-SC/13393

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council on the maintenance of international peace and security:  comprehensive review of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, in New York today:

13 June 2018
SC/13379

The international community must have a coordinated response to the serious political and security challenges in Central Africa, which included armed conflict, terrorism, poaching, organized transnational crime and maritime piracy, the Security Council heard today as it was briefed on recent developments in the region.