Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

18 November 2019
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Kanni Wignaraja of Sri Lanka as the next Assistant Secretary‑General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

3 November 2019
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the Tenth ASEAN‑United Nations Summit in Bangkok, Thailand today:

30 October 2019
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From 21 to 25 October 2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004), in cooperation with the Government of China, convened a training course for 1540 national points of contact in the Asia-Pacific region in Xiamen, China.  The course was supported by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs with the financial support of the European Union.

1 October 2019

Vulnerable migrants are still being taken to the Tajoura detention centre despite persistent calls for its closure due to its proximity [to] a military location, and just three months after an air strike killed 53 people and injured more than 130, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today.

28 September 2019
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting, in New York today:

15 July 2019
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

28 May 2019
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mohamed Khaled Khiari of Tunisia as Assistant Secretary-General for Middle East, Asia and the Pacific in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations.

27 May 2019
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the seventy-fifth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, in Bangkok today:

18 May 2019
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement at the end of his visit to the Pacific, in Port Vila, Vanuatu, today:

16 May 2019

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, continues to cause civilian casualties, with at least six killed and five others injured in an apparent air strike in Qasr bin Ghashir on Tuesday, according to staff of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

15 May 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting, in Suva, Fiji, today:

15 May 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the closing of the high-level political dialogue of the Pacific Island Forum meeting, in Suva, Fiji, today:

27 March 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, in Bangkok today:

26 March 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the meeting of the Executive Council of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network, today in Bangkok:

22 November 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Asian Forum on Human Rights, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, today:

11 October 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering, in Denpasar, Indonesia, today:

28 September 2018
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the meeting with Pacific Islands Forum leaders, in New York today:

28 September 2018

Relentless conflict and insecurity during South Sudan’s annual lean season have pushed 6.1 million people —  nearly 60 per cent of the population – into extreme hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Food Programme say in a new report.

28 September 2018
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Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 28 September at United Nations Headquarters, New York, on the margins of the high-level week of the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly.

28 September 2018
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The United Nations-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministerial meeting was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York today.  ASEAN and the United Nations reaffirmed the importance of further strengthening their Comprehensive Partnership towards the fulfilment of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.