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13 February 2018
GA/PK/232

To uphold its noble legacy, United Nations peacekeepers must adopt a more flexible posture, tailored to specific conflicts and endowed with the resources and capabilities needed to improve foresight in tackling new threats, delegates in the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations said today as they concluded their general debate.

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27 January 2018
SG/SM/18871-ENV/DEV/1831

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event on “Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 — Five Years Later:  Taking Stock of Progress and Lessons in Light of the Sustainable Development Goals”, in Addis Ababa today:

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8 March 2018
SC/13240

The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) ahead of a debate during which speakers — on International Women’s Day — placed women’s vital role front and centre in achieving a sustainable peace and security after years of conflict.

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27 February 2018
SG/SM/18914-ECOSOC/6892

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Economic and Social Council operational activities for development segment, in New York today:

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21 February 2018
DSG/SM/1131-DEV/3314

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks at the Regional Sustainable Development Goals’ Coordination Leaders Forum:  Building a Partnership to Underpin National Sustainable Development Solutions, in Minsk today:

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21 February 2018
SC/13216

The Security Council must swiftly and effectively discharge all its power and responsibilities to overcome emerging threats and prevent massacres, genocide and the killing of civilians around the world and immediately in Syria, members heard today while they considered the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

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19 February 2018

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and humanitarian colleagues express concern about persistent forced displacement of indigenous people and farming communities in rural Colombia. Since 19 January, violence in Caceres has displaced at least 822 people; in Bajo Cauco murders have increased.

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12 February 2018
GA/PK/231

The time had come for the United Nations, its Member States and other partners to engage in a frank discussion on the future of peacekeeping in response to ever-changing threats and challenges in some of the world’s most hostile environments, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations heard today as it opened its 2018 substantive session.

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7 February 2018

Our humanitarian colleagues are concerned for the safety and protection of 2 million men, women and children living in Syria’s Idlib Governorate, where air strikes and shelling continue to be reported daily, resulting in civilian deaths and injuries, as well as the destruction of civilian infrastructure.

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5 February 2018

Civilian returns to Iraq’s newly accessible areas continue to increase since the conclusion of major counter‑Daesh military operations late last year; 3.2 million previously displaced people have now returned home, surpassing the total number of displaced in the country for the first time since the crisis began four years ago.