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16 July 2018
DSG/SM/1202-EN/325-ENV/DEV/1867

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the SE4ALL side event Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — Leaving No One Behind, in New York today:

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4 December 2018
SG/SM/19388-ENV/DEV/1913

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the 2019 Climate Summit, in Katowice, Poland, today:

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11 October 2018

Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child.  Under the 2018 theme “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”, it celebrates today’s generation of girls preparing to enter a world of work being transformed by innovation and automation.  In his message, the Secretary-General noted that his Youth2030 strategy aims to work with girls.

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30 April 2018

In Syria, our humanitarian colleagues are concerned for the safety and protection of tens of thousands of people as fighting continues to be reported in several areas of northern rural Homs Governorate.  The United Nations calls on all parties, and those with influence over them, to ensure protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and to allow for safe, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access to all in need.

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19 April 2018

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq commended Kurdistan Region political parties and blocs for signing the Electoral Charter of Honour on 18 April in Erbil.  He said that the Charter is essential to conducting the elections in a free, fair, impartial, transparent and credible manner.

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7 November 2016

The Secretary-General in Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland, this morning, opened a week of intensive negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders aimed at reaching a settlement this year to their long-standing conflict.  He commended their vision and said the prospect of a solution is within their reach.

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4 November 2016

The Human Rights Office says it has received reports that Da’esh has continued to forcibly transfer civilians in Iraq.  It was told that trucks full of abducted civilians were taken from Hamam al-Alil to Tal Afar city.  Credible reports also say 180 people were killed in Kokjali town, in eastern Mosul, on Wednesday.

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3 November 2016

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that the world must urgently curb emissions by 25 per cent from the predicted 2030 levels, and that even with the Paris Agreement, the world is still headed for a temperature rise of between 2.9 to 3.4 degrees centigrade this century.

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17 November 2016

The Secretary-General said the Government of Canada’s announcement that it was resuming support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees by donating Can $25 million will help the Agency continue vital health, education, humanitarian and social services for 5.3 million vulnerable refugees.

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19 October 2015
GA/EF/3427

As it began its discussion of sustainable development, the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) emphasized that the need for an effective global response to climate change could not be overstated.