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12 October 2009
GA/SHC/3949

Embarking on a two-day discussion on the advancement of women, members of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today encouraged speedy completion of proposals for a new United Nations body to oversee gender equality and women’s empowerment, in a process overseen by the Secretary-General with involvement from the Deputy Secretary-General, which was expected to conclude at year’s end.

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11 November 2011

This morning, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, briefed the Security Council on his recent trip to Sudan and South Sudan. He stressed that the only course of action available is to recommit to a peaceful negotiated settlement of outstanding issues and to an immediate de-escalation of tensions.

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23 November 2011

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the formation of the new Libyan Interim Government, and extends his congratulations to Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib and members of his Cabinet. He wishes the new Interim Government every success in addressing the numerous challenges facing Libya in this transitional period.

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9 December 2011

The Secretary‑General strongly condemns this morning’s attack against a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon vehicle near the town of Tyre, which injured five UNIFIL military personnel. UNIFIL and Lebanese authorities are cooperating closely in the ongoing investigation, and the Secretary‑General expects that the perpetrators will be swiftly identified and brought to justice.

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21 December 2011

“The transition process in Yemen is moving forward with the participation of all sides,” the Special Adviser dealing with the situation in that troubled country said at Headquarters today, adding that the United Nations would continue to support the 10-day old unity Government as it implemented a landmark power-transfer accord that would “hopefully steer the country towards stability and reform”.

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22 December 2011

From being increasingly vocal on human rights to taking decisions on tackling non-communicable diseases, the General Assembly had taken great strides in its current session during an “eventful and demanding” year for the United Nations, the Assembly President told journalists today at Headquarters. Speaking at a year-end press conference, Nasser Abdulaziz al-Nasser outlined some of the achievements made over the first three months of his tenure.

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11 January 2012

The Secretary-General spoke at the chairmanship handover ceremony of the Group of 77 and China this morning, when Argentina handed over to Algeria. He said Group of 77 leadership is fundamental in ensuring that concrete measures are adopted at the “Rio+20” conference in June.

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13 January 2012

The Secretary-General today appointed Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen of Denmark as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Management of the United Nations Population Fund. He also appointed Raisedon Zenenga of Zimbabwe as Deputy Special Representative (Political) in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

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20 January 2012

The Secretary-General will host a joint meeting with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities on 23-24 January at the Greentree Estate in Long Island, New York. This is fifth time that the Secretary-General is meeting with Mr. Christofias and Mr. Eroğlu in the framework of the Cyprus negotiations.

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13 May 2014

Said Djinnit, the Secretary-General’s high-level representative tasked to discuss the fate of the abducted girls, met with UN officials and members of the diplomatic community yesterday upon his arrival in Abuja. Discussions focused on ways in which the United Nations can support efforts to safely return the girls to their families and facilitate their reintegration.