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7 September 2018
SG/A/1831-BIO/5136-ICEF/1894

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Charlotte Petri Gornitzka of Sweden as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as Deputy Executive Director, Partnerships, at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

9 July 2018
SC/13412

The Security Council, acting unanimously at the outset of a far-ranging open debate today, adopted a resolution aimed at further crystalizing the protection of children in armed conflicts, including by combating their recruitment by non-State armed groups and treating formerly recruited children primarily as victims.

22 December 2017
SG/A/1777-BIO/5050-ICEF/1893

Following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Henrietta H. Fore of the United States as the Fund’s new Executive Director.

22 December 2017

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is again calling urgently upon the Government of Australia to find humane solutions for the refugees and asylum-seekers abandoned on Manus Island, noting that about 800 people have remained in a precarious situation there since the “off-shore processing” facility was closed on 31 October.

20 November 2017
SG/SM/18790-ICEF/1892-OBV/1753

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on World Children’s Day, in New York today:

5 October 2017
SG/SM/18733

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

3 August 2017
SC/12942

At its 67th meeting, on 3 August 2017, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the fourth report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Philippines (document S/2017/294), covering the period from 1 December 2012 to 31 December 2016, agreed to convey the following messages through a public statement by the Chair of the Working Group:

1 August 2017
SC/12936

At its sixty-sixth meeting, on 22 June 2017, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the fifth report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Sudan (S/2017/191), covering the period from 1 March 2011 to 31 December 2016, agreed to address the following messages through a public statement issued by the Chair of the Working Group.

12 April 2017
SG/A/1718-BIO/4948

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Virginia Gamba of Argentina as his Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General.

12 December 2016
SG/SM/18358-ICEF/1891

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message marking the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in New York today:

6 June 2016
SG/A/1664-BIO/4844-ICEF/1889

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Shanelle Hall of the United States as Deputy Executive Director (Field Results) of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

6 June 2016
SG/A/1665-BIO/4845-ICEF/1890

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Maria Calivis of Italy as Deputy Executive Director (Programmes) ad interim of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

6 June 2016
SG/A/1663*-BIO/4843*-ICEF/1888*

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Omar Abdi, a Canadian national born in Somalia, as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  He will succeed Geeta Rao Gupta, whom the Secretary-General would like to thank for her exceptional service and commitment to UNICEF.

15 January 2016
SG/A/1626-BIO/4806-ICEF/1887

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Justin Forsyth, a British national, as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

24 September 2015
SG/SM/17097-ICEF/1885

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “Voices of Children" event with Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, in New York today:

22 September 2015
SG/SM/17094-ENV/DEV/1559-ICEF/1884

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the event on “investing in early childhood development as the foundation for sustainable development”, today, in New York:

8 June 2015
SG/A/1573-BIO/4730-ICEF/1883

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

1 August 2014
SG/A/1492-BIO/4613-ICEF/1881
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Omar Abdi, a Canadian national born in Somalia, as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
2 May 2014
SG/A/1463-ICEF/1880
Following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Secretary-General is pleased to reappoint Anthony Lake as Executive Director of UNICEF.
12 March 2012
SG/SM/14151-ECO/206-ICEF/1878
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message on the launch of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, in London, 12 March: