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29 June 2018
SG/SM/19120-L/3285

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ closing remarks at the High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism in New York today:

29 June 2018
L/3284

Calling on the international community, the private sector and academia to share knowledge, expertise and resources to “prevent new technologies from becoming lethal terrorist weapons”, Secretary‑General António Guterres urged Member States to work in tandem to tackle ever‑evolving terrorist threats and uproot its main drivers, as the United Nations first‑ever High‑level Conference on Counter‑Terrorism concluded today.

28 June 2018
SG/SM/19118-L/3283

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks at the United Nations High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism, in New York today:

22 June 2018
SC/13390

The Security Council today, meeting independently from but concurrently with the General Assembly, elected Yuji Iwasawa (Japan) to the International Court of Justice for a nine‑year term, beginning today until 5 February 2021.

22 June 2018
GA/12029

The General Assembly, meeting concurrently with the Security Council today, elected Yuji Iwasawa (Japan) to the International Court of Justice until 5 February 2021.

21 May 2018
L/3281

On the occasion of its seventieth anniversary session, the International Law Commission, under the overall theme “70 Years of the International Law Commission:  Drawing a Balance for the Future”, will hold a special commemorative event at United Nations Headquarters on 21 May.  Further commemorative events are scheduled to take place at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, on 5 and 6 July.  The complete programme of events can be found at legal.un.org/ilc/sessions/70/70thanniversary/.

4 May 2018
SG/A/1803*-BIO/5082*-L/3280

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has appointed Susan D. Page of the United States of America as his Special Adviser on Rule of Law, Global Focal Point Review Implementation.  Ms. Page formerly served as Special Representative of the Secretary‑General in Haiti, where she started up the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).

28 February 2018
L/3278

Concluding its annual session today, the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on Strengthening the Role of the Organization adopted its 2018 draft report and forwarded its recommendations to the General Assembly.

21 February 2018
SG/SM/18906-SC/13217-L/3277

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council briefing on “purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter in the maintenance of international peace and security”, in New York today:

20 February 2018
L/3276

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization opened its 2018 session today with delegates debating questions related to working methods, sanctions and the Committee’s role in the peaceful settlement of disputes.

15 February 2018
SG/SM/18898-L/3275

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message at the event marking the twentieth anniversary of the International Criminal Court, in The Hague today:

31 December 2017
SC/13151-L/3274

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Koro Bessho (Japan):

22 December 2017
SG/SM/18837-L/3273

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

21 December 2017
SG/SM/18834-L/3272

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the closing ceremony for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, at The Hague today:

4 December 2017
SG/SM/18808-L/3271

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in New York today:

4 October 2017
DSG/SM/1099-GA/L/3544

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks to the Sixth Committee (Legal) debate on the rule of law, in New York today:

1 March 2017
L/3270

Concluding its annual session today, the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on Strengthening the Role of the Organization adopted its 2017 draft report and forwarded its recommendations to the General Assembly.

22 February 2017
L/3269

Speakers in the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization today emphasized the body’s role in interpreting legal provisions related to sanctions use, peaceful dispute settlement — and more broadly — cooperation with regional organizations in working to maintain peace and security.

21 February 2017
L/3268

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization opened its 2017 session today with delegates debating questions related to sanctions, working methods and United Nations reform.

16 February 2017
SG/SM/18443-AFR/3532-L/3267

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