Refugees

Refugees

19 June 2018
SG/SM/19096-OBV/1801-REF/1260

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June:

18 June 2018
SG/SM/19094-REF/1259

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

23 May 2018
SG/SM/19050-REF/1258

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the consultative meeting of the Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees, in Paris today:

23 March 2018
SG/SM/18952-PAL/2219

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

16 March 2018
SG/SM/18939-REF/1257

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the joint response plan for the Rohingya refugee crisis, in Geneva today:

22 January 2018
DSG/SM/1123-REF/1255

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith‑Based Organizations in International Affairs Perspectives on Migration:  displacement and marginalization, inclusion and justice, in New York today:

15 December 2017

The United Nations refugee agency evacuated 74 refugees, mostly children and women, from Libya to Niger.  In the Central African Republic, voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees has begun; since Tuesday, 230 refugees have arrived in Sudan.  Agency-chartered flights will bring some 1,500 refugees home by the end of 2017.

2 November 2017
SC/13053

The number of forcibly displaced people around the world was now approaching 66 million, and that sharp rise reflected the weakness of international cooperation in responding to the crisis, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Security Council today.

20 September 2017
SG/SM/18703-REF/1254

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly side event on refuges and migrants titled “Follow-up to the New York Declaration:  One Year On”, in New York today:

22 June 2017
SG/SM/18587-REF/1253

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, in Kampala, Uganda, today:

20 June 2017
Note No. 6502

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.

20 June 2017
SG/SM/18581-OBV/1732-REF/1252

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June:

2 June 2017
SG/SM/18549-REF/1251-WFP/1083

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

7 April 2017
SG/SM/18489-GA/11904-REF/1250

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, delivered by Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, at the General Assembly meeting on Global Awareness of the Tragedies of Irregular Migrants in the Mediterranean Basin with Specific Emphasis on Syrian Asylum Seekers, in New York today:

31 January 2017
SG/SM/18424-REF/1249

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

14 December 2016
SG/SM/18365-AFR/3506-REF/1248

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to a high-level event on Uganda’s transformational approach to refugees and host communities, in New York today:

16 November 2016
SG/SM/18268-PAL/2207-REF/1246

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Advisory Commission, in Amman, Jordan, on 14 November:

16 November 2016
SG/SM/18271-PAL/2208-REF/1247

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

1 November 2016
SG/A/1681*-BIO/4896*-REF/1245

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Izumi Nakamitsu of Japan as Special Adviser ad interim on Follow-up to the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, which was held on 19 September.

3 October 2016
SG/SM/18171-REF/1244

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the opening of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Geneva today: