The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, have issued a joint appeal on the use of explosive weapons in cities, calling for an end to the devastation and civilian suffering.
Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 28 September at United Nations Headquarters, New York, on the margins of the high-level week of the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The United Nations-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministerial meeting was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York today. ASEAN and the United Nations reaffirmed the importance of further strengthening their Comprehensive Partnership towards the fulfilment of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
On 9 July, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, convened the second African Union-United Nations Annual Conference at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The following joint statement was issued today in Freetown:
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, strongly condemn the recent violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access in South Sudan.
Following is the joint statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the forthcoming presidential election in Kenya, issued today in Addis Ababa and New York:
On 19 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat convened the first United Nations-African Union Annual Conference, at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
António Guterres of Portugal, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1 January 2017.
The African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations held a joint consultative meeting on South Sudan on 29 January on the margins of the African Union twenty-eighth Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa.
Following are UN Secretary-General-designate António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office, in New York today:
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General-designate António Guterres’ remarks at a press encounter, in New York today:
Despite progress in the realization of children’s rights, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, too many commitments remain unfulfilled. This is particularly true for children deprived of liberty, who often remain invisible and forgotten.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the launch of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 at a meeting with high-level officials from ministries of finance and foreign affairs, together with leaders from major global financial institutions.
The following statement by the Middle East Quartet (United Nations, Russian Federation, United States, European Union) was issued today:
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Olympic Committee (OIC) President Thomas Bach today unveiled a cornerstone plaque to commemorate the United Nations-IOC partnership to build a United Nations staff recreation facility.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcome the peaceful conduct of the partial re-run for the elections of President of Comoros and Governor of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Monday’s attacks by armed groups on an internally displaced persons camp and the shooting at a nearby market in Sortoni, North Darfur.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established the United Nations Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Wednesday’s attack on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by an unknown armed group, in which one South African peacekeeper was killed and another wounded. The attack took place 40 kilometres south-west of Kutum, North Darfur, while the peacekeepers, on patrol, were travelling from Kutum to Djarido.
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