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Statement Paris, France, Friday, 9 December, 2016

Secretary-General's video message to Open Government Partnership

Note to correspondents New York, Friday, 9 December, 2016

Note to Correspondents: In response to questions on Republic of Korea

Statement Vienna, Austria, Thursday, 8 December, 2016

Secretary-General's remarks at Habibi & Hawara Restaurant [as delivered]

Note to correspondents Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, 8 December, 2016

Note to Correspondents: Transcript of press encounter by UN Senior Adviser, Jan Egeland

Statement Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, 8 December, 2016

Secretary-General's video message to Ninth Bali Democracy Forum

Noon Briefing Highlights

New York, 9 December 2016

  • CORRUPTION A ‘STRANGLING ROOT’ THAT CHOKES HOPES FOR ALL THE PEOPLE: SECRETARY-GENERAL...
  • DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL SPOTLIGHTS GRAVE PATTERNS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN D.P.R. KOREA...
  • SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘CONFIDENT’ THAT REPUBLIC OF KOREA WILL OVERCOME DIFFICULTIES THROUGH UNITY...

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Official Travels

 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and wife Yoo Soon-taek with the staff of the Habibi & Hawara Restaurant in Vienna, a visit aimed at showcasing the UN-System-Wide Campaign, “TOGETHER: Respect, Safety & Dignity for All.” UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

SECRETARY-GENERAL VISITS AUSTRIAN-ARAB RESTAURANT IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

In remarks Ban Ki-moon says that “we are together. We are the same brothers and sisters. We are the same people, men and women. There is no difference at all.”

In Focus

MIGRATION AND REFUGEES

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his latest op-ed in the Huffington Post, stressed that he has been urging leaders across Europe, and indeed throughout the world, to show greater solidarity not just through relief, but through resettlement and other legal pathways for refugees.

SYRIA

The Security Council must set aside its political differences and come together to find a solution for the “intractable” and drawn-out Syrian conflict.

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Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

The report provides data on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the United Nations system for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2015 and information on measures being taken to strengthen the Organization’s response.