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About STELLA VUZO

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Announcement

The Security Council will hold an open debate on Monday, 16 April 2018, at 10:00 a.m. New York Time, on “Preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice” under the agenda item “Women and peace and security” (S/2018/311).

Security Council Press statement on the situation in the Great Lakes region

NEW YORK, April 10-The members of the Security Council met on 10 April 2018 to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region, five years after the signature of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region. They were briefed by Mr Said Djinnit, Special envoy of the Secretary General for the Great Lakes, and Amb. Raymond Serge BALE, permanent representative of the Republic of Congo, as chair of the PSC Framework Regional Oversight Mechanism. Continue reading

SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SOMALIA

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of 1 April 2018 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle in Somalia in which a number of soldiers were killed and injured.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Uganda.  The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured. Continue reading

NEAR-VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRESS STAKEOUT ON THE PLEDGING CONFERENCE ON YEMEN BY THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL

GENEVA, TUESDAY 3 APRIL 2018
The Secretary-General:”Ladies and gentlemen from the media, thank you very much for your presence.  It is my pleasure to announce that this Pledging Conference represents a remarkable success of international solidarity to the people of Yemen.  The pledges announced represent more than $ 2 billion and if you compare with last year’s Pledging Conference, we reached $ 1.1 billion.  So practically, we have doubled the international commitment to Yemen from 2017 to 2018.   Continue reading

SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REMARKS TO THE PLEDGING CONFERENCE ON YEMEN

Geneva, 3 April 2018

[as delivered]

“Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen.

And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment. Continue reading

The Secretary-General reappoints Mr. Mohamed Chande Othman, former Chief Justice of Tanzania, to continue his work in relation to the Dag Hammarskjold investigation

New York, March 28, 2018-The Secretary-General is pleased to confirm that, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/252, he has reappointed Mohamed Chande Othman, former Chief Justice of Tanzania, to continue his work in relation to the investigation into the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him.
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Security Council Press Statement on the Rome Conference

NEW YORK, March 28 2018-The members of the Security Council commended the convening in Rome on March, 15 2018, of a ministerial meeting in support of Lebanon’s Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces, under the auspices of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG) and under the chairmanship of the United Nations and Italy. They welcomed the Joint Statement issued at the end of the meeting.
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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT LAUNCH OF INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR ACTION “WATER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” 2018-2028

New York, 22 March 2018    [As delivered]

“I am pleased to be with you on World Water Day to launch the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development.

I commend President Rahmon of Tajikstan for spearheading this effort at the General Assembly.

I recall my trip to Tajikistan last year, when I had the opportunity to see the impact of receding glaciers in the Pamir mountains.

During my visit, I also had the chance to attend the forum on the Sustainable Development Goals.
 Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General Continue reading