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New York, 25 June 2018-” [as delivered] I welcome this formal debate of the General Assembly on the responsibility to protect. The first as it was said, since 2009. Such discussion is more critical today than ever as we strive together to protect people from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
Global leaders unanimously endorsed the responsibility to protect at the 2005 World Summit. Following genocides, a decade before in Rwanda and Srebrenica, and coming at a time of profound global divisions, this was a breakthrough. The imperative was clear: do more to protect people, and do so as a united international community.
NEW YOK-26 June 2018-Drug challenges are among the most complex problems we face, with wide-ranging impacts on health and well-being, families and communities, security and sustainable development.
Addressing them requires a holistic focus across many fronts, as highlighted in the outcome document unanimously adopted by the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem.
New York, 25 June 2018-[As delivered] Mr. President, Members of the Security Council,
I thank the Russian Federation Presidency for convening this debate at a crucial juncture for the people of the Middle East and North Africa. The region faces profound divisions, troubling currents and a tragic shredding of its diverse religious, ethnic and cultural fabric. Continue reading →
NEW YORK, June 22, 2018-The Tanzania country office presented it’s country portfolio to the UN Women Executive Board this week, and as part of the presentation, a short video, produced by KhangaRue media, was also screened
NEW YORK, June 22-The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, a subsidiary organ of the UN General Assembly, will convene, with the support of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem from 26 to 28 June 2018 in Rabat, Morocco. The conference theme is “The Question of Jerusalem after 50 years of Occupation and 25 years of the Oslo Accords”. Continue reading →
New York, 21 June 2018-The Secretary-General welcomes the positive steps taken recently by Ethiopia and Eritrea to resolve the outstanding issues regarding the normalization of relations between the two countries.
The Secretary-General commends the efforts of the leaders of both countries to achieve sustainable peace and good neighborly relations which, in turn, will have positive repercussions in the entire Horn of Africa region. Continue reading →
New York, 19 June 2018-In answer to questions following the announcement by the United States of its decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General has the following to say:
The Secretary-General would have much preferred for the United States to remain in the Human Rights Council. The UN’s Human Rights architecture plays a very important role in the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General