Author Archives: STELLA VUZO

About STELLA VUZO

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Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See

NEW YORK, 25 September 2017-The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See.

The Secretary-General and the Secretary for Relations with States exchanged views on the large movements of refugees and migrants, and protection of minorities in the Middle East. They also discussed climate change and the 2030 Agenda, as well as developments in crisis situations in different parts of the world.

Government of the Sudan, the African Union and the United Nations 24th Tripartite Coordination Mechanism Meeting on the African Union- United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

 

Agreed Outcome

New York,  22 September 2017

  1.         On 22 September 2017, representatives of the Government of the Sudan (GoS), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) met in New York for the 24thmeeting of the Tripartite Coordination Mechanism (TCM) on UNAMID.
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PRESS RELEASE: MEETING OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM LEADERS WITH UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

NEW YORK, 26 SEPTEMBER-Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum held their first meeting with new United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Antonio Guterres on 22 September at the UN Headquarters, New York in the margins of the High-level week of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS ON FINANCING THE FUTURE: EDUCATION FOR ALL

NEW YORK, 20 September 2017-“Dear friends, let me begin by saluting this impressive coalition of global leaders and youth here today.  Thank you for standing up for education.

We are also graced by the presence of the most world famous student.  Welcome, Malala [Yousafzai] – our youngest UN Messenger of Peace.

My commitment to education runs deep.  Long before I served at the United Nations or in politics in my own country, in Portugal, I started as a teacher. Continue reading

The Secretary-General Remarks at Security Council High-Level Open Debate on Peacekeeping Operations Regarding the Reform of UN Peacekeeping

Implementation and Follow Up

New York, 20 September 2017-I thank this month’s Presidency of the Security Council, Ethiopia, for being such a steadfast contributor to peacekeeping.

Your personnel are on the frontlines in some of ourmost challenging missions, and we are extremely grateful for that commitment. Continue reading

Statement by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and Ivan Šimonović, Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, on the situation in Yemen

New York, 19 September 2017- The Special Advisers to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect express concern at continued allegations of grave violations and abuses of human rights law and violations of international humanitarian law in the context of the on-going conflict in Yemen and voiced their support for the call made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish an impartial, international mechanism to investigate the facts and the circumstances. Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY SIDE EVENT ON REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

“FOLLOW-UP TO THE NEW YORK DECLARATION: ONE YEAR ON”

New York, 20 September 2017

[as delivered]

“I would like to express my deep solidarity to the government and the people of Mexico. Unfortunately, we are having every day a new dramatic event in this part of the world. This time we cannot blame climate change; it is an earthquake.  It is a devastating one. I want to express my very deep solidarity to the government and to the people of Mexico. Continue reading

WITCHCRAFT AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT WORKSHOP

GENEVA-September 20, 2017-The UN High Commissioner Human Rights is organizing the “ WITCHCRAFT AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT WORKSHOP” tomorrow the 21st of September and the day after in Geneva.The UN Experts Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights is being prepared in conjunction with other UN mandates covering people groups affected by witchcraft. Other co-organizers are Lancaster University and WHRIN: Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network. The Workshop will be streamed live tomorrow and Friday (in English and French) at the following link: webtv.un.org Please note that this is also in relation to the killing of people with Albinism.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT SIGNING CEREMONY FOR THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 

New York, 20 September 2017

“Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is an honour to oversee this historic treaty’s opening for signature – the first multilateral disarmament treaty in more than two decades.

I congratulate all States that negotiated the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. I salute your commitment to the cause of nuclear disarmament and to our planet’s safety and security.  Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ADDRESS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

NEW YORK, 19 September 2017-[Trilingual, as delivered] “I am here in a spirit of gratitude and humility for the trust you have placed in me to serve the world’s peoples.

“We the peoples”, and the United Nations, face grave challenges.

Our world is in trouble.  People are hurting and angry.  They see insecurity rising, inequality growing, conflict spreading and climate changing. Continue reading