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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT OPEN DEBATE OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON MYANMAR

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New York, 28 September 2017-“I welcome this opportunity to brief you on the crisis in Myanmar.

On September 2nd, I wrote to this Council urging concerted efforts to prevent further escalation of the crisis in northern Rakhine state.

I am encouraged that the Council has discussed the situation four times in less than a month.   Continue reading

NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS ON THE TRUST FUND IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

UNITED NATIONS, New York – 27 September 2017-The Department of Field Support is pleased to announce that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.
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The Secretary-General Remarks at High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

New York, 27 September 2017-“I thank the General Assembly for convening this important meeting on the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, and I congratulate you, member of the General Assembly, on your successful deliberations on the Political Declaration to be adopted this morning. Continue reading

The Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: From political commitment to actions on the ground

NEW YORK, 26 September 2017 – African leaders, UN officials, and representatives of international finance institutions and of the private sector met at the United Nations Headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to a broad-based international partnership to industrialize Africa in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. Continue reading

Readout for the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Alain Aimé NYAMITWE Minister for External Relations and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi

NEW YORK, 25 September 2017-The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Alain Aimé Nyamitwe, Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi. The Secretary-General expressed condolences over the Burundian refugees recently killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and hoped that the authorities of both concerned countries will be able to shed light on the tragic incident. Continue reading

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