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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL STATEMENT TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT

New York, 22 May 2018

[as delivered] “I thank the Government of Poland for convening this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The most effective way to protect civilians is to prevent conflicts and to end them.  This is why conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding are, and will remain, the highest priorities for the whole United Nations system. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of a MINUSCA peacekeeper in the Central African Republic

NEW YORK, APRIL 11-The Secretary-General strongly condemns the killing of a Rwandan peacekeeper and the wounding of eight others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 10 April, in Bangui during an exchange of fire with armed elements. Continue reading

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

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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Note to Correspondents on the findings of the Special Investigation on recent attacks against MONUSCO peacekeepers

NEW YORK March 3, 2018-On 5 January 2018, the Secretary-General announced the establishment of a Special Investigation led by former Assistant-Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Dmitry Titov (Russian Federation), to investigate a series of attacks against UN peacekeepers in the Beni territory of North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  In addition to the 7 December 2017 attack by suspected Alliance of Democratic Forces (ADF) fighters in which 15 UN peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed at their base in Semuliki, 43 wounded, with one still missing, the investigation also covered two earlier attacks against UN peacekeepers from Tanzania in nearby Mamundioma on 16 September and 7 October 2017. Continue reading