More people live in cities than ever before and by 2050, 6 billion people or as much as 70% of the global population is expected to live in urban areas. But rapid urbanization does not need to result in polluted urban sprawl. Continue reading →
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 →
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. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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. Continue reading →
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 →