Category Archives: Press releases

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI-MAADHIMISHO YA NELSON MANDELA

“One way we can build a better future for children is by empowering them through allowing them to speak up for themselves.”-NELSON MANDELA

Siku ya Kimataifa ya Nelson Mandela itaadhimishwa na Ubalozi wa Afrika Kusini kwa kushirikiana na Umoja wa Mataifa katika shule ya Viziwi iliyopo Buguruni Malapa, jijini Dar es Salaam siku ya Jumatano tarehe 18 mwezi huu. Continue reading

Record number of countries, private and public-­‐sector leaders to review progress on sustainable development

9-18 July 2018, UN Headquarters, New York-Thousands of high-­‐level representatives from governments, civil society and the private sector will gather at the annual High-­‐level Political Forum (HLPF) this month to take stock of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss successes, challenges and lessons learnt on the road to a fairer, more peaceful and prosperous world on a healthy planet by 2030.
Forty-­‐seven countries will submit their Voluntary National Review (VNRs) -­‐ an
important, evidence-­‐based platform to highlight national implementation.
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UN Palestinian Rights Committee to organize International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Rabat, 26-28 June 2018

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

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

JUNE 18, 2018-The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the two heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, on 16 and 17 June, which resulted in at least 43 people killed and 45 injured.  For one of those attacks, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.

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PRESS RELEASE: Assembly President calls for return to dialogue at Kultaranta talks in Finland

Helsinki, Finland, 18 June 2018 – The President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, participated in a panel on the future of multilateralism and the role of the United Nations, as part of the Kultaranta Talks, a foreign and security policy debate hosted by H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland.
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Media briefing on the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Media Advisory                        June 13, 2018

Thousands of government, business and civil society leaders will gather at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from 9 to 18 July at UN Headquarters in New York to review successes, discuss challenges and mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Forum is the central platform for tracking progress on the Goals at the global level. Continue reading

CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

U N I T E D   N A T I O N S                                          N A T I O N S   U N I E S

 THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

OPENING REMARKS TO THE 11TH SESSION OF THE

CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES TO THE

CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

New York, 12 June 2018

 

[as delivered]

Distinguished Chair,

Excellencies,

Fellow panellists,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to join you at this 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This Convention protects the rights of some
1.5 billion people around the world, and is one of the most widely-ratified international human rights treaties, with 177 ratifications since its adoption in 2006. Continue reading

Full transcript of UN Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter on US-DPRK Summit

The Secretary-General PRESS STAKEOUT

New York, 11 June 2018- “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for your presence.

I usually come before you to express deep concerns about unfolding developments and trends around the world.

Today, a bit of good news.

I want to address a promising development for global peace and security. Continue reading

The UN Deputy Secretary-General Remarks at Inauguration of Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries

GEBZE, TURKEY, 4 June 2018-“Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,On behalf of the United Nations, I am delighted to participate in this significant milestone. With this ceremony to mark the operationalisation of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries, we celebrate today the achievement of the first target of the 2030 Agenda, SDG target 17.8.

This is a tangible materialization of an important aspiration of the Least Developed Countries and their partners. Continue reading