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The Deputy Secretary-General Opening Remarks at the Local and Regional Governments’ Forum

New York, 16 July 2018 [As prepared for delivery]

“Welcome to the United Nations. I am so pleased to take part in this first-ever Local and Regional Governments Forum at the High-level Political Forum.  I thank the Global Task Force for Local and Regional Governments, UN DESA, UN-Habitat and the Local2030 network for your work.  I am delighted to see so many distinguished leaders and experts from local and regional governments around the world with us today.  I am here for a simple reason. We need you. Continue reading

Young Influencers in Tanzania to Boost Campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation

Dar es Salaam-This week, The Head of UN Population Fund in Tanzania, Jacqueline Mahon and The Head of the  European Union Delegation to Tanzania and the East African Community, Ambassador Roeland Van De Geer met with young influencers in the country to scale up the campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation.

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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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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

SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REMARKS TO THE PLEDGING CONFERENCE ON YEMEN

Geneva, 3 April 2018

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“Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen.

And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment. Continue reading

UN Secretary General Rings Peace Bell in New York

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017-The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres will today commemorate the International Day of Peace through ringing the UN peace Bell at the Peace Garden at UN Headquarters and by observing a minute of silence.

The UN’s Department of Public Information Outreach section organized the Student Observance on 15 September 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at UN Headquarters in New York.
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UN CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION-COP 13

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is going on in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China from the 6th to the 16th of September, 2017.

This is the 13th session of the UN Conference to combat desertification Conference of the Parties (COP 13).

The Convention’s 195 parties work together to improve the living conditions for people in drylands, to maintain and restore land and soil productivity, and to mitigate the effects of drought.

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For more information visit URL:www2.unccd.int/cop13