Category Archives: UN SECRETARY GENERAL MESSAGES

KEY MESSAGES GIVEN AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF THE UN ON PERTINENT ISSUES AFFECTING OUR WORLD IN THE RESPECTIVE UN DAYS

Secretary-General’s press conference at Japan National Press Club Tokyo, 14 December 2017

SG: [inaudible] in the struggle for a fair globalization. Japan’s role in human security, in humanitarian aid, in the promotion of human rights around the world. Japan’s commitment to peace and security, to disarmament, are aspects in which this country has always provided leadership in relation to the multilateral system, and it is my pleasure as Secretary-General of the United Nations to recognize it and to pay tribute to that commitment of the Japanese Government and the Japanese people.   Continue reading

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017

“Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I thank our co-organizers and commend the government of Japan for its leadership and vision in hosting this meeting.

Thank you also to Prime Minister Abe for his exciting announcement of US$2.9 billion for universal health coverage programmes.

Prime Minister Abe, your commitment to ensuring health for all – both here in Japan and around the world – is truly inspiring. The announced programme highlights the importance of integrated action to deliver on the sustainable development agenda. Continue reading

TANZANIA LOST UN PEACEKEEPERS ON 7TH DECEMBER 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks on the attack on peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

December 8, 2017-I want to express my outrage and utter heartbreak at last night’s attack on United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Early indications from the site of the attack in North Kivu indicate that at least 12 Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed, and at least 40 injured, 4 of them critically.  We also understand that at least five members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo were killed. Continue reading

The UN Secretary-General Remarks at Panel on “Transparency and the death penalty”

New York, 10 October 2017-“I thank the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Member States who have co-sponsored this important event.

We are here to explore a very urgent and troubling human rights issue: the continued use of the death penalty, and the secrecy that surrounds it. Continue reading

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

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT SIGNING CEREMONY FOR THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 

New York, 20 September 2017

“Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is an honour to oversee this historic treaty’s opening for signature – the first multilateral disarmament treaty in more than two decades.

I congratulate all States that negotiated the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. I salute your commitment to the cause of nuclear disarmament and to our planet’s safety and security.  Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ADDRESS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

NEW YORK, 19 September 2017-[Trilingual, as delivered] “I am here in a spirit of gratitude and humility for the trust you have placed in me to serve the world’s peoples.

“We the peoples”, and the United Nations, face grave challenges.

Our world is in trouble.  People are hurting and angry.  They see insecurity rising, inequality growing, conflict spreading and climate changing. Continue reading