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

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

New York, 25 June 2018-” [as delivered] I welcome this formal debate of the General Assembly on the responsibility to protect.  The first as it was said, since 2009.  Such discussion is more critical today than ever as we strive together to protect people from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

Global leaders unanimously endorsed the responsibility to protect at the 2005 World Summit.  Following genocides, a decade before in Rwanda and Srebrenica, and coming at a time of profound global divisions, this was a breakthrough.  The imperative was clear: do more to protect people, and do so as a united international community.

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The Secretary-General Message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

NEW YOK-26 June 2018-Drug challenges are among the most complex problems we face, with wide-ranging impacts on health and well-being, families and communities, security and sustainable development.

Addressing them requires a holistic focus across many fronts, as highlighted in the outcome document unanimously adopted by the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem.

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The Secretary-General Remarks to UNRWA Pledging Conference

 New York, 25 June 2018-[As delivered]-“Mr. President of the General Assembly,

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

We in the international community face a constant challenge – to address urgent matters while also keeping our focus on long-term priorities. This Pledging Conference for UNRWA is about doing both.

The outstanding work of UNRWA has an immediate effect by meeting the urgent humanitarian needs of millions of Palestine refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.  Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE MAINTENANCE OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY: COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

New York, 25 June 2018-[As delivered] Mr. President, Members of the Security Council,

I thank the Russian Federation Presidency for convening this debate at a crucial juncture for the people of the Middle East and North Africa. The region faces profound divisions, troubling currents and a tragic shredding of its diverse religious, ethnic and cultural fabric. Continue reading

Katibu Mkuu Wa UN-Ujumbe wa Video Siku ya Wakimbizi Duniani

June 20, 2018-SIKU YA WAKIMBIZI DUNIANI

KISWAHILI SUBTITLES

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“Ungalifanya nini iwapo ungelazimishwa kuondoka nyumbani kwako?

Hii leo, zaidi ya watu milioni 68 duniani kote ni wakimbizi au wakimbizi wa ndani kutokana na mizozo au mateso.

Hii ni sawa na idadi ya watu kwenye nchi ya 20 kwa ukubwa zaidi duniani. Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OPENING REMARKS AT PRESS ENCOUNTER WITH FOREIGN MINISTER OF NORWAY INE MARIE ERIKSEN SØREIDE AND PRIME MINISTER OF SOMALIA HASSAN ALI KHAIRE ON THE MARGINS OF THE OSLO FORUM

Oslo, 19 June 2018- “Ladies and gentlemen of the press, it’s a pleasure to be with all of you today. Indeed, we live in a dangerous world where we see a multiplication of new conflicts, old conflicts that seem never to die, and conflicts becoming more and more interlinked and more linked to what is now a new threat of global terrorism. There was always terrorism in the world, but this form of global terrorism is indeed new, and terrorism can strike anywhere at any time.’

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Migrant and Refugee Children

NEW YORK, 18 June 2018-As a matter of principle, the Secretary-General believes that refugees and migrants should always be treated with respect and dignity, and in accordance with existing international law. Children must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents. Family unity must be preserved.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

NEW YORK, 17 June 2018-The Secretary-General condemns the killing in the Damboa Local Government area of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, on 16 June by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations. The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the affected families and to the Government and people of Nigeria and wishes those injured a swift recovery.
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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY

NEW YORK, June 13, 2018-Albinism is a genetic condition that affects people throughout the world, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Yet, tragically, people with albinism continue to suffer widespread discrimination, stigma and social exclusion. Very many, including children and women, are extremely vulnerable, isolated and subject to abuse and violence.   Continue reading