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


NEW YORK, 4 June 2018-“Excellencies,
Distinguished civil society representatives,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am indeed delighted to be with you.
I thank the President of the General Assembly, together with the World Health Organization and the Stop TB Partnership, for gathering us here today.
I would also like to thank the leadership of His Excellency. Mr. Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan and H.E. Mr. Walton Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, the co-facilitators of the outcomes of the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis.
I commend all your efforts to end tuberculosis, the biggest infectious killer in the world.
This will not be easy.

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Tanzanian UN Peacekeeper Killed In Central African Republic Mission

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

NEW YORK, 3 JUNE- The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 3 June 2018 by armed elements against a patrol of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in the village of Dilapoko (prefecture of Mambere-Kadei) in the west of the Central African Republic, which resulted in one Tanzanian peacekeeper killed and 7 others injured. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of a UN Peacekeeper in the Central African Republic

NEW YORK, 4 June 2018-The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack on 3 June by armed elements on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) patrol in the west of the country. The attack resulted in the killing of a peacekeeper from Tanzania and the wounding of seven others. This brings to four the number of peacekeepers killed in targeted attacks in the Central African Republic since January 2018.

The Secretary-General pays tribute to all of the courageous men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of peace in the Central African Republic. He offers his deepest condolences to the bereaved family as well as to the Government of Tanzania, and wishes a swift recovery to the injured. Continue reading

Economic Development in Africa Report 2018 presented in Tanzania

UNCTAD Chief of Africa and Least Developed Countries presents new Economic Development in Africa report which focuses on Migration for Structural Transformation.

Dar es Salaam, 31 May 2018- The Chief of Africa Section in the UN Conference on Trade and Development, Mr. Junior Davis today presented the Economic Development in Africa Report for 2018 titled Migration for Structural Transformation before participants including the media at the International Labour Organization in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

The report was launched globally by the UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi  in Addi Ababa Ethiopia. During the pre-launch press conference of the UNCTAD report 2018, participants from embassies, media house and civil society organizations engaged in discussions on the positive opportunities for migrants. Continue reading


For 25 May 2018

“In March this year, Africa’s leaders launched the African Continental Free Trade Area.  Representing one of the largest markets in the world, with 1.2 billion consumers, the Free Trade Area can boost regional integration, drive economic growth, generate jobs for young Africans, alleviate poverty and lead to more stable and peaceful societies. Continue reading


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