LIBYA: UN Secretary-General’s remarks to the press before departing Libya

Benghazi, April 5, 2019-“I leave Libya with a deep concern and a heavy heart. I still hope it will be possible to avoid a bloody confrontation in and around Tripoli. The United Nations remain available to facilitate any political solution able to unify the Libyan institutions. Whatever happens, the UN will remain committed, and I will remain committed, to support the Libyan people. Libyans deserve peace, security, prosperity and the respect of their human rights.

Thank you very much.

Caption: Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Khaled Al-Meshri, President of the High Council of State of Libya.04 April 2019 Tripoli

Transcript of the Secretary-General’s remarks at Press Conference

Caption: Secretary-General Briefs Press in Tripoli, Libya: Secretary-General António Guterres (left) briefs press during his visit to the headquarters of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). At right is Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNSMIL. on 4th April, 2019

Tripoli, Libya, 4 April 2019- Thank you very much for your presence. This visit has been conceived as a visit of solidarity with the Libyan people – The Libyan people that have suffered too much and deserve to live in a normal country with normal political institutions, with peace, security and prosperity.

The UN has no agenda and no interests in relation to Libya but one: the welfare of the Libyan people, the peace in the country, and the possibility to live in a normal democracy and to take profit of the enormous wealth of the country to benefit its citizens. Continue reading

UNESCO Director General Ms. Audrey Azoulay on International Day for Access to Information

Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day for Universal Access to Information, 28 September 2018

The technological revolution is radically transforming how we inform ourselves. In just a few years, sources of information have multiplied, taken on numerous formats and become globalized. It is now possible to obtain immediately a wealth of material on the most varied of topics. Continue reading

TANZANIAN WOMAN WINS SDG AND HER AWARD AT UN HEADQUARTERS

A Tanzanian woman, Lucy Odiwa is among the Global winners of the SDGs&Her competition for women micro-entrepreneurs who are helping to achieve the SDGs.

The World Bank Group in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, The Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, will hold an event on Monday the 24th of September in New York to award the 2018 winners of the SDGs&Her competition for women whose business help to achieve the global goals. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the elections in Mauritania

NEW YORK, September 5, 2018-The Secretary-General commends the people of Mauritania for the peaceful conduct of  parliamentary, regional and municipal elections in the country on 1 September, which saw broad participation of political parties.

He encourages all parties to continue to act in a peaceful manner during and after the announcement of the results. He further calls on political leaders and electoral contestants to resolve disputes through dialogue and in accordance with the law.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS TO CHINA-AFRICA COOPERATION SUMMIT

Beijing, 3 September 2018-“Your Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China,

Distinguished Heads of State and Government,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

All protocol observed,

I am honored to be with all of you today.

This Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is an embodiment of two major priorities of the United Nations: to pursue fair globalization and to promote development that leaves no one behind in the context of a rules-based system of international relations supported by strong multilateral institutions.

China has achieved remarkable development progress in recent years, with an unprecedented reduction in poverty, and I commend its commitment to sharing its successes through different initiatives and namely the Belt and Road.
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Security Council Press Statement

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

24 August 2018-The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack by armed elements against a convoy of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) which took place on 23 August 2018 in Pavika (prefecture of Basse-Kotto, in the south-east of the Central African Republic) and resulted in one Burundian peacekeeper killed. Continue reading