NEW YORK, APRIL 8, 2019-The UN Secretary-General strongly condemns the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around Tripoli, including the aerial attack today by a Libyan National Army (LNA) aircraft against Mitiga airport.
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 →
Beijing, 3 September 2018-“Your Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China,
Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
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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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.
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.
New York, 25 June 2018-[As delivered]-“Mr. President of the General Assembly,
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 →
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 →
June 20, 2018-SIKU YA WAKIMBIZI DUNIANI
“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 →
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.’
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