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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

Monday August 20, 2018-UN Staff around the world observed a moment of silence today in honor of Kofi Anan.

UN Flags were also flown half mast and a condolence book will be opened for people to provide their condolence messages.

Kofi Anan was the 7th UN secretary General.  He served for two terms from 1st January 1997 to December 2006.

The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, according to a statement published on his official Twitter account on Saturday, 18 August. The renowned Ghanaian diplomat was 80 years old.

The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks at the Opening of the High-Level Segment of the 2018 High-level Political Forum

New York, Monday, 16 July 2018 [As prepared for delivery]

“Welcome to the 2018 High-level Political Forum.  Almost three years have passed since world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda, a roadmap for peaceful and prosperous societies on a healthy planet.  The HLPF is our annual opportunity to take stock of implementation efforts responding to that roadmap.   The six goals in focus this year are an engine for driving inclusive and sustainable growth.

Above all the HLPF is an opportunity to respond to two central questions:

First, are we on track to achieve our Goals by 2030?

And second, what do we need do differently over the coming years to deliver better results?

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Security Council Press Statement on a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban in Afghanistan

18 June 2018-The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement by the Government of Afghanistan on 16 June, to extend the temporary ceasefire with the Taliban after the Eid al-Fitr holiday.The members of the Security Council expressed their strong disappointment that the Taliban has not extended their previously announced partial ceasefire, and urged them to respond to the call for peace from the Afghan people by reciprocating the Government’s ceasefire in full. Continue reading

Secretary-General’s remarks at Second World War’s exhibit

NEW YORK, May 9 2018-[As delivered] “I believe that today’s commemoration has more meaning than in any of the previous years.

We see a world in which conflict is proliferating, we see a world in which so many wars are taking place, and so I believe it is absolutely essential to remind us all of the lessons of the Second World War that, for the Soviet Union, was considered the Great Patriotic War. Continue reading

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human rights came into being in 1948.  This year 2018 is the 70th anniversary.  UNIC Dar es Salaam is promoting the knowledge of the articles among people in Tanzania.

On the occasion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turning 70, we are collecting video recordings of as many articles of the Declaration as possible in as many languages as possible. Help us spread the word!
#StandUp4HumanRights #RightsOutLoud
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