Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message — “Investing in Peace around the World” — on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, to be observed on 29 May:
For nearly 70 years, United Nations peacekeeping has proven to be one of the international community’s most effective investments in peace, security and prosperity. Demand for United Nations peacekeepers has risen steadily over the years, and deployment is now near an all-time high. Peacekeeping has had a positive impact on the lives of millions of people around the world.
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Despite 15 years of steadily growing international attention to the question of protecting civilians in conflict situations, life in war zones around the world remained grim, with suffering “pushed to the limits” as cities turned into “death traps”, the Security Council heard today as it held an open debate on attacks against medical personnel and facilities.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General would like to reiterate his appreciation for the valuable work of the Human Rights Advisory Panel, which examined alleged violations of human rights by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:
Thank you for this opportunity to address the critical issue of protection of civilians in armed conflict.
On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des Casques bleus des Nations Unies, célébrée le 29 mai:
Depuis près de 70 ans, les opérations de maintien de la paix de l’ONU se sont révélées être l’un des investissements les plus efficaces qu’ait faits la communauté internationale en faveur de la paix, de la sécurité et de la prospérité.