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25 Oct 2019 description

SG/A/1920*-BIO/5280*-PKO/801

Biographical note

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.

07 Oct 2019 description

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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on “Peace and security in Africa: the centrality of preventive diplomacy, conflict prevention and resolution”, in New York today:

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Council on the United Nations’ work on preventive diplomacy, conflict prevention and resolution in Africa.

02 Sep 2019 description

Nous sommes à l’épicentre de la crise de l’Ebola qui reste une menace sérieuse pour la santé publique, pour le pays et pour la population.

Je tiens à exprimer toute mon admiration pour le courage et la résilience et l’engagement de la communauté et de celles et ceux qui sont guéris et qui sont, aujourd’hui, je dirais, le témoignage le plus important qui démontre qu’il y a une solution pour l’Ebola et qu’il faut que tout le monde se présente quand il y a des symptômes pour pouvoir être traité.

02 Sep 2019 description

Je suis très heureux de me trouver dans le territoire de Beni aujourd’hui. Je ne pouvais pas me rendre en RDC sans venir à la rencontre des habitants courageux de ce magnifique territoire, et qui au-delà d’une terrible épidémie d’Ebola, et d’autres problèmes de santé comme la rougeole, le paludisme ou le choléra, doivent malheureusement faire face à une grande insécurité.

27 Jun 2019 description

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In view of Mr. Gressly’s assumption of the Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator functions, the Secretary-General also announced today the appointment of François Grignon of France as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Protection and Operations ad interim in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

27 Jun 2019 description

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Biographical Note

The Secretary-General has also recently announced a strengthened coordination and support mechanism in the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, led by David Gressly of the United States of America as United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator.

27 Jun 2019 description

SG/A/1885*-BIO/5221*

Biographical Note

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative ad interim in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.

12 Jun 2019 description

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12 JUNE 2019

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council meeting on conflict prevention and mediation:

24 May 2019 description

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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, in New York today:

08 May 2019 description

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8 MAY 2019

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is concerned by the number of new Ebola cases in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He reiterates the support of the whole United Nations system for efforts to end the outbreak.

The Secretary-General commends the Government, institutions and people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the response to date, which has contained the current outbreak within parts of two provinces.

07 May 2019 description

On 6 May 2019, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat convened the Third African Union-United Nations Annual Conference, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

23 Apr 2019 description

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23 APRIL 2019

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council high-level debate on conflict-related sexual violence, in New York today:

I thank Germany and His Excellency the Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, for hosting this important debate. I welcome Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege and thank them for their extraordinary work.

22 Apr 2019 description

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the attack against a health centre in Butembo in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that resulted in the death of one staff member of the World Health Organization (WHO) and two people wounded.

09 Feb 2019 description

Addis Ababa

La coopération entre les Nations unies et l’Union africaine est pour moi un vecteur stratégique fondamental pour la paix et la sécurité et le développent, non seulement en Afrique, mais aussi dans le monde parce que l’Afrique occupe un rôle central dans le monde d’aujourd’hui.

Je tiens à souligner qu’il y a un vent d’espoir dans le continent africain. Il y a un vent d’espoir parce qu’on voit, et dans le domaine de résolution des conflits et dans le domaine de la prévention, que des progrès remarquables ont été réalisés.

10 Jan 2019 description

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General takes note of the announcement made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the provisional results of the 30 December 2018 presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He commends the Congolese people and political actors for the conduct of the presidential, national and provincial legislative elections, which saw a broad and inclusive participation of political parties.

28 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19420

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

As the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepares for presidential, legislative and provincial elections on 30 December, the Secretary-General calls on the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, political leaders on all sides, the Commission électorale nationale indépendante and civil society to continue working together to ensure an environment free of violence so that all eligible voters can cast their ballots peacefully on election day.

20 Nov 2018 description

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20 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on “peace and security in Africa: strengthening peacekeeping operations in Africa”, in New York today:

Peacekeeping is a remarkable exercise in global solidarity. United Nations peacekeepers are ready to pay the ultimate price for peace, and we are all in their debt.

15 Nov 2018 description

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

22 Oct 2018 description

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups in the Beni area of North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He condemns Saturday's killing of at least 11 civilians, including one boy, as well as the injury and abduction of several more during an attack on the town of Mayongose on the outskirts of Beni.

08 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19281

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region, at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Uganda, today: