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14 Aug 2018 description
report United Nations

Introduction

As I reflect on the work of the Organization since I took office almost two years ago, I have seen yet again that one of the most valuable assets of the United Nations is its capacity to operate as a convener of people, a proponent of ideas, a catalyst for action and a driver of solutions. As today’s problems grow ever more global, multilateralism is more important than ever.

18 Sep 2017 description

On 15 September 2017, the United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its thirteenth consultative meeting at UN Headquarters, in New York, on the margins of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

17 Jul 2015 description

New partnership to raise resources from private capital markets to help close global financing gap for investments in maternal, adolescent and child health

17 Jul 2015 description

Ce nouveau partenariat vise à mobiliser les ressources des marchés financiers privés pour combler le déficit de financement mondial en matière de santé de la mère, de l'enfant et de l'adolescent

02 Feb 2015 description
  1. On 1 February 2015, the United Nations (UN)–African Union (AU) Joint Task Force (JTF) on Peace and Security held its 10th consultative meeting at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the margins of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union. The AU Commission and the UN Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smail Chergui (Peace and Security) and Aisha Abdullahi (Political Affairs) and the Under-Secretaries-General Jeffrey Feltman (Political Affairs), Hervé Ladsous (Peacekeeping Operations), and Haile Menkerios, UN Office to the AU.

02 Oct 2014 description
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the high-level briefing by the African Regional Economic Communities to Member States of the United Nations, in New York today:

First of all, I want to welcome all the high-level representatives of the African Regional Economic Communities present here today. I am honoured to speak to you.

We meet at a turbulent and, at the same time, [a] dynamic time at the United Nations.

23 Sep 2014 description
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Today the UN established the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which will ensure a coherent UN System contribution to the overall Ebola outbreak response. The Fund will be guided by the priorities set out in the OCHA appeal document, launched on 16 September in Geneva by Valerie Amos, and amounting to nearly US$ 1 billion. The Trust Fund seeks contributions from Member States, regional legislative bodies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, businesses and individuals.

29 May 2014 description
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DSG/SM/777

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at a High-Level Review on Sanctions, in New York today:

03 Feb 2014 description

JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ

Addis Ababa, 2 February 2014: The African Union – United Nations Joint Task Force (AU – UN JTF) on Peace and Security held its eighth consultative meeting at the AU Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, immediately after the 22nd Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

17 Jul 2012 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/629
AFR/2417

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s address to the nineteenth Summit of the African Union, in Addis Ababa on 15 July:

Thank you for inviting and welcoming me to this important Summit of the African Union.

I take up my new post as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations in the footsteps of a very distinguished African, Her Excellency Asha-Rose Migiro, who left a sterling record of service to the world Organization. I want to build on her legacy.

13 Oct 2011 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/579
AFR/2266
DEV/2912

Following are the remarks by UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro at the World Knowledge Forum, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, today, 12 October:

It is a pleasure to join you for this discussion on a crucial aspect of Africa's future.

06 Oct 2011 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/574
GA/L/3411

Following are the remarks by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro to the Sixth Committee (Legal) on the rule of law at national and international levels, today, 5 October, in New York:

Let me first congratulate you, Mr. Chairman, on your election.

I also extend my best wishes to the other members of the Bureau as they assume their new duties.

Events this year, especially in Northern Africa and the Middle East, are a reminder of the universality of the quest for “a Government of laws and not of men”.