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13 APRIL 2018
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Elias Rodrigues Martins Filho of Brazil as Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). He succeeds Lieutenant General Derrick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi of South Africa, who completed his assignment on 31 January, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated leadership as head of the MONUSCO military component.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council high‑level debate on collective action to improve United Nations peacekeeping operations, in New York today:
I thank the Kingdom of the Netherlands for organizing this important debate and I thank you, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, for presiding over it. I have addressed this Council several times over the past year on peacekeeping reform. It is now time to take action together.
27 JANVIER 2018
La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:
Le Secrétaire général condamne le meurtre d’un Casque bleu pakistanais de la Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), tombé aujourd’hui dans une embuscade dressée par les membres d’un groupe armé près de Lulimba, à 96 kilomètres au sud-ouest de Baraka, dans la province du Nord-Kivu. Un autre Casque bleu au moins a été blessé pendant l’attaque.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the press, thank you very much for your presence.
The fact that I am surrounded by the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and my new Special Advisor on Africa, who in New York is essentially in charge of the economic and development cooperation of the UN with the African continent, shows that our partnership with the African Union has now gained an enormous development in this area.
Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on the “New Way of Working,” in Addis Ababa today:
I am pleased to join you to discuss a new way of working that will usher in stronger partnerships and better results in our collective interventions in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance, peace and security.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General condemns the killing of a peacekeeper from Pakistan deployed with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) following an ambush by members of an armed group today near Lulimba, 96 km south west of Baraka, in South Kivu Province. At least one other peacekeeper was wounded in the attack.
Le Secrétaire général est préoccupé par les informations faisant état de la mort d'au moins six personnes lors de manifestations appelant à la mise en œuvre complète de l'accord politique du 31 décembre 2016 en République démocratique du Congo. Au moins 63 personnes auraient en outre été blessées. Il appelle les autorités congolaises à mener des enquêtes crédibles sur ces incidents et à traduire les responsables en justice.
The Secretary-General is disturbed by reports of the killing on Sunday of at least six people during protests calling for the full implementation of the 31 December 2016 political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reports also suggest that 63 people were injured. He calls on the Congolese authorities to conduct credible investigations into these incidents and to hold those responsible accountable.
2017 saw the highest number of peacekeeper fatalities through violent acts in over two decades, with 56 peacekeepers killed. In an effort to reverse this trend and improve the safety and security of UN peacekeepers, the Secretary-General in November 2017 appointed Lieutenant General (Retired) Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz (Brazil) to carry out an in-depth review of peacekeeping fatalities and injuries due to hostile acts.
5 JANVIER 2018
Le Secrétaire général est préoccupé par les informations faisant état de la violente répression de manifestations par les forces nationales de sécurité à Kinshasa et dans certaines villes de la République démocratique du Congo, occasionnant la mort d’au moins cinq personnes, plusieurs blessés et l’arrestation de plus de 120 personnes.
Le Secrétaire général appelle le gouvernement et les forces nationales de sécurité à faire preuve de retenue et à respecter les droits du peuple congolais aux libertés d’expression et de manifester pacifiquement.
The Secretary-General expresses concern about reports of the violent dispersion of protests by national security forces in Kinshasa and a number of cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in the death of at least five people, the wounding of several others and the arrest of over 120 persons.
The Secretary-General calls on the Government and national security forces to exercise restraint and to uphold the rights of the Congolese people to the freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Leila Zerrougui of Algeria as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).
Ms. Zerrougui succeeds Maman Sidikou of Niger, who completes his assignment in January 2018 and to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his leadership and dedicated service during his tenure.
Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:
It is a pleasure for me to be here with you to celebrate a United Nations success story — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response.
I want to express my outrage and utter heartbreak at last night’s attack on United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Early indications from the site of the attack in North Kivu indicate that at least 12 Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed, and at least 40 injured, 4 of them critically. We also understand that at least five members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo were killed.
United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Kim Bolduc of Canada as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where she will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council open debate on children and armed conflict, in New York today:
Je souhaiterais tout d’abord remercier le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la France, Son Excellence Jean-Yves Le Drian, pour l’organisation de ce débat d’une importance vitale autour de la question des enfants et les conflits armés.
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, his 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, in Brazzaville today:
10 OCTOBRE 2017
La déclaration suivante a été communiquée, aujourd’hui, par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:
Le Secrétaire général condamne fermement la série d’attaques attribuées aux Forces démocratiques alliées (ADF) dans la province du Nord-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo, au cours desquelles deux Casques bleus tanzaniens ont été tués. Dix-huit soldats de la paix ont été blessés pendant l’incident.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns a series of attacks attributed to the Allied Democratic Forces in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which resulted in the death of two peacekeepers from the United Republic of Tanzania. Eighteen peacekeepers were injured during the incident.