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20 Sep 2017 description

El Secretario General lamenta la pérdida de vidas humanas y los daños causados por el terremoto que ocurrió hoy en México. Extiende sus condolencias al Gobierno y al pueblo de México y desea que los heridos se recuperen rápidamente. El desastre de hoy ocurre sólo dos semanas después de que el país sufrió un fuerte terremoto, que causó una pérdida significativa de vidas y sufrimiento.

El Secretario General felicita al Gobierno de México y a la sociedad civil por su pronta respuesta.

Las Naciones Unidas están listas para proporcionar apoyo.

20 Sep 2017 description


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

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and damage resulting from the earthquake that took place in Mexico today. He extends his condolences to the Government and people of Mexico and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. Today’s disaster comes just two weeks after the country suffered a strong earthquake, which already resulted in significant loss of life and suffering.

05 May 2009 description


Secretary-General: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you. I am sorry that I couldn't have a press conference with you last month, because of my very hectic schedule. I am pleased to have this monthly regular press conference today.

Yesterday, as you know, I briefed the General Assembly on the latest developments regarding the H1N1 epidemic.

As you know, this outbreak is yet another reminder that we live an interconnected world.

04 May 2009 description


Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks to Member States on Influenza A (H1N1), in New York, 4 May:

Thank you for participating in this meeting. At a time of global concern about a new strain of influenza -- A (H1N1) -- it is necessary and right that the United Nations comes together to discuss what is happening.

People the world over are worried about the health of their friends, families and children. Today our thoughts must be with all the communities that have been touched by the virus.

27 Apr 2009 description


Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks to the press on swine flu, in New York on 27 April:

During the last few days, as you know, we have seen the appearance of a new influenza virus.

It has been confirmed in the United States, Mexico and Canada and is suspected to have moved to other countries.

We are concerned that this virus could cause a new influenza pandemic. It could be mild, in its effects, or potentially be severe.

We do not yet know which way it will go.

27 Apr 2009 description


On trouvera ci-après les remarques faites à la presse par le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, M.

21 Aug 2007 description


The Security Council today discussed in its closed consultations the Secretary-General's report on the revised concept of operations for the UN presence in eastern Chad and the northeastern Central African Republic. Council members received a briefing on the report by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hédi Annabi.

20 Aug 2007 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the human and economic losses brought on by Hurricane Dean in the Caribbean. He extends his sincere condolences to those who lost family and friends.

The United Nations is in close contact with the Governments of affected countries and has deployed a team of disaster assessment and coordination experts.

20 Aug 2007 description


La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd'hui par la Porte-parole du Secrétaire général de l'ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon:

Le Secrétaire général a appris avec une profonde tristesse les pertes humaines et économiques après le passage de l'ouragan Dean dans les Caraïbes. Il présente ses sincères condoléances à ceux qui ont perdu des membres de leur famille et des amis.

Les Nations Unies sont en contact étroit avec les gouvernements des pays touchés et ont déployé une équipe d'experts chargée de l'évaluation et de la coordination en cas de catastrophe.

11 Oct 1999 description

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction that have been caused by floods and mudslides in southeastern Mexico. He offers his sincerest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Mexico. He noted the valiant efforts of the Government to assist the affected areas, and extends his assurances that the United Nations is ready to support these efforts should it be required.

02 Nov 1998 description

Press Release - SG/SM/6780
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General wishes to express his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of Hurricane Mitch and to their governments. His heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those who have been touched by this disaster. The Secretary-General urges the international community to show the utmost generosity in the aftermath of the hurricane, which has left thousands dead and several hundred thousand suffering throughout Central America.