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03 Dec 2017 description

CONF171201-CS

Le programme de travail du Conseil de sécurité est, ce mois-ci, marqué par la « menace très forte » posée par la République populaire démocratique de Corée (RPDC), les armes légères et la situation au Moyen-Orient, a annoncé devant la presse, cet après-midi, le Représentant permanent du Japon, M. Koro Bessho, dont le pays préside l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

03 Dec 2017 description

Priorities of Japan’s December presidency of the Security Council would include non‑proliferation, small arms and current challenges to maintaining peace and security, the country’s Permanent Representative said this afternoon.

Briefing correspondents at Headquarters on the Council’s work programme, Koro Bessho pledged to be as transparent as possible and speak to the press following consultations. Completion of scheduled meetings was planned for 21 December to allow, as usual, for a holiday schedule, barring unforeseen developments.

02 Nov 2017 description

Refugees, trafficking in persons and other effects of current conflicts would be a thematic focus of the Security Council in November, Sebastiano Cardi (Italy), Council President for the month, said at a press briefing today at Headquarters.

11 Oct 2017 description

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

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04 Oct 2017 description

Three priorities — the terrorist threat in the Sahel, peacekeeping and the ongoing crises in Myanmar and the Middle East — would be the focus of the Security Council’s work in the coming weeks, François Delattre (France), Council President for the month, said at a press briefing today at Headquarters.

01 Sep 2017 description

The Security Council on 20 September would hold a high-level open debate on United Nations peacekeeping reform to consider recommendations contained in the report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia), Council President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

11 Jul 2013 description

The Secretary-General, the United Nations and its Member States must do more to persuade the Government of Myanmar to stem the tide of violence against Muslims in that country, representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said at a Headquarters press conference today.

10 May 2013 description

Following is a transcript of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s press conference held in New York, 9 May:

Spokesperson: Welcome to the Deputy Secretary-General, who is here to brief you on the Somalia Conference that took place in London earlier this week, and also on your recent visits to Thailand and Singapore. I believe we have about half an hour. So, first of all, the Deputy Secretary-General has some remarks and then he will take questions. So, please; welcome back.

17 Dec 2012 description

The newly formed Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had already adopted rules of procedure and targeted substantial issues for review, including the rights of minorities, marginalized communities and women and children, officials from the body told reporters at Headquarters today.

06 Jul 2012 description

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour les enfants et les conflits armés, Mme Radhika Coomaraswamy, a présenté devant la presse, cet après-midi, les plans d’action pour la libération et la réinsertion des enfants soldats signés au Myanmar, la semaine dernière, et il y a 15 jours en Somalie.

Mme Coomaraswamy, qui effectuait sa dernière conférence de presse à ce poste, au Siège des Nations Unies, à New York, s’est réjouie d’avoir été le témoin de la signature du Plan d’action pour la libération et la réinsertion des enfants soldats pour le Myanmar.

27 Feb 2012 description

Dramatic positive changes in Myanmar had demonstrated “an unprecedented level of initiative”, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on that country, Vijay Nambiar, told reporters at a Headquarters press conference today after returning from a five-day visit.

One year after the new Government had been formed, Mr. Nambiar said, political and economic reforms, the release of political prisoners and a growing number of ceasefire agreements with local groups were key components of change.

21 Oct 2011 description

With a nascent national human rights mechanism and freshly stated commitments to freedom and the rule of law, Myanmar stood poised to end its persistent patterns of rights violations and to consolidate democratic gains, said a top human rights expert at a Headquarters press conference today.

13 Oct 2011 description

The Secretary-General is following closely the release of political prisoners by the Government of Myanmar as part of the amnesty granted by President Thein Sein. The Secretary-General welcomes the release, thus far, of a number of prominent figures. He hopes the Government will ensure that this process results in the early release of all political prisoners, consistent with its commitment to uphold fundamental rights and the rule of law.

20 May 2011 description

« La célébration du cinquantième anniversaire de la Convention de 1961 sur la réduction des cas d’apatridie doit être l’occasion de sortir la catégorie de personnes se trouvant dans cette situation de l’ombre », a déclaré Mme Erika Feller, Haut-Commissaire adjointe chargée de questions de protection au Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) au cours d’une conférence de presse tenue au Siège des Nations Unies, aujourd’hui, en fin d’après-midi.

20 May 2011 description

With more than 47 million people around the globe falling under the mandate of the United Nations refugee agency, the upcoming anniversaries of two landmark conventions would be an opportunity to get States to recommit to their responsibilities and to adapt the treaties to new circumstances, an agency official said at Headquarters today.

01 Feb 2011 description

Secretary-General plans for progress on a broad front in 2011

"You, the UN Member States, are displaying your confidence in the Organization by calling upon it to do more than ever before," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his year-opening address to the General Assembly on 14 January.