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12 Jul 2018 description

SG/SM/19133

Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference, held in New York today:

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

I really thank you very much for your presence.

Tomorrow, the General Assembly is expected to agree on a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh. This action has immense potential to help the world harness the benefits of regular migration while safeguarding against the dangers of irregular movements that place people at risk.

26 Jun 2018 description

The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will visit Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Pakistan from 23 June to 3 July 2018. USG Lacroix will visit Dhaka, Bangladesh, following which he will travel to Kathmandu, Nepal. Mr. Lacroix will then travel to New Delhi, before concluding his trip to the region with a visit to Islamabad.

Together, troops and police from these four countries make up close to one-third of some 91,000 uniformed personnel across 14 UN peacekeeping operations.

16 Mar 2018 description

The Secretary-General condemns yesterday’s attack at a police checkpoint near a mosque in the outskirts of Lahore.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. He calls for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice.

The United Nations supports the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to fight terrorism with full respect for international human rights norms and obligations.

18 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18832

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

The Secretary‑General strongly condemns the attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan. He extends his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes speedy recovery to those injured. He calls for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice.

For information media. Not an official record.

08 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18819-IHA/1442

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.

02 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18805

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

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack against a university dormitory in the northern city of Peshawar in Pakistan resulting in at least nine people killed and many more injured when dozens of people had gathered to celebrate Eid al Milad-un Nabi, a sacred Muslim holiday.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Government and people of Pakistan. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

24 Jul 2017 description

SG/SM/18624
24 JULY 2017

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

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan, today and calls for those responsible to be brought to justice.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes full recovery to those injured. He supports the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to fight terrorism and violent extremism with full respect for international human rights norms and obligations.

23 Jun 2017 description

SG/SM/18588
23 JUNE 2017

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

The Secretary-General condemns the twin bombings at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan. He hopes those responsible for these crimes will be swiftly brought to justice.

17 Feb 2017 description

We condemn the terrorist attack on worshippers at a Sufi shrine in Sehwan, in Sindh, Pakistan, today. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Da’esh, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

This attack, claimed by ISIL/Da’esh, follows a suicide bombing at a rally in Lahore on Monday, and a suicide bombing on a Government compound in the Mohmand tribal area and an attack on a Government van carrying judges in Peshawar on Wednesday.

25 Nov 2016 description

SG/SM/18297

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

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the deterioration of the situation along the Line of Control in Kashmir in recent days. He calls on all involved to prioritize the restoration of calm and stability in order to prevent any further escalation and loss of life.

01 Oct 2016 description

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the recent developments, in particular the reported cease-fire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) following an attack on an Indian army base in Uri on 18 September.

29 Sep 2016 description

SG/SM/18159-SC/12537

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at a briefing at the Security Council debate on the protection of civilians: health care in armed conflict, today:

04 Sep 2016 description

SG/SM/18022

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

The Secretary-General condemns the two terrorist attacks today in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, reportedly targeting a Christian neighbourhood and a district court, respectively. He stresses the need to ensure accountability and to bring to justice the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks.

28 Mar 2016 description

New York NY, 27 March 2016

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide bombing on 27 March 2016 at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 60 people and wounding over 100, including many women and children.

20 Jan 2016 description

SG/SM/17475

Secretary-General
Press Release

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

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack by armed militants at Bacha Khan University in the city of Charsadda, Pakistan, today, which killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. He is appalled by such acts of violence and calls for the perpetrators to be swiftly brought to justice.

18 Aug 2015 description

SG/SM/17016

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

The Secretary-General expresses serious concern about the recent escalation of violence along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan, which reportedly resulted in a number of casualties on both sides, including civilians. He conveys his condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives.

13 May 2015 description

SG/SM/16743

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

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack today on a bus in Karachi, Pakistan, reportedly killing at least 45 members of the Ismaili community and injuring several others.

The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Pakistan to take all necessary measures to bring to justice the perpetrators of this despicable act.

04 Nov 2014 description

SG/SM/16309

SECRETARY-GENERAL
PRESS RELEASE

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

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that took place yesterday on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border crossing with India. He expresses his condolences to the families of those killed in the attack and to the people and Government of Pakistan and wishes those wounded a quick recovery.

14 Aug 2013 description

Assalam Alaikum.

Thank you very much for your warm welcome.

I am very grateful to Minister Rehman and Principal Peerzada for organizing this special event at Islamabad College for Girls.

This is a holiday period. Schools are usually closed in August. But I am thrilled that the doors of the Islamabad College for Girls are open today to the United Nations.

The students here are sending a powerful and inspiring message: when it comes to education, there is no time to rest.

You and I have the same passion for education.

16 Feb 2013 description

New York, 17 February 2013 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Quetta, Pakistan, targeting the Shi’a Hazara community which resulted in more than 80 persons killed and nearly 200 wounded, many of them women and children.