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20 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19355-SC/13594-PKO/760
20 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on “peace and security in Africa: strengthening peacekeeping operations in Africa”, in New York today:

Peacekeeping is a remarkable exercise in global solidarity. United Nations peacekeepers are ready to pay the ultimate price for peace, and we are all in their debt.

06 Mar 2018 description

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6 MARCH 2018

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki today announced the appointment of Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

Ms. Gbeho succeeds Bintou Keita of Guinea, to whom the Secretary‑General and the Commission Chairperson are grateful for her dedicated service during her tenure with UNAMID.

22 Jan 2018 description

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.

03 Apr 2017 description

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki announced today the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Joint Special Representative and Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

18 Aug 2016 description

The Secretary-General is disappointed that the Sudanese parties failed to reach an agreement on a cessation of hostilities in Darfur and the Two Areas of Blue Nile and South Kordofan States, during the last round of negotiations from 9 to 14 August 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

18 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17755

SECRETARY-GENERAL
PRESS RELEASE

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Taye-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to the thirteenth General Meeting of Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States, in Geneva today:

12 May 2016 description

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Monday’s attacks by armed groups on a Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp and the shooting at a nearby market in Sortoni, North Darfur. The attacks resulted in the killing of five people, including two children and the wounding of several individuals, including a peacekeeper from Ethiopia serving with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

29 Mar 2016 description

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the latest initiative of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan to bring together the Government of Sudan, the National Umma Party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North, Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Minni Minawi to reach an agreement on a cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access and assistance, and an inclusive national dialogue process.

18 Mar 2016 description

SG/A/1645*-AFR/3347-BIO/4824*

Secretary-General
Biographical Note

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He will succeed Haile Menkerios of South Africa, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and commitment.

10 Mar 2016 description

New York, 10 March 2016

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Wednesday's attack on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by an unknown armed group, in which one South African peacekeeper was killed and another wounded. The attack took place 40 km southwest of Kutum, North Darfur, while the peacekeepers, on patrol, were travelling from Kutum to Djarido.

03 Mar 2016 description

Addis Ababa/New York, 3 March 2016

02 Mar 2016 description

SG/A/1638-BIO/4818*-PKO/565

Biographical Note

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced today the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

28 Nov 2015 description

SG/SM/17365-AFR/3275-PKO/542

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

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack last night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed. At least three civilians were also wounded.

09 Sep 2015 description

[delivered by Mr. Abioudun Oluremi Bashua, African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur]

Doha, Qatar, 8 September 2015

I am pleased to send greetings to this Tenth Meeting of the Implementation Follow-up Commission (IFC). I thank the Government of Qatar as well as the members of the IFC for supporting the peace process in Darfur.

14 Jul 2015 description

Addis Ababa, 14 July 2014

The Secretary-General met today in Addis Ababa with H.E. Bakri Hassan Saleh, Vice-President of Sudan, in the margins of the Third Financing for Development Conference.

The Secretary-General said he remained very concerned by the humanitarian situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. He added that a transparent and inclusive political process is the only solution for Sudan to address the violent conflicts on its territory, and called on the Government's support to the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

30 Jan 2015 description

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SECRETARY-GENERAL | BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

22 Nov 2014 description

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

26 Sep 2014 description

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced today the appointment of Abdul Kamara of Sierra Leone as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

Mr. Kamara succeeds Joseph Mutaboba of Rwanda, to whom the Secretary-General and the Commission Chairperson are grateful for his dedicated service during his tenure with UNAMID.

26 Mar 2014 description

SG/SM/15726

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, to the twenty-fifth ordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States, in Kuwait today:

I congratulate His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and the Government of Kuwait for hosting this Summit. This is testament to Kuwait’s standing in the region and beyond, and its important role in addressing issues of regional and international concern.

20 Jun 2012 description

More than 42 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes and communities. More than a million fled their countries in the last eighteen months alone due to a wave of conflicts, in Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. These numbers represent far more than statistics; they are individuals and families whose lives have been upended, whose communities have been destroyed, and whose future remains uncertain.

World Refugee Day is a moment to remember all those affected, and a time to intensify our support.