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26 Mar 2014 description


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.

09 Feb 2014 description

Secrétaire général SG/SM/15635 AFR2810

On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, tel qu’il a été prononcé à Tunis par M. Michael Møller, Directeur général par intérim de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève, à l’occasion de la cérémonie de commémoration de l’adoption de la Constitution de la République tunisienne et du troisième anniversaire de la Révolution de la dignité, le 7 février:

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.

19 Jun 2012 description


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Refugee Day, observed 20 June:

01 Jul 2011 description

Following is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as prepared for delivery by Margot Wallström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, to the High-level Forum on “Women Enhancing Democracy: Best Practices”, in Vilnius today, 30 June:

30 Jun 2011 description


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Jan Kubiš, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, to the thirty-eighth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), in Astana on 28 June:

I am pleased to greet the foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. I thank the Government of Kazakhstan for hosting this event.

09 May 2011 description


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s address to the Sofia Platform, 6 May:

Thank you very much for your kind introduction and warm welcome. Thank you, also, for your leadership and vision in organizing this very important gathering. I am very much honoured to be among you — leaders, great thinkers, activists from Europe and around the world.

Twenty years ago, when revolution swept Eastern Europe, I was a career diplomat, stationed in Washington. But my heart was in Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Warsaw and Sofia, cheering you from afar.

29 Mar 2011 description




Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's statement on the situation in Libya and the implementation of Security Council resolution 1973 (2011), in London, 29 March:

Let me begin by thanking the Government of the United Kingdom for organizing this important meeting. Security Council resolutions 1970 (2011) and 1973 (2011) are an unequivocal statement of our determination to force the Government of Libya to stop its campaign of violence against its own citizens.