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20 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18703-REF/1254

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly side event on refuges and migrants titled “Follow-up to the New York Declaration: One Year On”, in New York today:

I would like to express my deep solidarity to the Government and the people of Mexico. Unfortunately, we are having every day a new dramatic event in this part of the world. This time we cannot blame climate change; it is an earthquake. It is a devastating one. I want to express my very deep solidarity to the Government and to the people of Mexico.

23 Jun 2017 description

SG/SM/18587-REF/1253
22 JUNE 2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, in Kampala, Uganda, today:

Twelve years ago, on 15 June 2005, I became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. On 18 June, we caught a plane to fly to Uganda to visit South Sudanese refugees to celebrate with them World Refugee Day. This was a moment during in which the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was being established and peace between north and south was finally being achieved.

25 Feb 2016 description
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s address to the Great Lakes Private Sector Investment Conference, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, today:

Je tiens tout d’abord à remercier le Président Kabila, ainsi que le Gouvernement et le peuple de la République démocratique du Congo, de leur accueil très chaleureux.

08 May 2012 description

SG/SM/14273
L/3194

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the lunch hosted by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), in Washington, D.C., 7 May:

19 Aug 2011 description

SC/10364
AFR/2226

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration faite aujourd’hui à la presse par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois d’août, M. Hardeep Singh Puri (Inde), sur le Bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale:

Les membres du Conseil de sécurité ont entendu M. Abou Moussa, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, qui a fait le point sur les activités qu’il a entreprises depuis qu’il a pris ses fonctions de Chef du Bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale (UNOCA), en juin dernier.

29 Mar 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING

MARTIN NESIRKY,
SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

01 Feb 2010 description

SG/SM/12727
AFR/1936

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks to the Summit of the African Union entitled "An Agenda for Prosperity and Peace", in Addis Ababa, 31 January:

I am honoured to be back in Ethiopia with the leaders of this great continent.

I am proud to reaffirm the United Nations' special relationship with the African Union -- and to do so just after you have flown the new flag of the African Union for the first time.

Africa's future is one of my top priorities.

10 Aug 2009 description

[delivered by Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on the Great Lakes Region]

Lusaka, Zambia, 10 August 2009

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am heartened that tensions in the Great Lakes region have eased in the past year. In particular, I welcome last week's summit between President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and President Kagame of Rwanda.

I commend both leaders' commitment to promote peace and stability in the Great Lakes region. I also welcome the exchange of ambassadors by the two countries.

17 Jun 2009 description

New York, 17 June 2009

Desertification and land degradation affect one third of the Earth's surface, threatening the livelihoods, well-being and development of as many as 1 billion people. Faced with long periods of drought, famine and deepening poverty, many have only one option: flight from the land. There are already an estimated 24 million environmentally induced migrants.

18 Mar 2009 description

New York, 18 March 2009 - Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to General Assembly thematic debate on the right to education in emergency, post-crisis and transition situations caused by man-made conflicts and natural disasters

Mr. President,

Honorable Ministers,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to welcome you to this important debate.

17 Feb 2009 description

SG/T/2650

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Madam Ban Soon-taek arrived at Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport in the evening of Saturday, 31 January.

On Sunday, the Secretary-General met first with President Kgalema Motlanthe of South Africa to discuss regional issues. He also met with President Omer Hassan al-Bashir of the Sudan. The Secretary-General expressed his deep concern regarding the situation in Muhajeria and urged the President to uphold the safety of civilians and ensure humanitarian access.