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11 Jan 2016 description


À l’occasion du sixième anniversaire du tremblement de terre en Haïti, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, a fait aujourd’hui, la déclaration suivante:

Demain, la famille des Nations Unies marquera le sixième anniversaire du tremblement de terre en Haïti et rendra hommage aux plus de 200 000 victimes, dont 102 personnels des Nations Unies, qui ont péri lors de ce tragique événement.

Unis et solidaires avec tous les Haïtiens qui ont perdu des proches dans cette catastrophe, nous honorons la mémoire de nos collègues.

11 Jan 2016 description


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement on the sixth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, in New York, today:

Tomorrow, the United Nations family will mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and pay tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 United Nations personnel, who perished in this tragic event. United and in solidarity with all Haitians who have lost loved ones to this catastrophe, we honour the memory of our colleagues.

10 Jan 2014 description

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Today, for the fourth consecutive year, the UN family comes together to remember and honour the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on the afternoon of 12 January, 2010. I join you in grief and solidarity – with the people of Haiti, with one another, with all who lost their loved ones on that tragic day. I will never forget my own visit shortly after the disaster. The personal stories of heroism, courage and dedication that I saw and heard moved me deeply and showed the United Nations at its best.

12 Jan 2012 description

Secrétaire général

On trouvera ci-après, le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, à l’occasion du deuxième anniversaire du tremblement de terre survenu en Haïti, lu par M. Anthony Banbury, Sous-Secrétaire général à l’appui aux missions, à Port-au-Prince le 12 janvier 2012:

Il y a deux ans jour pour jour, Haïti était frappée par une catastrophe nationale qui a profondément ébranlé le pays… et notre propre Organisation.

17 May 2011 description


The following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:

02 Feb 2011 description


Following is the 2011 Cyril Foster Lecture, on "Human Protection and the Twenty-First Century United Nations", delivered by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's at Oxford University on 2 February:

Thank you, Mr. Vice-Chancellor, for your very kind introduction and for this invitation. I am honoured to have this opportunity after my distinguished predecessors, as the fourth United Nations Secretary-General to speak before you in this very esteemed and one of the oldest universities.

15 Apr 2010 description



31 Mar 2010 description




United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to succeed Hédi Annabi of Tunisia, who tragically perished in the 12 January 2010 earthquake.

The Secretary-General remains indebted to Mr. Annabi, who ranked amongst the Organization's most dedicated and energetic officers.

16 Mar 2010 description


Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's press conference held in New York today, 16 March:

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you again.

Let me quickly go over four points of business before turning to your questions.

First: our coming push on the Millennium Development Goals.

I have just presented to the General Assembly my report on the Millennium Development Goals, titled "Keeping the Promise".

Our purpose is to move toward the MDG Summit in September with a clear and simple message: we …