Le Secrétaire général est préoccupé par les informations faisant état de la mort d'au moins six personnes lors de manifestations appelant à la mise en œuvre complète de l'accord politique du 31 décembre 2016 en République démocratique du Congo. Au moins 63 personnes auraient en outre été blessées. Il appelle les autorités congolaises à mener des enquêtes crédibles sur ces incidents et à traduire les responsables en justice.
The Secretary-General is disturbed by reports of the killing on Sunday of at least six people during protests calling for the full implementation of the 31 December 2016 political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reports also suggest that 63 people were injured. He calls on the Congolese authorities to conduct credible investigations into these incidents and to hold those responsible accountable.
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.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 20 January attack, claimed by the Taliban, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.
The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan.
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the World Food Programme (WFP) Global Management Meeting, held in Dubai from 20 to 22 January:
Dear colleagues from the World Food Programme,