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10 Dec 2018 description

SG/A/1844-BIO/5164

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Carlos Ruiz Massieu of Mexico as his Special Representative for Colombia and Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.

10 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19401-DEV/3376
10 DÉCEMBRE 2018

On trouvera ci-après la déclaration du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’ouverture, aujourd’hui à Marrakech, au Maroc, de la Conférence internationale chargée d’adopter le Pacte pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières:

I thank the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Morocco, for hosting this important global gathering and welcoming us so warmly to this wonderful conference centre.

10 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19401
10 DECEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as delivered, in Marrakech, Morocco today:

I thank the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting this important global gathering and welcoming us so warmly to this wonderful conference centre. I thank all of you for coming together in support of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

07 Dec 2018 description

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was the first human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations, on 9 December 1948. It embodies a collective determination to protect people from brutality and to prevent repetition of the horrors witnessed by the world during the Second World War.
nternational law often emerges from centuries of custom and general principles. This was not the case for the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

07 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19398-IHA/1460

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

Effectively, there are things that I do not know much about. There are things that I do not care so much for. If there is something I care a lot for and I know something about, it is the CERF [Central Emergency Response Fund].

07 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19394-SC/13610
6 DÉCEMBRE 2018

On trouvera, ci-après, le texte de l’allocution du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, au Conseil de sécurité lors du débat sur la coopération entre l’Organisation des Nations Unies et les organisations régionales et sous-régionales: Le rôle des États, des accords régionaux et de l’Organisation des Nations Unies dans la prévention et la résolution des conflits, à New York, aujourd’hui:

06 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19396

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the launch today of intra-Yemeni consultations in Sweden and urges the parties to make progress on the agenda for the consultations outlined by his Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, by exercising flexibility and engaging in good faith and without preconditions.

06 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19394-SC/13610

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council on Cooperation between the United Nations and Subregional Organizations: The Role of States, Regional Arrangements and the United Nations in the Prevention of Conflicts, in New York today:

I thank the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for convening this open debate on the role of States, regional arrangements and the United Nations in the prevention of conflicts.

06 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19393-SC/13608
5 DECEMBER 2018
SECRETARY-GENERAL

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as delivered, to the Security Council debate on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, in New York today:

Je souhaite la chaleureuse bienvenue à Son Excellence le Président Alassane Ouattara et je remercie par la même occasion la Côte d’Ivoire de mettre à profit sa présidence du Conseil de sécurité pour proposer le thème d’aujourd’hui qui met l’accent sur les liens qui unissent le développement économique durable, la paix et la sécurité.

04 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19391

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary‑General welcomes the decision of Morocco, the Frente POLISARIO, Algeria and Mauritania to accept the invitation of his Personal Envoy, Horst Köhler, to participate in an initial round‑table meeting in Geneva on 5 and 6 December 2018.

04 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19390-IHA/1459

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the third annual meeting of frontline humanitarian negotiators, in Geneva today:

I am pleased to greet this meeting of frontline humanitarian negotiators. It is encouraging to see the growth of this vibrant community of practice.

Humanitarians are constantly on the front lines, negotiating access with parties to conflicts and assisting the world’s most vulnerable people. Your work is crucial to saving and protecting millions of lives.

04 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19387-WOM/2165
3 DECEMBER 2018

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary‑General strongly condemns the brutal sexual attacks perpetrated against women and girls in the last 10 days in the Unity region of South Sudan. These horrific acts are a distressing reminder of how, despite recent recommitments by South Sudan’s leaders to a cessation of hostilities and a revitalized peace agreement, the security situation for civilians remains dire, especially for women and children.

01 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19374-SIDA/211-OBV/1843

On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la lutte contre le sida, célébrée le 1er décembre:

Trente ans après la première Journée mondiale de lutte contre le sida, le combat contre le VIH est à un carrefour. Le chemin que nous choisirons d’emprunter décidera de l’évolution de l’épidémie – soit nous éradiquons le sida d’ici à 2030, soit nous laissons les générations futures continuer de porter le fardeau de cette terrible maladie.

30 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19374-AIDS/211-OBV/1843

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:

Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the response to HIV stands at a crossroads. Which way we turn may define the course of the epidemic — whether we will end AIDS by 2030 or whether future generations will carry on bearing the burden of this devastating disease.

30 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19375

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée, aujourd’hui, par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

28 Nov 2018 description

[as delivered]

More than forty years ago, the General Assembly established an International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people to remind us of our collective, unfinished task of resolving the question of Palestine.

Over the decades, this has become one of the most intractable challenges for the international community, and we know only too well the tragic results.

Demolitions, illegal continued settlement expansion and construction, forced evictions and collective punitive measures will not bring peace.

28 Nov 2018 description
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GENEVA - The following is a transcript of a the keynote statement delivered by Under-Secretary-General Rosemary A. DiCarlo on behalf of Secretary-General António Guterres at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

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MESSAGE TO GENEVA CONFERENCE ON AFGHANISTAN

Geneva, 28 November 2018

Delivered by Under-Secretary-General Rosemary A. DiCarlo

Your Excellency Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,

27 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19366

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is greatly concerned over the 25 November incident near the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea at the approach to the Kerch Strait and involving Ukrainian and Russian Federation vessels. He underlines the immediate need to avoid any risk of further escalation of the situation.

26 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19365-ENV/DEV/1904
26 NOVEMBER 2018

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters Symposium, in Tokyo today:

I commend the High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disaster, as well as my Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, Han Seung-soo, for convening this important meeting and symposium.

26 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19364

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the recurrent attacks by terrorists and other extremist groups in northern Nigeria, causing heavy casualties among the civilian population, the security forces and disrupting normal life. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government of Nigeria and to the families of those who have lost their life. Those who violate international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law must be held accountable.