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PRESS RELEASE New York, 22 September 2013 I condemn in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall. This premeditated act, targeting defenceless civilians, is totally reprehensible.  The perpetrators must be brought to justice as soon as possible.   Scores have been killed and wounded.  I express my condolences to […]

REMARKS ON ATTACK IN NAIROBI BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL UN


By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is a Consultant, Senior Research Fellow at London University and former Caribbean diplomat) A visit to Guyana by Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro Moros and a Joint Declaration issued by the two governments on August 31 represent a great leap forward in relations between the […]

Guyana-Venezuela: A Great Leap Forward But Need For Vigilance Remains


Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Nigeria 13 August 2013 The Secretary-General strongly condemns the recent violent attacks that have killed scores of civilians in the localities of Mafa and Kondugo in Borno State, including dozens of worshippers reported to have been shot to death while praying […]

Secretary-General Speaks on Nigeria



THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 17 October 2012 Poverty is easy to denounce but difficult to combat. Those suffering from hunger, want and indignity need more than sympathetic words; they need concrete support. We mark this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at a time of economic austerity in many countries. […]

MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ERADICATION OF POVERTY


New York, 26 September 2012 We meet at a time of historic and often inspirational change in the Middle East and North Africa. Several momentous transitions in the Arab World are under way — moving ahead with difficulty but in the clear direction of the freedoms that had been denied […]

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL ...


(12 September 2012) The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the United States of America’s diplomatic mission and personnel in Benghazi, Libya on 11 September, which resulted in the deaths of four American diplomatic personnel, including the Ambassador, and injuries to diplomatic personnel […]

Security Council Press Statement on Attacks Against U.S. Diplomatic Personnel ...



MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 8 September 2012 Literacy provides tools for men and women to better understand the world and shape it to meet their aspirations. It is a source of individual dignity and a motor for the healthy development of society. International Literacy Day is […]

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY MESSAGE


11 July 2012 The world’s population has more than tripled since the United Nations was created in 1945, and keeps growing. With more than 7 billion people now inhabiting the planet, we face ever greater demands on shared resources and significant challenges to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.

MESSAGE ON WORLD POPULATION DAY FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL


FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 June 2012 As the world gears up for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), World Environment Day is an opportunity to highlight the need for a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable world. This year’s theme, “Green Economy: Does […]

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY MESSAGE



Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 23, 2012 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis is among members of the United Nations that observed yesterday (May 22) as the International Day for Biological Diversity. This day provides an opportunity for participating countries to raise awareness and increase practical action. Derionne Edmeade, Education Officer at […]

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS OBSERVES BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY


Statement from UN/Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan The Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan has today received a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic informing him of the decision of the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic “to cease all military […]

Syrian Ceasefire from Tomorrow


By Rolf Rosenkranz on 22 March 2012 What’s the development buzz today, on World Water Day? Perhaps it is about aid worker security, value for money and the use of country systems. Aid to Pakistan, the Palestinian territories, Mali. Perhaps it’s about the just-released U.S. Global Water Security Intelligence Community […]

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