UN Secretary-General’s New Year’s Message – In 2019, ‘reasons for hope’ in a world still on ‘red alert’

By | 31 December 2018

Last year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a red alert” over a range of dangers confronting the world, which “still persist” as 2019 looms: “These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test,” the UN chief said on Saturday in his message for the New Year.

International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December

By | 9 December 2018

Secretary-General’s Message for 2018 Corruption is present in all countries, rich and poor, North and South. It is an assault on the values of the United Nations. It robs societies of schools, hospitals and other vital services, drives away foreign investment and strips nations of their natural resources. It undermines the rule of law and… Read More »

Joint UN-AU Statement on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in South Sudan

By | 6 December 2018

Joint UN-AU Statement on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in South Sudan The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaїl Chergui, and United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka are appalled by the acts of sexual violence, including rape, committed against an… Read More »

‘We need to do more’ to transform the world, deputy UN chief tells African audiences

By | 5 December 2018

  3 December 2018 SDGs – During her current trip to South Africa, Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has spoken at several events in Johannesburg, on the importance of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development – the UN’s blueprint to end extreme poverty, fight injustice, and protect the planet, ensuring that no one is left behind. Gender-equality Ms. Mohammed’s packed Sunday… Read More »