UN chief seeking ‘renewed commitment’ to global rules and values, as world leaders head to New York

By | 21 September 2018

UN chief António Guterres on Thursday called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order” and to the organization he leads, highlighting his key themes for discussion during the High-Level week of the General Assembly, beginning on Monday. In a press conference for journalists based at UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General said that with 84… Read More »

The #TimeIsNow for Solidarity and Sisterhood

By | 18 September 2018

By: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. Since October 2017, more than 1 million women worldwide have shared experiences and solidarity with their sisters under the banner of #MeToo. They are saying that enough is enough. For too long, women have experienced violence in their homes, in public spaces and at… Read More »

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan laid to rest in Ghana; Guterres hails ‘exceptional global leader’

By | 14 September 2018

Like few today, former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, could “bring people together, put them at ease, and unite them towards a common goal”, said the current UN chief, António Guterres on Thursday, speaking at his predecessor’s funeral in Ghana. “Since the shock of Kofi’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special,”… Read More »

Kofi Annan was the United Nations

By | 14 September 2018

Op-ed by the Secretary-General based on his remarks at funeral of Kofi Annan Since the shock of former United Nations’ Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special. To my mind, it is simply this:  Kofi Annan was both one-of-a-kind and one of us. He was an exceptional global… Read More »

Secretary-General Appoints Nicholas Haysom of South Africa Special Representative, Head of United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia

By | 13 September 2018

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).  He will succeed Michael Keating of the United Kingdom effective 1 October, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his exemplary service and leadership… Read More »