Geneva – Emerging from decades of “denial of dignity”, Tunisians have high expectations that the country’s institutions will dramatically transform, and that their rights will be protected and respected – aspirations that will require transparent governance to avoid them from turning to frustration, a UN expert mission has concluded.
New York — The UN today celebrates the historic launch of UN Women, its newest organization, with an evening including luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, the media, music and film in the UN General Assembly Hall.
New York – As the Secretary-General’s Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the responsibility to protect, we are alarmed by the reports of mass violence coming from the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on developments in Libya New York – The Secretary-General is outraged at press reports that the Libyan authorities have been firing at demonstrators from war planes and helicopters.
Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi New York – The Secretary-General had an extensive discussion today with the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi, on the deteriorating situation in that country.