Pretoria – SG: Thank you, Foreign Secretary Hague for your leadership and vision for the Olympic Truce through which we promote world peace and security.
Pretoria – I am disappointed that the Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded its four-week-long session without agreement on a treaty text that would have set common standards to regulate the international trade in conventional arms.
Pretoria – I am concerned about reports of the concentration of troops and heavy weapons around Aleppo, in anticipation of an imminent battle in Syria’s largest city.
Pretoria – The Secretary-General is saddened by the death of H.E. John Atta Mills, President of the Republic of Ghana. He offers his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and to the Government and people of Ghana.
New York – The International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) Short Film Festival will take place on 19 November 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters during the closing ceremony of the Year.