New York – The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the death of H.E. Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. He offers his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, the Government and people of Ethiopia.
New York – The Secretary-General of the United Nations is pleased, along with Secretary-General Nabil ElAraby of the League of Arab States, to announce the appointment today of Mr. Nasser Al-Kidwa, as their Deputy Joint Special Representative for Syria.
New York – The Secretary-General welcomes the inauguration of the New Federal Parliament of Somalia today in Mogadishu. He congratulates the people of Somalia on reaching this watershed moment on their road to peace, stability and political transformation.
New York – The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the coordinated terrorist attacks on 14 and 15 August 2012 in various parts of Afghanistan, causing numerous deaths and injuries of mostly civilians.
New York – President of the General Assembly welcomes the appointment of Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi as Joint Special Representative for Syria.