Archive for September, 2012

High-level panel: “Strong commitment and actions imperative for the prevention of sexual violence and gender-based crimes in conflict and for securing justice for survivors”

26th September 2012 Uncategorized

New York — Against the backdrop of the 67th UN General Assembly, the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, UN Women, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict are calling on world leaders for stronger actions to secure justice for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and gender-based crimes. (more…)

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, in the margins of the 67th General Assembly

26th September 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General met the President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma.  The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for South Africa’s leadership role on some key African issues. (more…)

Secretary-General address to the General Assembly

26th September 2012 Uncategorized

New York – We gather annually in this great hall to look soberly, and without illusion, at the state of our world. This year, I am here to sound the alarm about our direction as a human family.  (more…)

Secretary-General’s message to staff at the Opening of the General Debate

24th September 2012 Uncategorized

New York – As the 67th session of the General Assembly gets under way, I wish to thank you for your commitment and hard work. At this moment of turbulence and transition, people and Governments are turning to us for help in charting a peaceful, sustainable, equitable path for all. The enduring centrality of our United Nations is a tribute to you, the staff, and the inspiring work you do every day across the world. (more…)

Press statement by the President of the Security Council on terrorist attacks in Somalia

24th September 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms yesterday’s bombings in Mogadishu. The members of the Council extend their condolences to the victims and their families, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and to the people of Somalia. (more…)