Monthly Archives: September 2012

Secretary-General’s message of the International Auschwitz Committee

By | 6 September 2012

Oswieçim – I extend warm greetings to the International Auschwitz Committee and all the participants in this important gathering. The world has much to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust, when tyranny ruled in so much of Europe and indifference to the plight of the Jewish people was the norm. 

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Secretary-General’s remarks to General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on “The Responsibility to Protect: Timely and Decisive Response”

By | 6 September 2012

New York – I welcome this opportunity to present my fourth annual report on the responsibility to protect. I would like to start by expressing my deep gratitude to Professors Ed Luck and Francis Deng for their distinguished service as my Special Advisers on the Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide.

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“The world is Over-Armed and peace is Under-Funded”

By | 5 September 2012

New York – Last month, competing interests prevented agreement on a much-needed treaty that would have reduced the appalling human cost of the poorly regulated international arms trade.  Meanwhile, nuclear disarmament efforts remain stalled, despite strong and growing global popular sentiment in support of this cause. 

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