Archive for January, 2013

Ban calls on African leaders to end cycle of poverty and violence

28th January 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Speaking at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the continent’s leaders to boost efforts to lift millions out of poverty and end recurrent cycles of violence to accelerate development in the region. (more…)

Achieving Sustainable development post 2015 will require addressing governance challenges

21st January 2013 Uncategorized

Johannesburg – Parliamentarians, civil society and academia have repeatedly emphasised the centrality of governance to sustainable development, taking into account capacity development needs of both people and institutions for good governance at different levels, from local to global. (more…)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Madagascar

17th January 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General welcomes the decision by Mr. Andry Rajoelina, President of the Transition in Madagascar, not to run in the forthcoming presidential elections planned for May 2013.  (more…)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Bahrain

9th January 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General deeply regrets the decision of Bahrain’s Court of Cassation on 7 January, to uphold the harsh sentences, including life imprisonment, against 20 Bahraini political activists. (more…)

Secretary-General’s statement on Syria

8th January 2013 Uncategorized

New York – What the Syrian people desperately need at this time are real solutions to the crisis that is tearing their nation apart.  In this regard, the Secretary-General was disappointed that the speech by President Bashar al Assad on 6 January does not contribute to a solution that could end the terrible suffering of the Syrian people. (more…)