Archive for February, 2013

Secretary-General’s remarks at launch of UN Children’s Tour – 11 February 2013

12th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – It’s a great pleasure to meet you this morning. (more…)

Atrocious rape and murder shows need for comprehensive approach to sexual violence in South Africa: Pillay

9th February 2013 Uncategorized

Geneva – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, expressed Friday her shock and deep sadness at the atrocious rape, mutilation and murder of Anene Booysen, a 17-year-old South African woman, and urged a more comprehensive approach to tackling the “pandemic of sexual violence” affecting tens of thousands of women every year in South Africa. (more…)

UN peacekeeping mission in Mali increasingly possible, says top official

8th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The head of United Nations peacekeeping today highlighted the role being played by “blue helmets” in a variety of hotspots worldwide, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan, and told journalists that a UN mission in Mali looks increasingly likely. (more…)

Secretary-General’s statement on assassination of Mr. Chokri Belaid in Tunisia

8th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General strongly condemns the assassination yesterday of Mr. Chokri Belaid, Secretary-General of the Democratic Patriots Movement and one of the leaders of the Popular Front in Tunisia. (more…)

Insecurity and impunity remain serious problems in Guinea-Bissau, warns UN official

6th February 2013 Uncategorized

Pretoria – In spite of the recent steps taken by various parties in Guinea-Bissau to advance the transition process, insecurity and impunity are still serious issues that the Government must urgently address, a senior United Nations official said today. (more…)