Archive for April, 2013

Conflict prevention in Africa must address poverty, marginalization, UN warns

16th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations Security Council today held a debate on preventing conflict in Africa, with calls for top priority to be given to addressing underlying root causes such as poverty, hunger, human rights abuses, marginalization and impunity, especially with regard to sexual violence. (more…)

Somalia: militants’ attacks in capital will not derail determination to achieve peace says UN

16th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Condemning “in the strongest possible terms” yesterday’s deadly attack by Islamist militants in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council today reaffirmed its determination to combat all forms of terrorism. (more…)

Secretary-General’s message to the Global Newborn Health Conference

16th April 2013 Uncategorized

Johannesburg  – I am pleased to send greetings to representatives of 50 countries and other participants attending this valuable GlobalNewborn Health Conference.  (more…)

Ban calls Boston marathon bombing ‘senseless, appalling’ act

16th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the bombing at the Boston Marathon, calling “this senseless violence… (more…)

Secretary-General’s message to Oslo Conference on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

16th April 2013 Uncategorized

Oslo – Your Excellency, Espen Barth Eide, Foreign Minister of Norway, Your Excellency, Minister for Women’s Rights of the French Republic, [Najat] Vallaud-Belkacem,  Excellencies, Distinguished friends. (more…)