Archive for April, 2013

Ban welcomes discussions in Juba between Presidents of Sudan and South Sudan

15th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he was ‘encouraged’ by the positive dialogue between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir who is on his first visit to Juba since South Sudan seceded in 2011. (more…)

Somalia: senior UN official ‘shocked and outraged’ by today’s deadly attacks

15th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations envoy for Somalia today condemned the deadly attacks in the capital city, Mogadishu, linked to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabaab, and reiterated the international community’s support for the Somali Government. (more…)

Secretary-General’s press encounter following meeting with US President Barack Obama

15th April 2013 Uncategorized

Washington : Thank you very much, Mr. President. I really appreciate President [Barack] Obama for inviting me to the Oval Office and I really appreciate your global leadership to make this world more peaceful, more prosperous, and where all human rights are protected and respected.  (more…)

UN and World Economic Forum seek shining examples of financing for climate-friendly investment

12th April 2013 Uncategorized

Bonn, Geneva 12 April 2013 – Beginning today through the end of May, people and institutions can submit examples of financial innovations for activities that curb greenhouse gas emissions or help the poor and vulnerable adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change. (more…)

New G8 initiative a beacon of hope for victims of sexual violence – UN Envoy

12th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – An initiative announced today in London by the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized countries to ramp up the fight against rape and other sexual violence in conflict represents “a beacon of light and hope” for the countless survivors around the world, a United Nations envoy said today. (more…)