Addis Ababa, 27 May 2013 – Converting Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past decade into greater gains on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a primary challenge for Africa, according to a new report.
Syria – The Secretary-General continues to be extremely concerned by the intense military confrontation in Syria, in particular in recent days in and around the town of Qusayr, and the resulting human toll and suffering. The Secretary-General reiterates that protecting civilians must be the priority and urges all to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian… Read More »
Colombia – The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement that the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) have today reached agreement on the first agenda item in the peace talks being held in Havana, namely, Rural Development. This is a significant achievement and an important step forward. He wishes both delegations further… Read More »
DRC – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that African countries have a “historic opportunity” to end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and underlined that joint efforts will be critical to stabilize the region.
New York, May 25 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared that while Africans forge ahead with “a new narrative” for their continent, the United Nations will support them as they faced any challenges that remain on the path towards a prosperous future.