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‘We need to do more’ to transform the world, deputy UN chief tells African audiences

By | 5 December 2018

  3 December 2018 SDGs – During her current trip to South Africa, Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has spoken at several events in Johannesburg, on the importance of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development – the UN’s blueprint to end extreme poverty, fight injustice, and protect the planet, ensuring that no one is left behind. Gender-equality Ms. Mohammed’s packed Sunday… Read More »

‘Be the change’ we desperately need, UN deputy chief urges global youth

By | 4 December 2018

Young people are the leaders and torchbearers the world “desperately needs” but they also face serious challenges when it comes to realizing their potential, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General has said. Addressing the African Youth Development Summit, in South Africa’s Johannesburg, Amina J. Mohammed said that young people “are seeing their pathways to participation blocked and their… Read More »

Joint UN-EU Press Statement Reinforcing the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on Peace Operations and Crisis Management: Priorities 2019-2021

By | 26 September 2018

In the face of rising global levels of violent conflict, we – the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) – have identified a new set of forward-looking priorities for cooperation on peace operations and crisis management in 2019-2021. These priorities form part of the broader EU – UN partnership where we will continue… Read More »

UN Secretary-General’s meeting readout with the President of the Republic of South Africa

By | 26 September 2018

  The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa. The Secretary-General commended South Africa for its constructive role in advancing the goals of the United Nations and for its leadership in organizing the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, an important event in translating the values of President Mandela… Read More »