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SECRETARY-GENERAL, AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON APPOINT JEREMIAH KINGSLEY MAMABOLO OF SOUTH AFRICA ACTING JOINT SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR DARFUR

12th January 2017 Latest News, Secretary-General message

unflagUnited Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced today the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

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UN World Data Forum – Press Briefing Sessions

12th January 2017 Latest News, Press Releases, UN Activities

On the 10th January 2017, prior to the UN World Data Forum, Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the Statistics Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, briefed the media at the Spokesperson’s noon briefing as well as a WebEx briefing with UNICs in Pretoria, Lusaka and Nairobi.  The inaugural UN World Data Forum is set to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January.

The Forum, nosted by the Government of South Africa and Statistics South Africa, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social (more…)

The Secretary-General Appeal for Peace New York, 1 January 2017

1st January 2017 Latest News, Secretary-General message
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten

On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart.

How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?

Civilians are pounded with deadly force. Women, children and men are killed and injured, forced from their homes, dispossessed and destitute. Even hospitals and aid convoys are targeted.

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UN Web TV Live streaming of taking of the oath by the Secretary-General-designate António Guterres – 12 December 2016

12th December 2016 Latest News, Secretary-General message

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TUNE IN – The event will start at 10:00am and end at 11:30am (estimated) New York time on Monday 12th December 2016.

Please find following the new direct links in all official 6 Languages for the UN Web TV Live streaming of taking of the oath by the Secretary-General-designate António Guterres.

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Today  the , 12th December 2016.

Do not miss it….

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY, 5 DECEMBER 2016

5th December 2016 Latest News, Secretary-General message

unflagVolunteers work tirelessly to create a better future for all. They contribute to national well-being and show global solidarity at times of crisis.   We see this in action all over the world, most notably over the past year as volunteers have provided shelter and wide-ranging support to millions of refugees forced from their homes by armed conflict and persecution.

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