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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 »

IAAF regulations and it’s impact on Caster Semenya

By | 24 September 2018

Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; and the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice. Read More:… Read More »

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Tanzania ferry disaster

By | 24 September 2018

The Secretary-General is saddened by reports that scores of people have died, many others have been injured and dozens are missing, after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, in Ukurewe district, in Mwanza, Tanzania, on 20 September.  The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.    The… Read More »