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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

By | 25 October 2016

The Secretary-General regrets the decision of the South African Government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. He recalls the significant role played by South Africa in the establishment of the International Criminal Court, including as one of the first signatories of the Rome Statute. He hopes South Africa will reconsider… Read More »

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY, 17 October 2016

By | 18 October 2016

We are approaching the end of the first year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  With its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is a universal vision for peace, prosperity and dignity for all people on a healthy planet. Achieving this objective is inconceivable without fulfilling the mandate of SDG 1 to… Read More »

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL – MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL, 11 October 2016

By | 12 October 2016

The theme of this year’s International Day of the Girl is based on the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. The slogan is: Girls’ Progress equals Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls. The well-being, human rights and empowerment of the world’s 1.1 billion girls are central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. When we agreed on… Read More »