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Secretary-General video message for the High-Level Forum on Combating anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred (New York January 17, 2017)

17th January 2017 Secretary-General message

The United Nations Secretary- General, António Guterres delivered a video message at the full-day High-Level Forum on Combating anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred today at the UN Security Council in New York.

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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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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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The Secretary-General – Message on International Human Solidarity Day,20 December 2016

21st December 2016 Secretary-General message

unflagThe world has achieved significant progress in human development over the past two decades. The global poverty rate fell by more than half.  People are living longer and healthier lives, and are better educated. 

Despite these and other advances, prosperity has not been shared by all. Inequalities, extreme poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and environmental degradation continue to be prominent features of societies around the world. Discrimination and prejudice remain major barriers to building inclusive societies. Many vulnerable social groups find their situation worsening. The impacts of climate change will fall most heavily on those who did least to cause the problem.
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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL – MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY, 18 December 2016

19th December 2016 Secretary-General message

unflagThis has been another turbulent year for refugees and migrants.  We have seen the continued devastating effect of armed conflict on civilian populations, leading to death, destruction and displacement.  We have witnessed the unacceptable loss of thousands of lives of people in transit in the Mediterranean and elsewhere.  And, to add insult to injury, we have witnessed the rise of populist movements that seek to alienate and expel migrants and refugees, and to blame them for various ills of society.

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