Archive for the ‘Spokesman for the Secretary-General’ Category

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at the G7 Outreach Session on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Africa

29th May 2017 Press Releases, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
Taormina, 26-27 May 2017
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,I commend the G7 for focusing on Africa at an opportune moment for the continent – and for putting the spotlight on inclusive, innovation-driven growth and development.

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

10th May 2017 Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Statements

8 May 2017 unflag– We welcome the release of an additional 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group in April 2014.

We remain deeply concerned about the safety and wellbeing of the schoolgirls and other victims still in captivity.

We appeal to all Nigerians, including the families and local communities of the liberated girls, to fully embrace them and provide all necessary support to ensure their (more…)

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Spokesperson on The Gambia

17th February 2017 Spokesman for the Secretary-General

unflagStatement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the occasion of The Gambia’s  notification of rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 

On 10 February, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations delivered to the Secretary-General notification of the country’s rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The Gambia had formally notified the Secretary-General of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute on 10 November 2016 — a decision which the Secretary-General deeply regretted.

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Somalia

10th February 2017 Latest News, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General congratulates Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” upon his election as Federal President of Somalia yesterday. He commends AMISOM and the Somali security forces for ensuring a secure environment during the poll.

The Secretary-General expresses the hope that President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” will move expeditiously to form an inclusive Cabinet. The new Government and federal member states should together tackle urgent national priorities immediately, including finalising the constitution and establishing effective national security forces. The current humanitarian situation created by the drought and the imperative of averting a famine should, however, be at the top of the agenda. The United Nations stands ready to support the Government in this regard.

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