The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Zimbabwe and calls for continued calm. He underlines the importance of resolving political differences through peaceful means, including through dialogue and in conformity with the country’s Constitution.
5 OCTOBER 2017: The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General is appalled that more than 8,000 children were killed and maimed in conflict situations in 2016. These unacceptable attacks on children, as well as the continued widespread recruitment and use of children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and… Read More »
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.
8 May 2017 – 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… Read More »
Statement 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… Read More »