Category Archives: Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By | 23 January 2018

The Secretary-General is disturbed by reports of the killing on Sunday of at least six people during protests calling for the full implementation of the 31 December 2016 political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reports also suggest that 63 people were injured. He calls on the Congolese authorities to conduct credible investigations… Read More »

Appalled by Number of Children Killed, Maimed in Armed Conflict, Secretary-General Highlights New Efforts with Governments, Non-State Actors to Improve Protection

By | 6 October 2017

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 »

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

By | 10 May 2017

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 »