Category Archives: Statements

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 »

Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, on the situation in South Sudan

By | 8 February 2017

[New York, 7 February 2017] The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed grave concern at the continued level of violence in several areas of South Sudan.  “President Salva Kiir has made a commitment to end the violence and bring about peace, yet we still see ongoing clashes, and… Read More »