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 »

Press Release – ILO to hold Decent Work Academy in Johannesburg

By | 2 October 2017

More than 120 policy-makers, representatives of workers, employers and community organizations from 16 different countries gather this week in Johannesburg to discuss the future of work on the African continent. JOHANNESBURG, 29 September 2017. The International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize the first Decent Work Academy in collaboration with South-African National Economic Development and Labour… Read More »

The Secretary-General’s remarks to the General Assembly side event on Refugees and Migrants “Follow-up to the New York Declaration : One Year On”

By | 20 September 2017

20 September 2017 – I would like to express my deep solidarity to the government and the people of Mexico. Unfortunately, we are having every day a new dramatic event in this part of the world. This time we cannot blame climate change; it is an earthquake.  It is a devastating one. I want to… Read More »