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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Security Council Press Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Security Council recognized the efforts of the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) to address the COVID-19 pandemic

The members of the Security Council welcomed encouraging developments in South Sudan’s peace process, including the agreement between the parties to the Revitalised Agreement on the allocation of states and announcement of governors.  The members of the Security Council encouraged the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) to finalize…

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Coronavirus - Guinea-Bissau: Security Council Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at the threat posed to the people of Guinea-Bissau by the COVID-19 pandemic

The members of the Security Council welcomed the continued engagement of the international community in Guinea-Bissau, in particular the “Group of Five” (the African Union, the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, the Economic Community of West African States, the European Union and the UN), towards resolving the political and institutional crisis…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Recover Better Together Action Forum

Ms. Mohammed stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the promise of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) more relevant and vital than ever

The United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed convened and opened the Recover Better Together Action Forum this morning. Over 300 participants, 40 speakers, including Ministers of Finance, International Cooperation and Foreign Affairs, ambassadors and partners from the private sector and civil society shared their experience in dealing with the…

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Coronavirus - Malawi: Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Malawi

Calls on all political actors and stakeholders to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, while observing all preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19

On the eve of presidential elections in Malawi scheduled to take place tomorrow, the Secretary-General calls on all political actors and stakeholders to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, while observing all preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19. The Secretary-General underlines the importance of refraining from violence…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The Secretary-General - Message on the beginning of Ramadan

Recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our common enemy — the virus

By The Secretary-General I extend my warmest wishes as millions of Muslims around the world begin observing the holy month of Ramadan. This will, of course, be a very different Ramadan. Many community activities will naturally be affected by measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, many people in conflict zones will once again be tragically marking this month with war and insecurity all around. I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our common enemy…

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Coronavirus - Libya: Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Libya

Medical personnel, hospitals and medical facilities are protected under international humanitarian law and that attacks on them may constitute war crimes

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the heavy shelling, for the second consecutive day, of Al Khadra General Hospital in Tripoli. He also condemns the continued attacks on medical personnel, hospitals and medical facilities, particularly at a time when they are critical to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Secretary-General…

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Coronavirus - Cameroon: Note to correspondents – in response to questions on temporary ceasefire announcement in Cameroon

The Secretary-General reiterates his call for renewed dialogue that will address all relevant issues in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon

In response to questions about the temporary ceasefire announcement in Cameroon, the Spokesman would like to provide the following: We welcome the temporary ceasefire announced by the Southern Cameroons Defense Force on 25 March following the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire to facilitate the global response to COVID-19. The…

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Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper killed, as well as to Burundi and to MINUSCA

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 15 March 2020 by anti-Balaka elements against the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Grimari (prefecture of Ouaka), in the centre of the Central African Republic, which resulted in the death…

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Secretary-General designates Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as Acting Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of MINUSCA civilian staff member in the town of Ndélé in the Central African Republic

The Secretary General calls on the Central African authorities to spare no effort in identifying and swiftly bringing to justice the perpetrators of this killing

The Secretary‑General strongly condemns the killing of a colleague serving with the United Nations stabilization mission in Ndélé, Central African Republic, allegedly by the Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (FPRC) combatants. He expresses his deepest condolences to the family of the victim. The Secretary‑General calls on the Central…