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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the bus crash in Kenya

The Secretary- General was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic bus accident in Fort Ternan in western Kenya today, which reportedly took the lives of at least 50 people and left many others injured.  The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the bereaved families, the survivors…

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Remarks at high-level Meeting on the Central African Republic

The situation in the Central African Republic is stable, despite continuous incidents and sporadic resurgences of violence

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to join you and I thank you for participating.  The situation in the Central African Republic is stable, despite continuous incidents and sporadic resurgences of violence.  But much more need to be done to secure peace and stability across the country.  Continuous violations…

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Rivo Rakotovao, Interim President of the Republic of Madagascar

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Rivo Rakotovao, Interim President of the Republic of Madagascar. The Secretary-General and Mr. Rakotovao discussed the upcoming 2018 Malagasy presidential election. The Secretary-General reiterated the support of the United Nations for peaceful and credible elections.

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Dr. Workineh Gebeyehu Negewo, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Today the Secretary-General met with H. E. Dr. Workineh Gebeyehu Negewo, Minister For Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister exchanged views on the recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa and the way forward on resolving of the remaining challenges…

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya

Today, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya.  They exchanged views on the recent positive developments with regard to peace and security in the region, notably in South Sudan and Somalia.  The Secretary-General noted the commendable mediation efforts of Kenya and the Intergovernmental…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Situation in Tripoli, Libya

The Secretary-General reminds all parties that the indiscriminate use of force is a violation of international humanitarian and human rights law

The Secretary-General condemns the continued escalation of violence in and around Libya’s capital and, in particular, the use by armed groups of indiscriminate shelling leading to the death and injury of civilians, including children. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones. The Secretary-General reminds…

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The Secretary-General remarks to China-Africa Cooperation Summit

This Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is an embodiment of two major priorities of the United Nations

Your Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Excellencies,  Ladies and Gentlemen, all protocol observed, I am honoured to be with all of you today. This Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is an embodiment of two major priorities of the United Nations: to…

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Security Council Press Statement on Mali

The members of the Security Council congratulated the people and Government of Mali for the generally peaceful conduct of the 29 July 2018 and 12 August 2018 elections

The members of the Security Council welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential elections in Mali. The members of the Security Council congratulated the people and Government of Mali for the generally peaceful conduct of the 29 July 2018 and 12 August 2018 elections, despite challenging security…

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The Secretary-General Remarks at Wreath-Laying for Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan’s years in office were an exciting time

Dear colleagues and friends, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, We are here to pay tribute to Kofi Annan, one of the best of us, a man who embodied United Nations values and made us all proud to call ourselves his colleagues. This is a personal loss for many of us.  It…

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Statement on the Preliminary Results of the August 12 Presidential Election in Mali

The representatives of the International Community based in Bamako reaffirm their support for Mali and commitment to the Malian authorities and people for a calm and respectful post-election process. We remind the two candidates of their commitments to peaceful campaigns before and after the electoral process.   We strongly encourage the…