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Ms. Hanna S. Tetteh of Ghana as Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

Ms. Tetteh is a practising Lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, Legon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Hanna S. Tetteh of Ghana as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). She succeeds Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde who has been appointed as Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the…

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Remarks at Security Council Debate on “Understanding and Addressing Climate-related Security Risks”

The Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria and neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, has left over 10 million people displaced

Madame President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I commend the Security Council for focusing its attention on climate-related security risks. I would like to address four key issues today: firstly, the nature of the challenges to our common security posed by climate risks; secondly, the impacts of climate change; thirdly,…

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UN Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to Security Council on Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel

We heard a universal and increasingly frustrated call by women for greater inclusion, representation and participation in all areas of society

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Let me begin by thanking the President of the Security Council for convening this meeting on women, peace and security in the Sahel, as well as for Sweden’s leadership on this issue during the country’s time in the Security Council. Yesterday I returned from a joint…

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Secretary-General appoints Stephanie T. Williams of the United States as Deputy Special Representative (Political) in Libya

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Stephanie T. Williams of the United States of America as his Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya, United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ms. Williams was formerly Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the United States Embassy in Tripoli (Libya External…

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United Nations Secretary-General appoints Ahunna Eziakonwa of Nigeria as Assistant Administrator, Director, United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Africa

Ms. Eziakonwa has many years of distinguished service with the United Nations, most recently as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia since 2015

Ms. Eziakonwa will succeed Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal, who has assumed the role of Director for UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.  The Secretary-General is grateful to Mr. Mar Dieye for his dedication and commitment to the Organization during his term as Assistant Administrator and Director of the…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic: The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack on 3 June by armed elements on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) patrol in the west…

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Security Council Press Statement on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel

Security Council Press Statement on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel: The members of the Security Council heard on 23 May 2018 briefings on the activities of the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (FC-G5S) by the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Central African Republic

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a prompt recovery to the wounded

The Secretary-General condemns the violence that erupted in Bangui, Central African Republic, on 1 May, resulting in at least 22 people dead and over 100 injured. Two MINUSCA staff were also injured in subsequent violence. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a prompt…

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

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Libya: The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack on the High National Election Commission (HNEC) headquarters in Tripoli today (May 2, 2018).  He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and sincere sympathy to the wounded.   The Secretary-General reaffirms…

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Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with the President of The Gambia

The Secretary-General congratulated the Republic of The Gambia for progress made since the political transition, and underscored the importance of sustainable development and peace consolidation

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia. The President discussed his expectations for the upcoming donors conference on The Gambia in Brussels in support of the country’s National Development Plan. The Secretary-General congratulated the Republic of The Gambia for progress made since…