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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on flooding in Zimbabwe

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to people and Government of Zimbabwe

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life, destruction of property and displacement of people due to the heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to people and Government of Zimbabwe. The United Nations expresses…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on floods in Mozambique

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Mozambique

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life, destruction of property and displacement of people due to the heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Mozambique. The United…

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UN Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Closing of One Planet Summit

By 2030, renewable energy could cover almost a quarter of Africa’s energy needs

By UN Deputy Secretary-General Your Excellency Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Your Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Your Excellency Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Interim President of the World Bank, Excellencies, distinguished guests and partners, ladies and gentlemen,    I thank Presidents Macron and…

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Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo and African Union Commissioner Smail Chergui make a two-day visit to Libya

The delegation also met with a women’s group to get their perspectives on the situation

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Ambassador Smail Chergui conducted a joint visit to Libya from 12-13 March. They were received by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salamé. The joint UN-AU delegation held meetings in…

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Secretary-General appoints Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa

Mr. Onanga-Anyanga holds a post-graduate degree in political science from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University, and a master’s degree in sociology from l’Université Omar Bongo in Libreville

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. Mr. Onanga-Anyanga brings with him extensive experience with the United Nations, having served most recently as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic and…

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Secretary-General appoints Mr. Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo as Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

He succeeds Hanna S. Tetteh of Ghana who was appointed as Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo of Ethiopia as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). He succeeds Hanna S. Tetteh of Ghana who was appointed as Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to…

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Secretary-General's remarks to Group of Friends on Preventing Violent Extremism

In North Africa, the United Nations is supporting national institutions to research the gender specific dimensions of violent extremism

By Secretary-General Thank you for your membership in this important group of friends.   Since September 2017, when it was established by Jordan and Norway, the group has served as a useful forum for exploring lessons learned and best practices.   Today our focus is on how to defend the…

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

The Secretary-General hopes further progress can be achieved on the basis of what has already been agreed upon, with the support of the international community

The Secretary-General welcomes the 27 February meeting in the United Arab Emirates, convened by his Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, between the Prime Minister of Libya and President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord, Faiez Serraj, and the Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar. The Secretary-General commends both parties on the progress made, in particular the agreement on the need to…

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Conclusions of the Principal-meeting on the Central African Republic Peace Agreement

Summary of the Co-chairs (New York, 22 February 2019)

1. On 22 February 2019, a Principal-level meeting on the Central African Republic Peace Agreement was held at United Nations Headquarters, co-chaired by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Mr. Smaïl Chergui, in association with the Minister…

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UN Secretary-General appoints Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Ms. Andersen has held various leadership positions at the World Bank and United Nations, most recently as Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank

Following her nomination by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the General Assembly today elected Inger Andersen of Denmark to a four-year term as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Serving as Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2015, Ms. Andersen brings a…