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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary General - on Libya

The Secretary-General commends the House of Representatives and the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum for their efforts to advance the political process in Libya

The Secretary-General welcomes the endorsement of an interim Government of National Unity by the House of Representatives as an important step towards restoring unity, stability, security and prosperity in Libya. The Secretary-General commends the House of Representatives and the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum for their efforts to advance the political…

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Coronavirus: United Nations Secretary-General calls for individual action to combat misinformation

People around the world urged to #PledgetoPause before sharing online

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will launch a groundbreaking global online action tomorrow (21 October), calling on people around the world to #PledgetoPause before they share content online. The activation is part of a wider behavior change campaign that aims to create a new social media norm to help combat…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on the presidential elections in Guinea

He also calls on all political leaders and their supporters to refrain from acts of incitement, inflammatory language, ethnic profiling and violence

On the eve of the presidential elections in Guinea, the Secretary-General calls on all national stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in an inclusive and peaceful manner. He also calls on all political leaders and their supporters to refrain from acts of incitement, inflammatory language, ethnic profiling and…

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Coronavirus: UN welcomes nearly $1 billion in recent pledges - to bolster access to lifesaving tests, treatments and vaccines to end COVID-19

A coalition of 16 pharmaceutical companies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed an agreement to cooperate on vaccine manufacturing and to scale up production

New commitments from governments, international organizations and the private sector support unified approach to end pandemic, backing a response of unprecedented scale, scope and speed­—through the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator­—as pandemic claims more than 1 million lives Recent Commitments at a Glance:   United Kingdom – £571m (US$ 732m)…

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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…