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

He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and the Government of the Central African Republic and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks against villages in western Central African Republic which has left at least 34 people dead. The attacks were attributed to 3R (Retour, Réclamation et Réhabilitation), an armed group that is a signatory to the peace agreement signed on 6 February in Bangui. He expresses…

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Security Council Press Statement on United Nations - African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

The members of the Security Council stressed that attacks against United Nations premises and personnel are reprehensible and unacceptable

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the looting of the West Darfur Headquarters of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Geneina on 14 May 2019. During the forceful intrusion into the UNAMID camp, UN property        and contingent-owned-equipment were looted, premises vandalised and the…

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UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series

The United Nations and the African Union are deepening our strategic partnership in all areas

By UN Secretary-General Welcome to the Africa Dialogue Series. As we look to build and bolster multilateralism, we need strong coalitions across international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia, the media and more. The Africa Dialogue Series is an important part of this effort.  The United Nations…

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

The members of the Security Council welcomed the recent steps taken by the G5 Sahel States towards the full and effective operationalization of the Group of Five for the Sahel (FC-G5S)

The members of the Security Council were briefed on 16 May 2019 by the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, Bintou Keita, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry, the High Representative of the African Union (AU) for Mali and the Sahel, Pierre Buyoya, the Special Representative…

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

The United Nations stands ready to support the Sudanese stakeholders in their efforts to build lasting and sustainable peace

The Secretary-General commends the progress achieved during the negotiations between the Transitional Military Council and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces regarding the modalities of the transition in Sudan. He urges the parties to maintain the positive momentum and reach agreement on the remaining details.  The Secretary-General is committed…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burkina Faso

He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured

The Secretary-General strongly condemns this morning’s attack on a Catholic Church during mass, in the village of Dablo, in the Center-North Region of Burkina Faso. He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He recalls the sanctity of all…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Ebola emergency response in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The outbreak is now in its tenth month and has claimed more than 1,000 lives

The Secretary-General is concerned by the number of new Ebola cases in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He reiterates the support of the whole United Nations system for efforts to end the outbreak. The Secretary-General commends the government, institutions and people of DRC on the…

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Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

We consider that our work, in peace and security, in human rights, in development, in relation to climate change - our work can only succeed in the world if it succeeds in Africa

SG: This summit is a demonstration that the partnership between the African Union and the UN is an absolutely central, strategic partnership for the United Nations. We consider that our work, in peace and security, in human rights, in development, in relation to climate change - our work can only…

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

The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations commitment to continue to support the people and the Government of Mali in their quest for peace and stability

The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of a political agreement between the Government and the opposition parties on 2 May in Bamako, which was followed yesterday by the formation of an inclusive cabinet. The Secretary-General commends the leadership of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta for the successful conclusion of the consultations that…

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

He calls on all Beninese stakeholders to exercise maximum restraint and seek to resolve their differences through dialogue in line with the democratic tradition of the country

The Secretary-General has been following closely developments in the Republic of Benin in the run-up to and aftermath of the 28 April legislative elections. He deplores the violence witnessed in the post-electoral period. He calls on all Beninese stakeholders to exercise maximum restraint and seek to resolve their differences through…