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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

The Secretary-General conveys his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased peacekeeper and to the Government and people of Ethiopia

The Secretary-General is saddened by the incident that occurred earlier today at the Amiet Market in Abyei, during which two United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) peacekeepers, conducting a routine patrol, came under attack by unknown assailants. One peacekeeper was killed while the other was wounded. Five civilians…

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Remarks to African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism

Africa is increasingly the new frontline in the global struggle against terrorism and violent extremism

By The Secretary-General Your Excellency, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the Government of Kenya for helping the United Nations organize this landmark conference. To begin, I would like to honour the tens of thousands of African victims of terrorism and…

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Secretary-General appoints Mirko Manzoni of Switzerland as his Personal Envoy for Mozambique

Mr. Manzoni has more than 20 years of experience in the diplomatic and humanitarian fields

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mirko Manzoni of Switzerland as his Personal Envoy for Mozambique. In this role, Mr. Manzoni will provide good offices support in facilitating the dialogue between the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO and towards the signing and subsequent implementation of a peace…

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

The Secretary-General expresses his solidarity with the people of Sudan and reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to assist in the transition process

The Secretary-General is encouraged by the agreement reached between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council on 5 July towards the establishment of transitional governing bodies. He congratulates the African Union and Ethiopia for their role in mediating the Sudanese-led talks and commends the Inter-Governmental Authority on…

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

The Secretary-General reiterates his call for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and a return to political dialogue

The Secretary-General is outraged by reports that at least 44 migrants and refugees, including women and children, have been killed and more than 130 injured following airstrikes at the Tajoura migrant detention centre, east of Tripoli. He condemns this horrendous incident in the strongest terms. He expresses his deepest condolences…

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Statement of the UN Network on Migration on Libya

The attack is an appalling breach of international law and the imperative to safeguard civilians from conflict

The United Nations Network on Migration condemns the attack on the refugee and migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, that has killed at least 40 people and wounded many more. The attack is an appalling breach of international law and the imperative to safeguard civilians from conflict. It…

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UN Security Council Press Statement on the Situation in Guinea-Bissau

The members of the Security Council took note of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) call for a Government to be put in place by 3 July

The Members of the Security Council noted the Bissau-Guinean political leaders’ recent compromise leading to the appointment of a new Prime Minister and setting the date of the presidential election on 24 November 2019. The members of the Security Council commended the leadership of ECOWAS and welcomed the decision of…

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Secretary-General appoints David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as Deputy Special Representative ad interim, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Mr. McLachlan-Karr brings 26 years of experience working with the United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative ad interim in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator. He…

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Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Yemi OSINBAJO, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Deputy Secretary-General thanked the Vice President for the visit

On 24 June 2019, the Deputy Secretary-General met with H. E. Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Deputy Secretary-General thanked the Vice President for the visit, conveyed the Secretary-General’s greetings and expressed appreciation for the ongoing collaboration between the United Nations and Nigeria. The…

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

The Secretary-General calls on all stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in a peaceful and credible manner

On the eve of the presidential election in Mauritania, the Secretary-General encourages the Mauritanian people to exercise their right to vote. This election is an important step in the country’s democratic process. The Secretary-General calls on all stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in a peaceful and credible…