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The 30th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda reminds of collective failure to prevent and urges for responsibility to act upon early warning for the prevention of this crime

The Special Adviser paid respects to the victims and survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, whose lives, dreams and aspirations were cut short or irrevocably altered by senseless violence

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, joined the solemn commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which a million people were deliberately and systematically killed in less than three months. “Our commitment to honour the…

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Activities of Secretary-General in Egypt, 22-24 March

He told reporters that “it is monstrous that after so much suffering over so many months, Palestinians in Gaza are marking Ramadan with Israeli bombs still falling, bullets still flying, artillery still pounding and humanitarian assistance still facing obstacle upon obstacle”

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, arrived in Cairo from Brussels on Friday night, 22 March. On Saturday morning, he arrived in Al Arish in North Sinai on a plane provided by the Government of Egypt.  In Al Arish, he was welcomed by the Governor of North Sinai, Major-General Mohamed Abdel-Fadil Shousha. In…

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Reconfigured Regional Coordination Mechanism Key to Quell Widespread Insecurity, Avert More Coups in West Africa, Sahel, Special Representative Tells Security Council

While the region has achieved significant progress in consolidating democracy, he observed that security and governance remain fragile

Amid growing fears of widespread insecurity in West Africa and the Sahel, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today of the need to reconfigure the region’s security coordination mechanism, including the possible deployment of an African Union standby team. Over the past six months, the situation in the region…

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Mathu Joyini (South Africa) Chair of Fourth Committee

Ms. Joyini served as High Commissioner and Ambassador to six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, from 2010 to 2015

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) elected Mathu Joyini (South Africa) Chair on 1 June. (See Press Release GA/12504.) Prior to her appointment in 2021 as Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ms. Joyini served as Deputy Director-General of her country’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation and Head of its Diplomatic Academy…

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Security Council press statement on situation in Somalia

The members of the Security Council expressed concern about the ongoing violence in Laascaanood, situated in the Sool region of Northern Somalia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Lana Zaki Nusseibeh (United Arab Emirates): The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their full respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of Somalia. The members of the Security Council expressed concern about the ongoing…

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United Nations (UN) gathering in Doha concludes, ushering in new era of solidarity for world’s Least Developed Countries

5,000 participants attended LDC5, including 47 Heads of State or Government and 130 Ministers and Vice-Ministers

The Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in Doha, Qatar ended today with member states committing to measures to deliver on the Doha Programme of Action, a ten-year plan to put the world’s 46 most vulnerable countries back on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Bold…

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Panel of Experts Briefs Security Council Central African Republic Sanctions Committee on Midterm Report Submitted Pursuant to Resolution 2648 (2022)

The Coordinator provided an overview of the report's key findings and recommendations in accordance with the Panel’s mandate

On 3 February 2023, the Coordinator and members of the Panel of Experts briefed the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic on the Panel's midterm report submitted pursuant to resolution 2648 (2022). During the briefing, the Coordinator provided an overview of the report's key findings and…

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Secretary-General Welcomes Agreement between Ethiopia Army, Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front

The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’ readiness to support this critical process

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General welcomes yesterday’s agreement between senior commanders of the Ethiopian army and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front establishing the modalities for the implementation of the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement. The Secretary-General reiterates the United…

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Peacekeeper from Burkina Faso serving in Mali receives 2022 United Nations Woman Police Officer Award

The award will be presented during the third United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS)

The United Nations has announced that Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kabore Kinda of Burkina Faso will receive the 2022 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year Award on 31 August 2022.  The award will be presented during the third United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS), taking place at the…

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Press Statement of the Security Council on attack against ATMIS

The members of the Security Council expressed their full support for the efforts by the Federal Government of Somalia and ATMIS to counter the threat posed by Al-Shabaab

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the heinous terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab against the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Forward Operating Base in Elbaraf, Middle Shabelle region, on 3 May 2022. They paid tribute to the members of the Burundi National Defence Force…