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Secretary-General on the Death of Shimon Peres

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 5:16 pm | United Nations

STATEMENT BY UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON ON THE DEATH OF HIS EXCELLENCY MR. SHIMON PERES, FORMER PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL More >>

Closing remarks on Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:48 pm | United Nations

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- CLOSING REMARKS AT HIGH-LEVEL EVENT ON THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT New York, 21 September 2016 More >>

Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer to Entry into Force

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:10 am | United Nations

New York, 21 September —The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More >>

Remarks to the Security Council on the Situation in Syria

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 9:12 am | United Nations

The Syrian tragedy shames us all. The collective failure of the international community should haunt every member of this Council. More >>

Secretary-General Address to the General Assembly

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:36 am | United Nations

I stand before you with gratitude for your support across the decade I have had the privilege to serve this great organization, the United Nations. More >>

Race-baiting bigots must be confronted, Zeid tells UN Summit

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:33 am | United Nations

NEW YORK / GENEVA (19 September 2016) – In many countries, defenders of moral values are being outflanked by race-baiting bigots, who seek to gain power by wielding prejudice and deceit at the expense of the most vulnerable, UN High Commissioner ... More >>

Children’s rights: UN committee to review New Zealand

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 1:25 pm | United Nations

Children’s rights: UN committee to review Nauru, Sierra Leone, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Suriname More >>

Experts urge Turkey to adhere to human rights obligations

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:58 pm | United Nations

UN experts urge Turkey to adhere to its human rights obligations even in time of declared emergency More >>

Secretary General on Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Monday, 8 August 2016, 4:56 pm | United Nations

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders last year, is predicated on the principle of leaving no one behind in the journey to a world of peace and dignity, opportunity and prosperity. Among those most vulnerable to ... More >>

Zeid condemns ISIL atrocities in Iraq

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:18 am | United Nations

GENEVA (5 July 2016) – As the death toll after Sunday’s suicide bomb in Baghdad continued to climb to well above 150, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday deplored the terrible loss of innocent lives. The High ... More >>

UN Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in Turkey

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:31 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport. He expresses his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey. He wishes a speedy recovery ... More >>

UN Secretary-General on the 'Brexit' vote

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:07 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General has followed discussions surrounding the referendum in the United Kingdom closely. The vote to leave the European Union came at the end of intensive deliberations and rich discussions, not just in the United Kingdom, but across Europe. More >>

Conservation of threatened species of aquatic life

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:44 pm | United Nations

Asia-Pacific countries work to protect and maintain trade in seafood while improving conservation of threatened species of aquatic life Penang, Malaysia, 22/04/2016 – With an international net closing in on the trade in threatened species of aquatic ... More >>

Growing military role in Thai Government

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:43 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Chief deeply concerned at growing military role in Thai Government GENEVA (22 April 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday expressed growing concern about the military’s deepening role in Thailand’s ... More >>

CRPD publishes findings

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:26 pm | United Nations

Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes findings on Portugal, Thailand, Chile, Slovakia, Serbia, Lithuania and Uganda GENEVA (22 April 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons (CRPD) with disabilities has published ... More >>

UN on Climate Change

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:03 pm | United Nations

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- REMARKS TO THE HIGH-LEVEL EVENT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENDAS New York, 22 April 2016 More >>

UNSG: International Day of Sport for Development And Peace

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 11:18 am | United Nations

U N I T E D N A T I O N S N A T I O N S U N I E S More >>

Some European States showing disregard for human rights

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 12:34 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (16 March 2016) – Europe cannot shrug off its responsibility for migrants and pass the buck to Turkey, said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau. More >>

UN Secretary-General on the terrorist bombing in Ankara

Monday, 14 March 2016, 11:56 am | United Nations

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Ankara earlier today. According to the latest reports, the explosion in the Kizilay district killed and wounded dozens of people. More >>

NZ's human rights record faces review by UN Committee

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 1:08 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (9 March 2016) – New Zealand’s human rights record will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Committee on 14 and 15 March in Geneva. More >>

 

 

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