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5 Mar 2020 - 17:23
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the timely organization of this important meeting. I would like to extend a warm welcome to Minister  Kabore of Burkina Faso. Thank you, Mr. Minister, for  traveling from Ouagadougou to be with us today and for the comprehensive briefing on your country’s commendable efforts to respond to a very challenging and fast evolving situation.
8 Nov 2019 - 16:09
Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, On behalf of the Secretary-General, I am pleased to address this Committee on his seventh report entitled “Overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions”. I am also grateful for the presence of my colleague USG Atul Khare, whose services my department relies on for operational support to SPMs.   
4 Nov 2019 - 21:02
It is a pleasure to be back at Yale. A few years ago, as a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute, I taught a course here on multilateral institutions in the 21st century. At the time I was a former official of the State Department, drawing on my experience representing the United States in multilateral fora, especially the United Nations. 
25 Oct 2019 - 10:13 | Baku, 25 October 2019
I am honoured to greet this 18th Summit of Heads and State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement.  I congratulate Azerbaijan on assuming the chairmanship of NAM and look forward to working together.  The Non-Aligned Movement has made immense contributions to the work of the United Nations.  NAM members represent two-thirds of the UN membership and contribute 80 per cent of UN peacekeepers.  Through the years, the concerns and views of Non-Aligned Movement countries have shaped our agenda, from peace and security to sustainable development and human rights.
21 Oct 2019 - 17:04
First, thank you to the Permanent Mission of the UAE and the Georgetown Institute for organizing today’s event. A growing body of research has shown that women’s effective political participation is fundamental to building stronger and more resilient societies. Indeed, the United Nations has recognized that successful efforts to rebuild from conflict in just and inclusive ways are fundamental to preventing a return to conflict, breaking the cycle of violence, and achieving sustainable peace.
14 Oct 2019 - 11:08
Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates, I have the honour to introduce on behalf of the Secretary-General the report on strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing the effectiveness of the principle of periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization (A/74/785). In line with General Assembly resolution 72/164 of 19 December 2017, the report discusses developments in the field of elections and provides an update on the UN’s provision of electoral assistance to Member States.
26 Sep 2019 - 09:46
Minister Haavisto (Finland) Minister Çavuşoğlu (Turkey) Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen   It is a great pleasure to join you today for the 10th ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of Mediation. Over the last decade the Group has led the way in promoting the use of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes. Allow me to recognize the leadership role played by Finland and Turkey, as co-chairs of the Group. 
31 Jul 2019 - 15:36
DPPA is pleased to issued its Quarterly Report (01 April to 30 June) covering activities funded under the Multi-Year Appeal. During the reporting period, the Department made further progress, thanks to funding under the Multi-Year Appeal (MYA), in assisting Special political Missions (SPMs) and non-mission settings, as well as servicing the whole UN system in the areas of electoral assistance, conflict prevention, crisis response and mediation.
3 Jul 2019 - 12:41
Mr. Chair, Distinguished delegates, I am pleased to join you today for this sixth interactive dialogue on overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions. Together with my colleague, Lisa Buttenheim [Assistant Secretary-General for Support Operations], we hope to have a rich discussion. Allow me to thank the Bureau and Secretariat of the Fourth Committee for their support and collaboration in organizing this meeting. I express my appreciation to Finland and Mexico, the co-facilitators of this agenda item, for their leadership. 
13 Mar 2019 - 10:51 | Libya
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Ambassador Smail Chergui conducted a joint visit to Libya from 12-13 March. They were received by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salamé. The joint UN-AU delegation held meetings in Tripoli with Fayez Serraj, the President of the Presidency Council, Khaled al-Mishri, the President of the High Council of State, in addition to other members of the Government of National Accord.