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28 Oct 2014 - 11:02 | Berlin, Germany
The International Support Group for Lebanon met on Tuesday in Berlin to discuss the impact of millions of Syrian refugees in the country and the region. The Group includes representatives from the UN and its specialized agencies, the Arab League, the European Union (EU) and the five permanent members of the Security Council. It was established in 2013 to mobilize support for Lebanon's stability and state institutions in the wake of the crisis in Syria.   Chairman's Summary
13 Jan 2014 - 13:56
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends, Allow me first to convey to you all the best regards and wishes of success from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. I would also like to congratulate the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fudan University, the United Nations Association of China and UNITAR for organizing this event – a unique opportunity to delve into the challenges of global governance from the perspective of cooperation between China and the United Nations.
11 Dec 2013 - 19:26
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to be back in Bangladesh at the behest of the Secretary-General. Since my arrival on 7 December, I have had discussions with a range of national stakeholders. I have met with the Prime Minister, the Opposition leader, the Foreign Minister and Foreign Secretary, the Chief Election Commissioner, a number of senior advisors to the Prime Minister and to the Opposition leader, as well as leaders of major political parties and representatives of civil society.
15 Jul 2013 - 15:36 | Washington D.C., USA
Friends and colleagues,
13 Jun 2013 - 10:45 | Geneva, Switzerland
Your Excellency, Mr. Didier Burkhalter, Vice-President of the Federal Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Switzerland Your Excellency, Ambassador Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva Your Excellency, Ms. Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights   Distinguished delegates, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.  
22 Apr 2013 - 15:38 | Bangui, Central African Republic
I am visiting the Central African Republic today to express the grave concern of the United Nations about the deteriorating security and human rights situation in the country and to convey the solidarity with the people who are suffering and extremely vulnerable at this moment.
5 Apr 2013 - 17:21
Your Excellency Mr. Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Your Excellency Mr. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, Representatives of the Governments of ASEAN Member States, Representatives of the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN ISIS), Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,   Selamat Pagi [good morning]