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Reports and Policy Documents

2020

  • 30 Sep 2020

    Huang Xia with Francois Muamba, DR Congo’s National Coordinator of the Presidential Council for Strategic Intelligence.

    Kinshasa, 30...

  • 30 Sep 2020

    HERAT - Radio panellists sought the support of the country’s Ulema and community elders in calling for a reduction in violence and a long-term ceasefire during a series of radio...

  • 29 Sep 2020

    Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and their international partners, must urgently resume peace efforts “before it is too late”, UN Middle East envoy Nikolay Mladenov told the Security Council on Tuesday, echoing the Secretary-General. 

  • 29 Sep 2020

    New York, 29 September 2020

    Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, good morning, good afternoon, good evening.

    Four months ago, Prime Ministers Trudeau and Holness and myself, together with over 50 Heads of State and Government called for a large-scale response to the economic devastation brought about by COVID-19.

    Since then, the...

  • 28 Sep 2020

    Hurghada, 29 September 2020 – Delegations representing the Government of National Accord and the “Libyan Arab Armed Forced,” and comprising police and...

  • 28 Sep 2020

    New York, 29 September 2020

    Food loss and waste is an ethical outrage.  In a world with enough food to feed all people, everywhere, 690 million people continue to go hungry and 3 billion cannot afford a healthy diet.

    Food loss and waste also squanders natural resources – water, soil and energy, not to mention human labour and time.  It worsens climate change, given the significant...

  • 28 Sep 2020

    KABUL - Luminaries from Afghanistan’s media, human rights, corruption watchdog sector and other civil society bodies were joined today in Kabul by the UN at an event held at the...

  • 28 Sep 2020

    THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR WEST AFRICA AND THE SAHEL, CONCLUDED HIS PRE-ELECTORAL MISSION IN COTE D’IVOIRE, URGED...

  • 28 Sep 2020

    On 28 Sep 2020, in Hurghada, Egypt, military and police teams from eastern and western Libya met and began security and military talks, in the framework of the ongoing (5+5) Joint Military Commission talks, with the...

  • 28 Sep 2020

    Special Envoy Huang Xia (L) meets with Guillaume Manjolo, DR Congo’s Minister of International Cooperation, Regional Integration and the Francophony.

    Kinshasa,...

  • 28 Sep 2020
     

    Agriculture | FAO launches...

  • 28 Sep 2020

    UN Photo/Jean Marc Ferré

    The Secretary-General welcomes today’s agreement between the parties to the Yemen conflict to release immediately 1,081 individuals who had been...

  • 27 Sep 2020

    The UN chief is “extremely concerned” over renewed hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that erupted on Sunday.

  • 27 Sep 2020

    The UN chief is “extremely concerned” over renewed hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that erupted on Sunday.

  • 27 Sep 2020

    At the end of a week-long meeting in Switzerland, the parties to the conflict in Yemen reached what the UN envoy there called “a very important milestone”, in agreeing to release a first group of detainees.

  • 27 Sep 2020

    @UN Photo/Jean Marc Ferré

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    Switzerland, 27 September 2020

    Shaikh Hadi,Abu Hilal,Esteemed members...

  • 27 Sep 2020

    Glion, Switzerland - 27 September 2020 - Delegates representing the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah have agreed to immediately release a first group...

  • 26 Sep 2020

    New York, 27 September 2020

    In the 40 years since the very first World Tourism Day, much has changed.  Demand for travel has soared.  The world has opened up,...

  • 25 Sep 2020

    On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons marked on Saturday, the UN chief has underscored the need to “reverse course and return to a common path to nuclear disarmament”.
     

  • 25 Sep 2020


    19 - 25 September 2020

    This Week in DPPA is a brief roundup of political and peacebuilding events and developments at UNHQ and around the world.

    The Work of Peace

    New virtual exhibit launched
    On the International Day of Peace on 21 September, DPPA launched a new mini-website/virtual exhibit entitled The Work of Peace. The website highlights the work of the UN in preventive diplomacy, good offices, mediation and elections over the past 75 years, and looks ahead at what the future may hold for this work. The virtual exhibit aims to bring to life the enduring ability of the UN to innovate, adapt and evolve while staying true to the core principles and values of the Charter and the laws and standards forged by its membership over the last three quarters of a century.  In that time, the UN has become ever more inclusive and representative, always striving to reflect the full diversity of our world, as evident through the organization’s work in decolonization, which gave a seat at the table to previously disenfranchised parts of the world; progress on the women, peace and security agenda, which aims to ensure that women have their rightful place in making and building peace; youth, peace and security; and efforts to engage civil society and marginalized groups, including through the use of technology and innovative methods.  
    Check out the exhibit here

    Security Council

    DiCarlo reiterates full UN support for Sudan's transition
    Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo on 25 September updated the Security Council on the situation in Sudan and the work of the new special political mission in the country UNITAMS. Ms. DiCarlo reiterated full UN support to Sudan’s transition, and called on donors to make good on recent pledges for the country. “I am encouraged by the recent indications of progress on delisting Sudan from the United States State Sponsors of Terrorism list,” the Under-Secretary-General said.  
    Read her full remarks here


     


     

    Afghanistan

    Peace official joined by youth and women from provinces around Kabul to discuss Doha negotiations
    High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR) representatives were joined over the weekend by a group of Afghan youth and women from provinces around Kabul in a peace outreach event at which they presented a declaration listing their expectations of peace talks in Doha. Young Afghans from across the central provinces of Kabul, Kapisa, Logar, Maidan Wardak, Panjshir and Parwan in a series of online discussions developed a vision of peace that they wanted. They selected 34 peers who then conveyed to HCNR Deputy Head, Asadullah Saadati, a strong call for the prioritization of a reduction in violence and a ceasefire. The meeting was organized by UNAMA in partnership with HCNR and the 'Women and Youth of Kabul City’.
    Read more here
     

    The future we want is peace, equality and opportunities for all
    A future free from violence and discrimination and where every person can meet their full potential is a vision shared by Afghans across the country, according to a series of discussions held this year on their hopes and ideas for a better world as part of the global UN75 initiative to create a collective vision for the future we want. In the latest and final of a series of discussions held in several Kabul municipal districts, about two dozen young people, including women and those living with disabilities, mulled over the question of what future they want. Participants echoed views expressed by their peers throughout the country and around the world, of “a world free from violence and discrimination,” in which all people are treated equally and afforded the same opportunities to become their best.
    Read more here

     

    Asia-Pacific 

    Young peacebuilders share their experiences and what YPS means to them
    A #Youth4Peace in Asia-Pacific virtual forum on 23 September, convened by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) and the Asia Youth Peace Network (AYPN), in partnership with DPPA and UNFPA, served as an interactive platform for over a hundred young people to share their experiences in peacebuilding work and what the Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) agenda means to them. The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, inspired participants to continue to be sources of resilience, courage, and innovation to build and sustain peace in their communities and to keep generating ideas on how to take forward the YPS agenda. DPPA will continue its YPS work in Asia-Pacific with a series of activities that target young peacebuilders from Southeast Asia in October-November 2020 and pursue its partnership with Northeast Asian young leaders and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs on the role of youth in promoting the UN peace and disarmament agenda.


    Central Asia

    Women parliamentarians advance Women, Peace and Security agenda at regional seminar
    On International Day of Peace on 21 September, UNRCCA organized an online regional seminar on “Women Parliamentarians’ Partnership for Peace and Stability in Central Asia and Afghanistan”. A four-day event gathered parliamentarians from the countries of the region with the aim to strengthen the role of women parliamentarians in promoting implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. “Women parliamentarians representing all levels of society have potential to build consensus on a broad range of issues through dialogue, mediation and negotiation efforts,” Special Representative Natalia Gherman said in her remarks.                              
    Read more here


    General Assembly side event on Central Asian experiences with Individuals returned from Syria and Iraq
    UNRCCA, in partnership with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) within the United Nations Office for Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), on 25 September convened an online side event entitled “Central Asian experience with individuals returned from Syria and Iraq: successes, challenges, and lessons learned” during the current  75th anniversary session of the UN General Assembly. The event aimed to highlight the Central Asian experience and the UN support available to Member States that have repatriated or are committed to repatriate their nationals from camps in north-eastern Syria and Iraq.
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    Iraq

    “Islamic Day to Counter the Violence against Women”
    Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Special Representative and Head of UNAMI, on 19 September addressed the 12th annual international conference, “Islamic Day to Counter the Violence against Women”, organized by the Al-Hakim International Foundation in Baghdad. While referring to unspeakable acts of conflict-related violence in Iraq’s recent history, she also decried violence against women as a commonplace occurrence that is most acutely felt in the domestic context. Describing the use of violence at home as a “silent crisis”, the Special Representative welcomed ongoing efforts to address the issue in order to ensure the safety and security of all family members.
    Read more here
    Video from the conference



    Meeting with the Prime Minister of Iraq
    Special Representative Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on 19 September was received in Baghdad by Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. They discussed cooperation on early elections as well as the file of the internally displaced persons.


    Central Africa 

    The Head of UNOCA meets with the newly appointed President of ECCAS Commission
    François Louncény Fall, Special Representative and Head of UNOCA, had a working session on 21 September in Libreville (Gabon), with the newly appointed President of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Commission, Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo. Exchanges were focused on the political and security situation in Central Africa. They also shared their views and analysis on the prevailing electoral context in the Central Africa Republic. The two senior officials met again on 23 September with their respective teams and experts to discuss issues of common interest and priorities as well as ways to enhance their partnership and cooperation in the fields of preventive diplomacy, amongst others.

     

    Cote d’Ivoire

    Special Representative visits Cote d’Ivoire
    As part of the UN’s support for the organization of a peaceful, inclusive, transparent and credible presidential election, , Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and Head of UNOWAS, began a one-week visit to Côte d'Ivoire on 21 September. During his visit, Mr. Ibn Chambas will meet with President Alassane Ouattara. He will also have a series of meetings with members of the government, political actors, representatives of the civil society, representatives of the diplomatic corps, as well as the United Nations country team. The election is scheduled for 31 October 2020.




    Somalia

    Shaping peace together: Somali youth as change-makers
    Somalia’s youth need to be change-makers and actively take part in politics, reconciliation, peace-building, elections and ongoing efforts to help develop their country – this was the main message stemming from a recent panel discussion which brought together more than 30 youth representing different parts of Somali society. “A country is saved by its youth. It is the youth who lead in all efforts to bring change, hence it is good for the youth to also participate in politics and to be part of the positive change and development in the country,” the Executive Director of the Somali Youth Civic Organization (SYCO), Abdiwasa Idriss Jelle, said at the gathering, held at a venue in Mogadishu this past Monday. The event was organized by SYCO, a local non-governmental organization which focuses on youth development and leadership, de-radicalization and livelihoods, with the support of UNSOM. Held on the International Day of Peace, celebrated globally on 21 September, the event was aimed at helping empower Somali youth, and underpinned by the belief that youth who are well-informed and engaged are well-placed to help rebuild and transform their country.
    Read more here


     


    Colombia

    UN Mission leads several events to celebrate the day of peace
    Between seminars, concerts, reconciliation activities, and the 100 Messages of Peace campaign, the UN Mission joined millions of Colombians to commemorate the international day of peace on 21 September. In Caquetá, in the Amazonas region, in the seminar "Latin American Experiences of Peace," representatives of the Mission shared perspectives on the implementation of the Peace Agreement. The Arauca department hosted the conversation "Arauca Territory of Peace" about the advances and challenges in the implementation of the Peace Agreement. And in Medellín city, there was a concert and an act of reconciliation between victims and perpetrators. Former combatants from the departments of Cauca and Chocó participated in activities with local communities. Also, the Special Representative, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, participated in the global event "Peace One Day," accompanied by social leader Marina Gallego of the "Ruta Pacifica de las Mujeres platform." Finally, the 100 Messages of Peace campaign, launched on 1 September, received more than 2000 messages from Colombians who expressed their desire for peace consolidation in the country.

     

     

     

     

     


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  • 25 Sep 2020

    New York, 26 September 2020

    Almost 75 years since the adoption of the first General Assembly resolution in 1946 committed the United Nations to the goal of nuclear disarmament, our world continues to live in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe.

    Relationships between States possessing nuclear weapons are characterized by division, distrust and an absence of dialogue.  As they...

  • 25 Sep 2020

    Political developments in Sudan continue to move along a positive trajectory, while planning for a UN mission to assist the transitional government is progressing, the UN Security Council heard on Friday. 

  • 25 Sep 2020

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    The United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive...

  • 25 Sep 2020

    Thank you, Mr. President, for the opportunity to brief the Security Council on the situation in Sudan and on the planning for our new mission in Sudan - UNITAMS.

    Mister President,

    When I addressed the Council on Sudan in April, I highlighted that COVID-19 was compounding the political, economic and security difficulties the country was facing. This broad assessment remains valid. Nonetheless, there have been positive developments in recent weeks.  There have also been new challenges.

    As the Secretary-General highlights in his report, Sudan’s political transition continues to move in the right direction. In recent weeks, important legislative reforms were adopted to improve fundamental rights. Interim civilian governors were appointed in all 18 states, including two women. These are very welcome developments.

    The most significant political development, however, was the initialing, on 31 August in Juba, of the peace agreement between the transitional Government of Sudan, the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) alliance and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA-)-Minni Minnawi faction.

    The parties agreed on a transitional period of 39 months, effective from the date of signing, which is scheduled for 3 October. Furthermore, Prime Minister Hamdok and the Abdelaziz al-Hilu faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) signed “The Agreement on Principles” in Addis Ababa on 3 September.

    All participating parties should be commended for having persevered with the peace process amid the range of other pressures brought on by the pandemic. Those who are absent from the ongoing peace efforts in the country should be encouraged to engage in dialogue and negotiations with the transitional authorities. It’s not too late.

    As we embrace the recent progress in the peace process, we are also mindful of the significant work ahead. The various accords and respective peace agreements on regional issues must be molded into a single, coherent framework. Additionally, the parties and the Government must form a joint vision on the way forward and to uphold their respective commitments.

    At a time when all governments face major economic constraints, it will be important to set realistic expectations of what can be provided to finance peace dividends. Participants in the Berlin Partnership Conference were generous in their support to Sudan’s transition but signaled that one impact of COVID-19 could be reduced donor capacity.

    The United Nations, in partnership with the African Union, will offer support, as requested by the parties and within its capacity and mandate, to the implementation of these and future peace agreements.

    Mister President,

    On 10 September, the transitional Government of Sudan declared an economic state of emergency after a collapse in the Sudanese pound. This announcement followed months of soaring inflation, a spiraling exchange rate and continuing shortages of basic commodities.

    Frustration with the state of the economy is growing, as evidenced by the re-emergence of protests across the country. Meanwhile, outstanding issues regarding economic management of the crisis leads at times to tensions between different components of the Government.

    Despite these immense challenges, the Government has been able to make progress in undertaking difficult economic reforms. These changes, such as the removal of subsidies on fuel, form part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a Staff Monitored Programme, one of the steps necessary to move Sudan closer to debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative.

    The financial assistance donors pledged at the Berlin Partnership Conference in June will help to offset some of the economic hardships Sudanese households are experiencing. The contributions will support the implementation of the World Bank-designed, but nationally led, social impact mitigation initiative, known as the “Family Support Programme”. The pilot for the initiative was launched with assistance from the World Food Programme this month.  

    I call on all donors to make good on their pledges and release funds into the Family Support Programme as soon as possible. I also call on international partners to address impediments that prevent Sudan’s full integration into the international economic community. In this regard, I am encouraged by the recent indications of progress on delisting Sudan from the United States State Sponsors of Terrorism list.  

    Mister President,

    Since the start of the rainy season in July, Sudan has faced its worst flooding in decades, with over 800,000 people affected, of which more 100 perished. Between June and September, the projected number of food insecure people rose to 9.6 million, due in part to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated ongoing inflation and price increases for food and other goods. Humanitarian organizations are working closely with the Government to respond, but further resources are required to meet the growing needs.

    Mister President,

    The planning for the establishment of the new United Nations mission in Sudan - UNITAMS - is progressing. Following the lifting of travel restrictions, the work of the planning team shifted in July from Headquarters to Sudan. I thank the Government of Sudan for providing high level of cooperation and support to the team.

    The proposed structure and geographical deployment of the mission is outlined in the Secretary-General’s report. The design of the mission is intended to enable a new and innovative way of working, fostering maximum cooperation and integration among various UN entities.

    The planning team of UNITAMS is working closely with UNAMID to maximize the impact of the two missions and ensure that lessons learned are shared and that UNAMID’s experience in Sudan is taking into account by the new Mission.

    The mission start-up team for UNITAMS will deploy to Sudan next month to begin implementing the four strategic objectives mandated by the Security Council: assist the political transition; support peace processes; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law; and support the mobilization of economic, development and humanitarian assistance.  We will fulfill these objectives with full respect of the principles of national ownership and will work in partnership with the Government of Sudan and the Sudanese people.

    Gender issues are mainstreamed throughout the mandate of the mission, which will have dedicated gender expertise, including at the senior level, to implement our commitments to advance gender equality and the women, peace and security agenda. 

    We know the significant role that women and civil society played in Sudan’s transition and their voices must be heard in shaping Sudan’s future.  During a visit to Sudan last February I met with many representatives of women’s groups and of civil society, who are eager to play a constructive role. 

    Our planning team, including Special Advisor Haysom, have engaged both groups over the last few months as part of their efforts to design a mission that meets the needs of all Sudanese.

    Regarding protection of civilians, we recognize the existing challenges.  As requested by the Council, UNITAMS will support the transitional government in implementing its National Plan for Civilian Protection to establish a secure and stable environment in the conflict-affected areas.  This will include contributing to the training and capacity building of the Sudanese police on protection of civilians. The mission will also work closely with the UN Country Team and civil society organizations on protection and monitoring.    

    Mister President,

    We are conscious of the significant challenges before Sudan in fully realizing the objectives of its historic transition. The solutions to these long-standing difficulties remain with the Sudanese, and UNITAMS is being configured to accompany them in their efforts.  We attach the highest priority to Sudan and to the speedy deployment of UNITAMS, including the appointment of a Special Representative. Mr. President, we look forward to working closely with the Security Council in this important endeavor.  Thank you

  • 25 Sep 2020

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 

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    REMARKS TO HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE ON CLIMATE AMBITION 

    24 September 2020

     

    The world has a high fever and is burning up. 

    Climate...

  • 25 Sep 2020

    Mogadishu – With its key location along main international shipping routes and 3,300 kilometres of coastline, Somalia’s potential as a key maritime player came to the fore...

  • 25 Sep 2020

    Tunis - On 23 September, Acting UN SRSG Stephanie Williams and the Ambassador-designate of the European Union to Libya, José Sabadell, as the rotating chair of the Economic Working...

  • 24 Sep 2020

    The UN Secretary-General on Thursday made an unequivocal case for strengthening multilateralism and building trust among the countries of the world in the face of the devastating coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed gaps on multiple fronts. 

  • 24 Sep 2020

    New York, 24 September 2020

     

    The theme of this year’s World Maritime Day – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet – has gained extraordinary resonance as shipping has continued to transport more than 80 per cent of world trade, including vital medical supplies, food and other basic goods that are critical for the COVID-19 response and recovery. 

    The COVID-19 pandemic...

  • 24 Sep 2020

    KABUL – High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR) representatives were joined over the weekend by a group of Afghan youth and women from provinces around Kabul in a...

  • 23 Sep 2020

    President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan told the 75th session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that his country was moving into the next five years “with a clear plan for progressing the values of the UN”, which are enshrined in its own constitution.

  • 23 Sep 2020

     

    New York, 24 September 2020

    Fifteen years ago at the World Summit, at a pivotal moment in our common pursuit of peace, leaders from every region unanimously adopted the responsibility to protect. Unable to prevent the horrific experiences of the previous decade, the world accepted the collective responsibility to do far more to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against...

  • 23 Sep 2020

    Joint Statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon

    23 September 2020

    1. A ministerial meeting of the members of the International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon co-chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and H.E. Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Foreign Affairs of France, was held on 23 September 2020. Statements...

  • 23 Sep 2020

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

     

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  • 23 Sep 2020

    New York, 23 September 2020

    On the International Day of Sign Languages this year, we find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic that has disrupted and upended lives everywhere, including the lives of the deaf community.

    It has been encouraging to see some countries providing public health announcements and information on COVID-19 with national sign language...

  • 23 Sep 2020

    Mogadishu – Somalia’s youth need to be change-makers and actively take part in politics, reconciliation, peace-building, elections and ongoing efforts to help develop their country – this was...

  • 22 Sep 2020

    The President of the Republic of Korea has signaled his country’s support to developing nations during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes ensuring they have equitable access to any vaccines against the deadly new coronavirus.  

  • 22 Sep 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented world leaders coming to New York to address the General Assembly in person, but the president of the world body stressed on Tuesday that the need for deliberation, is “higher than ever”.

  • 22 Sep 2020

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 

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    ADDRESS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY...

  • 22 Sep 2020

    In his centerpiece address to the historic and unprecedented 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday appealed for global solidarity to overcome the COVID-19, and again call for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, by the end of the year. 

  • 22 Sep 2020

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 

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    REMARKS...

  • 21 Sep 2020

    New York, 22 September 2020

    Mr. President, Excellencies, 

    In a world turned upside down, this General Assembly Hall is among the strangest sights of all.   

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our annual meeting beyond recognition.  

    But it has made it more important than ever.  

    In January, I addressed the General Assembly and identified “four horsemen” in our midst —...

  • 21 Sep 2020

    Nuclear activities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “remain a cause for serious concern”, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in Vienna on Monday. 

  • 21 Sep 2020

    Even amid the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere must continue to make peace a priority, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday. 

  • 21 Sep 2020

    Mogadishu – International partners* take note of the agreement announced by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) President and the five Federal Member State (FMS) Presidents regarding the 2020/21...

  • 21 Sep 2020

    Mogadishu - International partners* take note of the agreement announced by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) President and the five Federal Member State (FMS) Presidents regarding the...

  • 21 Sep 2020

    As part of the United Nations support for the organization of a peaceful, inclusive, transparent and credible presidential...

  • 21 Sep 2020

    Mogadishu – In early 2012, heavy fighting broke out in the historic coastal city of Marka, in the Lower Shabelle region, located about 90 kilometres south of Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu. This was the...

  • 21 Sep 2020

    New York, 21 September 2020

    The International Day of Peace is devoted to urging warring parties everywhere to lay down their weapons and work for harmony.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, this call is more important than ever. That is why I appealed for a global ceasefire in March.

    Our world faces a common enemy: a deadly...

  • 21 Sep 2020

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    On International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020, the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive...