Category Archives: Messages

Joint Communiqué: United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Sixteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa

Addis-Ababa, 15 February 2019 — The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its sixteenth consultative meeting at the African Union headquarters in Addis-Ababa on 12 February 2019.

The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smaïl Chergui (Peace and Security), Minata Samaté-Cessouma (Political Affairs); and the Under-Secretaries-General Rosemary DiCarlo (Political and Peacebuilding Affairs), Jean-Pierre Lacroix (Peace Operations) and Hanna Tetteh (Special Representative of the Secretary General to the African Union). They were accompanied by other senior officials from the two Organizations including Under-Secretary General Bience Gawanas, Special Adviser on Africa to the United Nations Secretary-General and Ambassador Fatima Kyari Mohammed, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations. Continue reading

UN Secretary-General’s message on International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (27 January)

“Today we honour the memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust – and the many other victims of unprecedented, calculated cruelty and horror…

Now more than ever, let us unite in the fight for universal values and build a world of equality for all.”

— United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday´s #HolocaustRemembrance Day.

UN Secretary-General’s message: https://web.facebook.com/unitednations/videos/527669951077497/?t=0

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The Secretary-General message on Human Rights Day, 10 December

For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon – shining a light for dignity, equality and well-being … and bringing hope to dark places.

The rights proclaimed in the Declaration apply to everyone — no matter our race, belief, location or other distinction of any kind.

Human rights are universal and eternal.

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The Secretary General message on Africa Industrialization Day, 20 November

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is critical for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Africa. It generates jobs, reduces poverty, hunger and inequality, empowers women, expands opportunities for young people, while also improving health, safeguarding the environment and tackling climate change. Continue reading

Representatives from governments, technology, business and civil society to address Internet’s role in widening distrust among people

Cybersecurity and Fake News to Dominate List of Concerns at
Internet Governance Forum

12-14 November  Paris, France

 Facing growing concerns that the Internet is being used as a vehicle to sow division and discord around the world, more than 3,000 representatives from governments, the private sector, technology, and civil society will gather in Paris 12-14 November, 2018 at the  annual Internet Governance Forum, to look at a range of actions that can be taken to ensure an “Internet of Trust.”

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Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow – OPED Director General FAO, World Food Day 2018

By José Graziano da Silva
Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal objective of the Agenda, a sine qua non condition for a safer, fairer and more peaceful world.

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