25 May 2017 - Africa Day 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.
The international community has entered the second year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an all-out effort to tackle global poverty, inequality, instability and injustice. Africa has adopted its own complementary and ambitious plan: Agenda 2063.
24 May 2017 - Excellencies,Colleagues,Ladies and gentlemen,
We are here today to honour the 117 men and woman from 43 countries who lost their lives last year serving under the United Nations flag.
The medal we confer at today’s ceremony is named after my predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld, who lost his life in the cause of peace, like the recipients of this medal.
24 May 2017 - A coherent and unified regional approach on solving the conflict in South Sudan has been urged by the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country (UNMISS) who described it as “critical” in helping to bring an end to fighting.
David Shearer, who is also the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, was addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday via video link from the South Sudanese capital, Juba.
19 May 2017 - GENEVA/JUBA (19 May 2017) - A United Nations report published today released the findings of an in-depth investigation into human rights violations and abuses committed in and around Yei town, Central Equatoria (150km southwest of the capital, Juba) between July 2016 and January 2017.
15 May 2017 - New York, 15 May 2017
Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Security Council, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me begin by commending Uruguay and the Deputy Foreign Minister in particular for hosting this important Debate.
07 May 2017 - Peacekeeping troops have been urgently deployed to Aburoc in the Upper Nile region by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to help enable the delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance.
“The aim is to provide humanitarian groups with the confidence they need to resume the provision of urgent assistance to tens of thousands of people in Aburoc who are fleeing the ongoing violence,” said the Head of UNMISS, David Shearer.
05 May 2017 - The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the attack against the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) on 3 May in Leer, South Sudan. The members of the Security Council expressed appreciation for the actions taken by UNMISS peacekeepers to repel the attack.