Author Archives: Julia Dean

The Secretary-General on Somalia

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated yesterday in Mogadishu. He conveys his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes speedy recovery to the injured.

The Secretary-General commends the first responders and the inhabitants of Mogadishu who have mobilized to assist the victims throughout the city. He urges all Somalis to unite in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and work together in building a functional and inclusive federal state.

The Secretary-General reaffirms the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people and government of Somalia in their pursuit of peace and stability.

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 15 October 2017

Opening of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly

The General Assembly of the United Nations opens its seventy-second session on Tuesday, 12 September, at 3 p.m., at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Assembly’s annual general debate, when Heads of State and Government and other senior national representatives gather to present their views about pressing world issues, will open on Tuesday, 19 September, and run through Monday, 25 September.

The general debate will be followed by a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, taking place on Wednesday and Thursday, 27-28 September 2017, when high-level representatives are expected to assess achievements and challenges in the implementation of the Plan of Action.

For updates and further information, please visit the General Assembly home page.

 

Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General On The Nuclear Test Conducted By The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Secretary-General condemns the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

This act is yet another serious breach of the DPRK’s international obligations and undermines international non-proliferation and disarmament efforts. This act is also profoundly destabilizing for regional security. The DPRK is the only country that continues to break the norm against nuclear test explosions.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the DPRK leadership to cease such acts and to comply fully with its international obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.

The Secretary-General remains in contact with all parties concerned.

 

 3 September, New York

Young Australians Talk About The Sustainable Development Goals

High School Students from across Australia took part in a Plan for the Planet programme at the Australian National University in Canberra.

We took our camera along and worked with the students to make this short video. The students spoke about which Sustainable Development Goal was important to them and why – they also had fun filming and interviewing each other in the process.