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Procedure of Selecting and Appointing the next UN Secretary-General

UN General Assembly President Lykketoft has committed to running his Presidency in the most open and transparent manner possible. This also applies to the process of selecting and appointing the next United Nations Secretary-General. Continue reading

Secretary-General’s press encounter – full transcript

Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for this opportunity.

As you know, tonight I will fly back to Paris again to take part in the climate change conference.

I was very encouraged by what I saw and I heard during the opening days of COP21 – the Summit meeting. World leaders did precisely what they were meant to do: give strong impetus to the negotiations.

Almost all countries have submitted climate action plans, known as INDCs [Intended Nationally Determined Contributions].  Major economies have made significant commitments to cut emissions.  Many developed countries have made new financial commitments to help poor and vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

The Secretary-General is gravely concerned about the continued ground fighting and aerial bombardment in Yemen and its impact on innocent civilians. More than 1,200 people have been killed and 300,000 have fled their homes in the past six weeks. There are credible reports of families in Aden trapped by the bombardment and snipers targeting civilians in the street. Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, humanitarian warehouses and UN compounds, are unacceptable and in violation of international humanitarian law. Continue reading

Climate Summit 2014

UntitledUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon hosted the Climate Summit on the 23rd of September 2014 as an integral part of his strategy to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition, drawing on his global convening power and harnessing the full strength of the UN system, working in partnership with all sectors of society. Continue reading

Ebola Crisis Reponse

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Continue reading