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STATEMENT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND COVID19 New York, April 2020

STATEMENT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND COVID19 New York, April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world. I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic. I appealed for an end to violence everywhere, now. But violence is not confined to the battlefield. For many women and girls, the

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the formation of new Government in Lebanon

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new Government of Lebanon today. He looks forward to working with Prime Minister Hassan Diab and the incoming Council of Ministers, including in support of Lebanon’s reform agenda and to address the pressing needs of its people. The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations commitment to

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United Nations Calls for Nominations for Nelson Mandela Prize

The United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. The Prize was established in June 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting the purposes and principles of the United Nations while

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The United Nations and the National Commission for Lebanese Women Launch a 16-Day Campaign Against Gender-based violence

Beirut, Lebanon Monday, 25 November 2019 (United Nations, NCLW) – Today begins the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) (25 November-10 December). On this occasion, the United Nations System in Lebanon and the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) are joining forces, for the second year in a row, to end and

In response to questions on Lebanon

Following questions at the noon briefing on Lebanon, the Spokesperson has the following to say: The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Lebanon, including today’s resignation announcement by Prime Minister Saad Hariri. He appeals for calm and restraint. He calls on all political actors to seek a political solution that will preserve the stability of the country and

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Statement by the Secretary-General – on Syria

On the eve of its launch, I welcome the unique opportunity provided by the Syrian-owned and Syrian-led Constitutional Committee that will be inaugurated tomorrow in Geneva with the UN’s facilitation.    For the first time, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the opposition Syrian Negotiations Commission, along with civil society, will sit together and take the first step

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Transcript of Press Stakeout by UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen Following Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Muallem

Good morning, as you know I have had discussions in Riyadh with the Opposition SNC, and today I continue those discussions here in Damascus with Foreign Minister Muallem.  We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast, and I repeated the Secretary-General’s strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General – on Syria

The Secretary-General is gravely concerned over the military developments in northeast Syria, which have already reportedly resulted in many civilian casualties and the displacement of at least 160,000 civilians. He continues to urge for maximum restraint and stresses that any military operation must fully respect international law, including the UN Charter and international humanitarian law.  

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