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Antonio Guterres: New Year’s Message from the New Secretary General

Jan 1, 2017 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  by Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, 1 January 2017 – Antonio Guterres made his first statement as the new UN Secretary General on New Year’s Day. He urges everyone to join him in his New Year’s resolution, to “make 2017 a year for peace“.   “On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first. Let us make 2017 a year in which we all – citizens, governments, leaders – strive to overcome our differences,“ said Guterres in his first statement as [Read More]

UN Secretary-General’s speech to COP21 Leaders Summit

Nov 30, 2015 News, Secretary General , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Paris, 30 November 2015 Your Excellency Mr. François Hollande, President of France, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Your Excellency Mr. Laurent Fabius, President of COP21, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, You are here today to write the script for a new future. A future of hope and promise — of increased prosperity, security and dignity for all. In September, you adopted an inspiring new sustainable development agenda with ambitious goals endorsed by all. You showed your commitment to act for the common good. It is now time to do so again. More than 150 world leaders have come to Paris [Read More]

Religion and Terrorism

Apr 23, 2015 Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 22 2015 – General Assembly high-level debate on Promoting Religion Tolerance and Reconciliation: Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism. On the Photo: Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Sam Kutesa, Ban Ki-moon, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Roman Catholic, Cardinal, Archbishop, Abuja, Samdech Tep Vong, Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia, Reverend Lee Stoneking, Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said terrorists are misusing religion, and said good government was the remedy. “Missiles may kill terrorists, but I’m convinced that good governance is what will kill terrorism. That is why I urge you to [Read More]

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