Month: May 2018

UN Secretary-General Message : International Day of UN Peacekeepers, May 29

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS   29 May 2018 On May 29th, 1948, the United Nations Security Council authorized the first United Nations peacekeeping operation – the UN Truce Supervision Organization in the Middle East. On this 70th anniversary, we express our gratitude to the more […]

UNHCR Statement

  By UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra  |  22 May 2018   UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is profoundly saddened by the death of a Rohingya refugee on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, today. The tragic loss of yet another vulnerable person under Australian ‘offshore processing’ again underscores the need for proper care and immediate solutions. “With the […]

UN Human Rights Council Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

    Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to the UN Human Rights Council Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem Geneva, 18 May 2018   Mr. President,             Appalling recent events in Gaza have […]

Intensify Efforts to Curb Biodiversity Loss, Build on Successes, Secretary-General Urges in Message for International Day for Biological Diversity

  SG/SM/19046-ENV/DEV/1854-OBV/1791 21 MAY 2018 Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on 22 May:   The rich variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare and prosperity of people today and for generations to come.  That is why, 25 years ago, the world’s nations agreed […]