Month: August 2018

United Nations Security Council, Briefing on the Situation in Myanmar and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Remarks by Cate Blanchett, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

As delivered. Thank you Mr. President. Distinguished delegates, Mr. Secretary-General, ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured by the opportunity to address the Security Council at this critical juncture. I am not here as an expert. I stand before you only as a witness. As someone who has seen and cannot look away. I went to […]

UN Secretary-General’s remarks to Security Council on Myanmar

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS TO SECURITY COUNCIL ON MYANMAR New York, 28 August 2018 I join you today with a heavy heart. The massive refugee emergency that began one year ago in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has become one of the world’s worst humanitarian and human rights crises. Last month, I visited Cox’s Bazar […]

Kofi Annan’s Achievement

Read now: The Project Syndicate article by UNAA Goodwill Ambassador for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Professor Ramesh Thakur: “Great chief executives need a guiding vision for the exercise of authority, and all the more so when that authority is international civil authority. As United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan had such a vision – and the […]

Kofi Annan: a leader with compassion

Read now: The Lowy Institute article by Professor John Langmore: “Annan was the most gracious person I have ever met in public life, dedicated to human wellbeing and seeking peaceful conflict resolution.” Professor John Langmore was Director of the Division for Social Policy and Development in the UN Secretariat in New York for five years starting from […]

UN Chronicle – 2030 Agenda (Vol. LV No. 2 2018)

    This issue focuses on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, which commits United Nations Member States to work towards a sustainable future for all. The articles, by Senior Officials of the United Nations system, examine the Organization’s lead role in advancing the 2030 Agenda, […]