Press Release

Press Release

29 May 2020
SG/SM/20102

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Military Gender Advocate Award and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Ceremony, in New York today:

29 May 2020
SC/14201

The Security Council in a 29 May videoconference meeting decided unanimously to maintain current troop and police ceilings of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 3 June.

29 May 2020
DSG/SM/1416

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the joint meeting of the Executive Boards of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)/United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) and World Food Programme (WFP), in New York today:

29 May 2020
SC/14198

The Security Council decided, in a 29 May videoconference meeting, to reauthorize the deployment of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) personnel for nine months, requiring them to support security in the lead-up to elections and to work towards the gradual hand-over of responsibility to Somali forces by 2021.

29 May 2020
SC/14200

The Security Council decided unanimously to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 May 2021, during a 29 May videoconference meeting.

29 May 2020
SC/14199

The Security Council renewed until 31 May 2021 the arms embargo and targeted sanctions imposed on South Sudan, in a videoconference meeting on 29 May, while extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts tasked with overseeing those measures until 1 July 2021.

28 May 2020
SG/SM/20098

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event on Financing for Development, in New York today:

28 May 2020
SG/SM/20099

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:

28 May 2020
SG/A/1956

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed today the members of the sixth Advisory Group of the Peacebuilding Fund.

28 May 2020
SG/SM/20100

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ closing remarks to the High-level Event on Financing for Development, on 28 May:

28 May 2020
SC/14197

The COVID-19 pandemic is a test of the multilateral system’s ability to overcome global challenges through collective action, the European Union’s foreign policy chief told the Security Council in a videoconference meeting on 28 May, where he called on the 15-member organ to overcome its differences and unite to resolve conflicts and reinforce international peace and security.

28 May 2020
GA/12246

The General Assembly proclaimed 9 September the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, adopting a resolution that reaffirms the right to education for all and the importance of ensuring safe, enabling learning environments in humanitarian emergencies.

27 May 2020
SC/14196

In a world dramatically altered by COVID-19, civilians in conflict hotspots — weakened by fighting, cut off from aid and now facing escalating attacks by parties exploiting the pandemic — require stronger support from Governments and a more unified international response, delegates heard in a 27 May videoconference meeting of the Security Council.

27 May 2020
SG/SM/20097

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

27 May 2020
DSG/SM/1414

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the ministerial round table on “Transformative approaches:  State support to promote women’s participation in peacebuilding”, in New York today:

27 May 2020
PKO/806

As Headquarters observes the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 29 May, Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all “Blue Helmets” who have lost their lives since 1948, and preside over a ceremony to award posthumously the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal to the 83 military, police and civilian peacekeepers who lost their lives in 2019.

27 May 2020
DSG/SM/1415

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks to the fifth session of the Economic and Social Council Operational Activities Segment:  Dialogue with the United Nations Sustainable Development Group Chair and Heads of Entities — Working together to accelerate Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) progress during the Decade of Action and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in New York today:

23 May 2020
SG/SM/20094

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

23 May 2020
SG/SM/20095

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

23 May 2020
SG/SM/20096

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: