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24.05.2016

UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to High-Level Round Table on Humanitarian Financing at the World Humanitarian Summit

Istanbul, Turkey, 23 May 2016 Over the past decade, the gap between humanitarian needs and the funds available to meet them has grown to unprecedented levels. This is not because the world cannot afford to help people in need. Estimates put the total sum requested for humanitarian aid at about one per cent of global military spending. Nor […]

24.05.2016

Secretary-General’s opening remarks at World Humanitarian Summit

Istanbul, Turkey, 23 May 2016 Your Excellency President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit. I thank the Government of Turkey, as well as everyone involved in bringing us together today: Member States, people affected by crisis, development and humanitarian agencies, NGOs, the private sector, academia and many more. […]

27.04.2016

UN Secretery-General's video message to the Seventh United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum

Your Excellency, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, Your Excellency, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, Your Excellency, Mr. José Manuel García Margallo, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Your Excellency, Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Let me begin by […]

11.02.2016

Seretary-General's opening remars at launch of report for World Humanitarian Summit “ONE HUMANITY: SHARED RESPONSIBILITY”

I thank the President of the General Assembly for hosting this important meeting. On May 23rd and 24th, I am convening the first ever in the history of the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. I thank the Government of Turkey for its generous offer to host the Summit.   In preparation, I have […]

26.10.2015

Remarks of UN Resident Coordinator, Antonius Broek at the special Joint Conference with MFA dedicated to UN70

 Azerbaijan and Sustainable Development Goals I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Your Excellency Mr. Hafiz Pashayev, again for your gracious hosting today’s conference and reception. It is a great pleasure to join you all today, on behalf of the United Nations System in Azerbaijan to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the […]

23.10.2015

Speech of Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov at the joint Conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UN in Azerbaijan on the theme of Azerbaijan and Sustainable Development Goals

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all of you gathered here on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. I am delighted being here, at the anniversary of the universal organization, which we highly value in Azerbaijan. The ideals of the United Nations are widely […]

23.10.2015

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS AT INFORMAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO COMMEMORATE THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RATIFICATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Tomorrow, all around the world, iconic landmarks will be lit up blue for UN Day. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the Charter of the United Nations in 1945. For 70 years, this groundbreaking and visionary act of statecraft has guided nations in the pursuit of peace, social progress and […]

01.10.2015

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL's REMARKS AT THE UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS GROUP OF FRIENDS MINISTERIAL MEETING

Thank you for the opportunity to address this Group of Friends. We meet one week after the adoption of a new vision for sustainable development – and one decade after the Alliance of Civilizations was founded. The new sustainable development goals carry forward the mission of the Alliance of Civilizations to promote dignity, justice and […]

28.09.2015

The Secretary-General's Toast at lunch for Heads of State and Government

What a remarkable bunch of days we have just had. Only at the United Nations can Pope Francis and Shakira appear on the same stage within minutes of each other! I didn’t know whether I should pray or dance! We also hosted Hollywood superstar Michael Douglas and Jazz icon Herbie Hancock. Those two could make […]

26.09.2015

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL's REMARKS AT HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

I am pleased to welcome you to this High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation. I thank His Excellency President XI Jinping of China for inviting me to co-host. China has lifted millions of people from extreme poverty. And the country is a leader in advancing South-South cooperation. Notable initiatives include the BRICS Development Bank, the Asia […]

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