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Letter of the Secretary-general for UN Day
24 October 2019
Arrival of new DFC in MINURSO
On Monday 16 September 2019 Brigadier-General Constance Emefa Edjeani-Afenu (Gha. Ar.) arrived in MINURSO to take up the position of Deputy Force Commander as a replacement of the outgoing Brigadier-General (Ban.
Elsie project team in Bir Lahlou
The Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations (funded by the Canadian Government) has partnered with the United Nations to increase the presence and p
MINURSO FC chaired the ceremony of the International of UN Peacekeepers
On 29 May 2019, MINURSO celebrated the International of UN Peacekeepers. A ceremony, chaired by the OiC Head of MINURSO, Force Commander Major-General Zia-Ur-Rehman toke place in the parade ground of the Mission HQ, in Laayoune (Western Sahara).
Personal Envoy for Western Sahara visits the Territory
Laâyoune, 28 June 2018
UN Secretary-General António Guterres
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that it was a “sad reminder of th
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in MINURSO - The female uniformed personnel of MINURSO, led by the Deputy Force Commander, Brig. - Gen. (Ghan. Ar.) Constance Edjeani Afenu, attended at the Mission HQ in Laayoune to a session on breast cancer awareness, carried out by the Bangladesh Medical Unit staff.
U.S delegation visits MINURSO
A U.S delegation comprising military and civilian officials namely: Col. Kenneth Gjone (USAF) (Defense Attache’, US Embassy, Rabat, Morocco); Cdr. (US N.) Jalal Khan (Navy Attache’, US Embassy, Rabat, Morocco); Mrs.
SRSG Colin Stewart with members of a U.S delegation visiting MINURSO
World AIDS Day
Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as we committed to in the Sustainable Development Goals, will require a continuous collaborative effort.
On 18 December 2019, the SRSG Colin Stewart alongside the OiC FC DFC Brig. Gen. (Gha. Ar.) Constance EDJEANI-AFENU, the Mission civilian and uniformed principals participated at launching the training courses of CPAS in MINURSO. The implementation team comprised: Lt.
UN Secretary-General’s 2020 New Year’s Message
From here at the United Nations, I join you in welcoming the New Year. We enter 2020 with uncertainty and insecurity all around. Persistent inequality and rising hatred. A warring world and a warming planet. Climate change is not only a long-term problem but a clear and present danger.
MINURSO celebrates the International Women's Day
On 04 March 2020, MINURSO organized a ceremony celebrating, in advance, the International Women's Day celebrated every year on the 8th of March.
Secretary-General's Briefing to Member States on the Organization's Response to COVID-19
I want to start by thanking the Presidents of the General Assembly, Security Council and the ECOSOC for their solidarity and for their determination and patience with which they have been facing the enormous practical and technical difficulties in the wo
This op-ed was initially published in French in Le Monde on 02 April 2020.
Decades ago, millions of landmines were buried in countries across the world. From Cambodia to Mozambique, in Angola and in Afghanistan, thousands of lives were lost, with others altered forever because of one unlucky step.
Il y a des dizaines d’années, des millions de mines terrestres étaient enterrées un peu partout dans le monde. Du Cambodge au Mozambique et de l’Angola à l’Afghanistan, des milliers de vies ont été fauchées ou bouleversées à cause d’un simple faux pas.
Colin Stewart, SRSG and Head of MINURSO
The UNSG Antonio Guterres
Mr. President, Thank you for convening this important discussion. The world faces its gravest test since the founding of this Organization.
The United Nations 75th anniversary and beyond.
STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LABOUR
In many countries around the world, today is a day to celebrate workers. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding around us, we are truly seeing workers who too often toil unseen.
The message of the UNSG, António Guterres, on Africa Day
This year, the world marks Africa Day under extremely difficult circumstances as we grapple with the global COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to derail progress by African countries towards meeting the Sustainab
THE SG MESSAGE MARKING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADOPTION OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Mr. President of the General Assembly,
I send my warmest greetings to “we the peoples”.
NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
Each year, on Nelson’s Mandela’s birthday, we pay tribute to an extraordinary global advocate for equality, dignity and solidarity.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. At the same time, we are an international community with an enduring vision – embodied in t