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António Guterres pledges to work for peace, development and a reformed United Nations

12 Dec

António Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, takes the oath of office for his five-year term, which begins on 1 January 2017. The oath was administered by Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

António Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, takes the oath of office for his five-year term, which begins on 1 January 2017. The oath was administered by Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe


 Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
New York 12 December 2016 (UN News Center): Sworn in today as the ninth and next United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres pledged to reposition development at the centre of the Organization’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community.
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In self-interest, Uhuru Kenyatta jars ICC from AU summit; Ban reminds summiteers ICC is “the ultimate guarantor of accountability for the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity”

31 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


 
While not intended to be an exchange between the Kenyan leader and the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on January 30, 2016 reminded African governments that they were instrumental in establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the ultimate guarantor of accountability for the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In that context, the UN News Center reported, the Secretary-General called the court “an ally for African victims of these most heinous crimes”, according to UN News Center.
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Ethiopian election 2015: UNDP reacts to charges it is promoting TPLF regime, albeit mere denial

20 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) is very grateful for the response received and clarifications provided by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Ethiopia Office to the charges and criticisms of how Resident Representative Eugene Owusu handled himself on Monday, 14 May 2015 regarding his presumed role of being electoral patriarch in Ethiopia, especially in the lead to the finale of Sunday’s voting hours.
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Ban Ki-moon formally censures Assad: “The winds of change will not cease to blow. The flame ignited in Tunisia will not be dimmed…Stop killing your own people.”

16 Jan

From UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his call on the Syrian leadership to end the ongoing bloodshed in the country, stating that the era of one-man rule and the perpetuation of family dynasties are crumbling.
“I say again to President Assad of Syria: Stop the violence. The path of repression is a dead end,” Mr. Ban said in a keynote address at the High-Level Meeting on Reform and Transitions to Democracy, held in Beirut.
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