Following statement is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:
New York Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Thursday, 27 May.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Lieutenant General Birame Diop of Senegal as the Military Adviser in the Department of Peace Operations.
A Kenyan peacekeeper, who recently completed her assignment in Darfur, Sudan, is selected to receive the 2020 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.
After declining for several years, 2021 has seen an alarming uptick in deadly attacks against United Nations peacekeepers, senior officials told the Security Council during a videoconference debate today, as members adopted a presidential statement reiterating their support for blue helmets deployed amid some of the world’s most complex conflict environments.
The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), acting without a vote today, approved a resolution endorsing the latest report of the 34-member Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations — including a raft of recommendations related to mandates, protection and peacekeeper conduct and safety — thereby forwarding them to the General Assembly for adoption.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Zhang Jun (China):
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Alain Noudéhou of Benin as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Resident Coordinator in Mali.