Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Strengthening Social Contract, Bringing Women, Youth into Political Process, in Message to Democracy, Human Rights Dialogue

10 Dec

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message on the occasion of the ninth annual High‑level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, on the theme “Silencing the Guns through Building Resilient Democracies”, today:

Innovative Partnership between Iraqi Authorities, Team Investigating ISIL/Da’esh Atrocity Crimes, ‘Is Working’, Special Adviser Tells Security Council

10 Dec

The head of the United Nations team investigating atrocity crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) called on the Security Council today to maintain its unanimous support as the team makes strides in pursuit of justice for victims through its innovative model, in close collaboration with Iraqis.

As Africa Loses $50 Billion Annually to Illicit Financing, Greater Global Cooperation Key for ‘Silencing the Guns’ Deputy Secretary-General Tells African Union Meeting

10 Dec

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the high‑level meeting on “African Union Silencing the Guns Initiative – The Role of Illicit Financial Flows in Fuelling Instability in Africa” today:

Adopting Annual Resolution on Afghanistan, General Assembly Commends Progress in Peace Talks while Voicing Concern over Chronic Terrorist Violence

10 Dec

Citing the threat posed by chronic terrorist violence in Afghanistan, delegates commended fresh progress in peace talks and exchanged views on the best way to help the nation move into a new era of stability and prosperity, as the General Assembly adopted, by a recorded vote, its annual resolution on the situation in the country.

Justice within Reach for Darfur’s Victims, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Tells Security Council

10 Dec

Justice in a key case is within reach for victims of crimes in Darfur, said the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in a 10 December video‑teleconference meeting, as she outlined improving relations with the Government of Sudan in efforts to hold perpetrators of atrocity crimes to account.