Former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said eliminating poverty, the number one goal of the UN Millennium Development Goals, had been achieved, thanks to the development of China.
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If we are serious about national development, we cannot continue to exclude female assets from political participation on the altar of baseless prejudices and irrational stereotypical perceptions
The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in New York reports that the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, administered the oath of office to Mohammed
Guterres also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s generosity in releasing Mohammed to serve in the global capacity, according to his remarks to the AU Summit obtained by correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria
Guterres was accompanied to the UN headquarters by Peter Thompson, the President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, and Maria Ribeiro, Chief de Cabinet to Guterres
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Guterres, in his maiden message as the UN Secretary-General, entitled: “Appeal for Peace”, urged the world to make a New Year resolution “to put peace first”
A UN report obtained by the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria said the universal body that comprised all the 193 UN Members States also approved $639.53 million to keep the 33 UN special political missions running smoothly
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, revealed this to UN Correspondents during a press briefing on Thursday
Ban told the UN Correspondents that he would miss his exchanges with them as he will complete his 10-year service as the world’s top diplomat on December 31, 2016
Ban, whose speech attracted standing ovation among the 193-Member States of the UN, however, described his 10-year tenure as the greatest honour
Ban, in a press statement issued by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, called on Jammeh to respect the outcome of the December 1 presidential election
Guterres, 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015
“By diverting domestic and foreign funds, corruption wrecks economic and social development and increases poverty. It harms everyone, but the poor and vulnerable suffer most.”
The theme of this year’s observance is: “Corruption: an Impediment to the Sustainable Development Goals
Ban, in his message on Friday on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, observed annually on December 2, decried what he termed modern-day slavery
He, however, said the global community must look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030
A member of the Nigerian Bar Association, he holds a PhD from the University of London
“At this time of national mourning, I offer the support of the United Nations to work alongside the people of the island,” Ki-Moon said
He said that Africa’s combined Domestic Product grew by an average of 4.7 per cent a year and was slightly slowed in 2015 due to low commodity prices, financing condition and droughts
The meeting was aimed at working out ways to implement the 2015 Paris agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Ki-moon said: “What was once unthinkable has become unstoppable.