Archive for mayo, 2011

Por: Ban Ki-moon

    (NACIONES UNIDAS CINUP –  27 de mayo de 2011).-

Las tragedias que ha sufrido el personal de paz de las Naciones Unidas en el año en curso son un recordatorio aleccionador de los riesgos que entraña su importante labor en pro de la paz. Hoy, Día Internacional del Personal de Paz de las Naciones Unidas, rendimos homenaje a los más de 120.000 integrantes del personal militar, policial y civil que prestan servicios en todo el mundo bajo la bandera azul y recordamos a quienes han dado la vida por la paz.



Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
Arrest of Ratko Mladic
New York, 26 May 2011

The Secretary-General welcomes today’s arrest of Ratko Mladic, former Commander of the army of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He commends President Tadic and the Serbian authorities for this significant step toward ending impunity for those indicted for serious violations of international humanitarian law during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

The Secretary-General’s thoughts today are first and foremost with the victims and their families, who have waited almost sixteen years for Mr. Mladic to be brought to justice for crimes including those committed at Srebrenica. This is a historic day for international justice and for the world’s collective fight against impunity. It sends a powerful message that those who are alleged to have committed crimes against humanity may try to evade justice but they will, in the end, be held accountable.

This important arrest will enable the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to move closer to completing its mandate. Ending impunity is essential for reconciliation, sustainable peace and justice in the region.

Diálogo entre adolescentes nicaragüenses y el Director Regional

En Nicaragua, desde hace nueve años consecutivos el Día Internacional de la Radio y la Televisión a favor de la Infancia, se ha transformado en una jornada de 5 meses  de movilización social en todo el país donde se pone en agenda pública y mediática los temas de interés para las y los adolescentes.

May 23, 2011

Mark Leon Goldberg

Category: Security

Topics: Polling, US In the World

A poll of U.S. opinion toward the United Nations conducted by the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Campaign finds that some 60% of Americans look upon the world body favorably, with 85% saying it is important for the U.S. to be active at the UN.

The results — which also show that 69% of Americans support paying peacekeeping dues on time, and in full — are virtually unchanged since last year. Click here for a news release on the polling from the Better World Campaign. Click here for the full findings. UN Dispatch (5/23)

  Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on death of UN staff in Bolivia

The Secretary-General said today he was deeply saddened to learn that four staff members of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), along with two air force pilots, were killed in a plane crash in Bolivia while monitoring for narcotic crops.

He sends his sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the UNODC staff and the Bolivian military pilots.

Their dedication to the fight against narcotic drugs will be a lasting legacy and is an inspiration to us all, the Secretary-General said.

Istanbul, Turkey, 8 May, 2011

Poor countries bid to halt the cycle of poverty, as first major development meeting of the decade opens 9 May in Istanbul

(UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 5 May) Talks on a new ten-year programme for the world’s poorest nations are underway as Heads of State, lawmakers, civil society organizations, the private sector and chiefs of international agencies gather in Istanbul, Turkey, early this month.



UNITED NATIONS | Mon May 2, 2011 6:45pm EDT

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday hailed Osama bin Laden’s death as a key turning point in the world’s struggle against terrorism.

The 15-nation U.N. Security Council also issued a statement welcoming the news “that Osama bin Laden will never again be able to perpetrate such acts of terrorism.”

Ban told reporters “the death of Osama bin Laden, announced by President (Barack) Obama last night, is a watershed moment in our common global fight against terrorism.”

U.S. officials said late on Sunday that bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. assault on his Pakistani compound on Monday, then quickly buried at sea.

“The crimes of al Qaeda touched most continents, bringing tragedy and loss of life to thousands of men, women and children,” Ban said.

“This is a day to remember the victims and families of victims here in the United States and everywhere in the world,” he added.

The written version of Ban’s reaction included several remarks that were not included in the statement he made to reporters on camera. The additional comments made clear that Ban felt the U.S. targeting of bin Laden was just.

“Personally, I am very much relieved by the news that justice has been done to such a mastermind of international terrorism,” Ban said in the emailed text of his statement.

“I would like to commend the work and the determined and principled commitment of many people in the world who have been struggling to eradicate international terrorism,” he added.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; editing by Mohammad Zargham)

(NACIONES UNIDAS CINUP –  3 de mayo de 2011).- Cuando los gobiernos reprimen a la población y se escudan contra el escrutinio, la libertad de prensa es uno de los instrumentos más poderosos para poner al descubierto los hechos ilícitos y reafirmar la confianza pública.

Mensaje del Secretario General


Mensaje Conjunto del Secretario General, UNESCO y OACDH