Daily Archives: December 18, 2017

Press Releases: Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Tillerson's Trip to Ottawa

MODERATOR: Good afternoon, and thanks for joining us for today’s background call on Secretary Tillerson’s travel to Ottawa, Canada. That trip is going to take place tomorrow, December 19th. We are very pleased to have …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary‑General.

**Migrants Day

Today is International Migrants Day.  In his message for the Day, the Secretary‑General stressed that …

UN chief calls for 'good faith' negotiations on South Sudan's peace deal

15 December 2017 &#150 As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all South Sudanese to end the violence and peacefully resolve the crisis in the …

Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 17 December 2017

This report is for the media and the general public

The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions between the evenings of 15 and 16 December compared with the previous reporting period.

Secretary-General Urges South Sudan Parties to Engage with Revitalization Forum, Calls for New Cessation of Hostilities, Revised Timelines

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General urges South Sudanese parties to engage in good faith in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)‑led High‑Level Revitalization Forum set …