Secretary General Archive

Message on International Women’s Day 2019

The Secretary-General New York, 8 March 2019 Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild global solidarity and reap the benefits of diverse perspectives by challenging historic injustices and promoting the rights and dignity of all.

African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 August 2018  – The African Development Bank has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. “With Mr. Kofi Annan’s passing, Africa and the entire world

ICAO Secretary General emphasizes need for commitment and action at Ibero-American Climate Change Symposium

Montréal, 21 July 2017 – Stressing that this is a very important moment for our planet and for the air transport sector, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu emphasized this week to the participants of the week-long Ibero-American Symposium on Environment, Civil Aviation and Climate Change, that “it is a time for bold commitments and

Global Industry Alliance launched to support low carbon shipping

Launch of the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low-Carbon Shipping, 29 June 2017 Speech by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General International Maritime Organization Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you this morning to what I believe is a landmark event – not just in terms of IMO’s work but also, more significantly, in

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: Message on World Autism Awareness Day

2 April 2017 VIENNA, 2 April (UN Information Service) – On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with

Statement by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Refugees

New York, 31 January 2017 NEW YORK/VIENNA, 31 January (UN Information Service) – On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following:

Connecting ships, ports and people theme launched by IMO Secretary-General

World Maritime Day 2017: Connecting ships, ports and people The importance of coherent and connected development across all maritime sectors will feature strongly in IMO’s work this year, as the Organization focuses on its World Maritime Day theme “Connecting ships, ports and people”. The theme for 2017 was launched by IMO Secretary-General Lim during a

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis. In a letter to Martin Schulz

India Needs World Class Universities: President of India

Urges Indian Universities to take global rankings seriously   New Delhi, 21 July 2016 :The International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd) of O.P. Jindal Global University and Indian Centre for Academic Rankings and Excellence (ICARE) gave a presentation on the “State of Indian Universities in the Global Academic Rankings” to the

IPS Ram Singh Appointed As The New Secretary General Of AEPC

20th June’2016; Mr Ram Singh, a Punjab Cadre I.P.S. officer is appointed as the New Secretary General of Apparel Export Promotion Council. Mr. Singh is presently posted as Director, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi and has been given additional charge, as the Secretary General of AEPC. Mr. Singh is a decorated 1994 batch officer