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Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization 2018

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Defending people, promoting justice and standing strong for human rights: Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, reflects on his four years of serving the cause.

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UNIC Jakarta and the Embassy of South Africa working together in planting vegetables seeds to mark Nelson Mandela International Day at Panti Sosial Anak Asuh (PSAA) 3 Tebet.

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia​

The Secretary-General is saddened by the devastating loss of life, injuries and damage caused by the earthquake on Sunday, 5 August, in Indonesia’s East Lombok, just one week after another earthquake in the same region left more than a dozen people dead and over 150 people injured.

 The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Indonesia, and wishes the injured a quick recovery.

 The United Nations stands ready to support ongoing rescue and relief efforts, if required.

 Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Wrap Up - 2018 High-Level Political Forum

The 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018, with the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from 16 July to 18 July.

Sombre ceremony for fallen Indonesian peacekeeper

Jakarta, 19 July 2018 – In a sombre ceremony today, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary, fellow peacekeepers and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) paid their last respects to a fallen Indonesian peacekeeper, who died of medical conditions on Monday. 

In his remarks at a memorial service in the tarmac of the Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Major General Beary said the untimely passing of Second Corporal Ajat Wahyudin, 35, has “left us all in shock.”


Nelson Mandela International Day

Jakarta, 18 July 2018 – The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), together with the Embassy of South Africa commemorated the Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July at PSAA 3, Tebet, South Jakarta. This is a home for girls aged from 12-17 years who are either orphaned, from poor and broken families or abandoned as babies. Staff from the Embassy of South Africa were led by the Ambassador, while the UNIC team was led by its Acting Director. The group gave their services to the girls’ home by assisting in the kitchen, garden, painting the badminton court, cleaning the girls’ rooms and ironing their clothes. CONTINUE

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