“Historic moment” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

During a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Secretary-General called on the international community to be united in its support to the Congolese people and authorities. He also visited an Ebola Treatment Centre, in the town of Mangina. The latest epidemic has already killed 2,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On Twitter, he wrote: “The energy and optimism of the Ebola survivors I met today give me hope that this outbreak will be defeated. The international community must support all ongoing efforts to make this happen.” In Kinshasa, he met President Tshisekedi, parliamentarians, representatives of the opposition and civil society. In Beni, he reaffirmed the full support of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in the “fight against the armed groups that sow fear and death.” The Secretary-General condemned their crimes and offered his “deepest condolences” to the families and loved ones of the victims of violence. “MONUSCO peacekeepers have also paid a heavy price in the service of peace. But this mourning only reinforces our determination. We will do everything to help end the scourge of insecurity in this region,” he stressed.

The Secretary-General at an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UN Photo/ Martine Perret

Remarks in Beni: https://bit.ly/2k30V6P

Press encounter at Ebola Treatment Centre in Mangina: https://bit.ly/2kyVoVN

Press conference following meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi: https://bit.ly/2kmw4T8

Remembering fallen United Nations staff

On Friday, the Secretary-General attended a ceremony in honour of civilian and military personnel who have lost their lives this year in service of the United Nations.

Statement and messages

On Hurricane Dorian: https://bit.ly/2m2RUeL; https://bit.ly/2knNBub

To Bridge for Cities 4.0 Event: https://bit.ly/2k3IM8Z

On the end of the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG): https://bit.ly/2k3J1Rr

On attacks in Afghanistan: https://bit.ly/2k13nLh

Senior Appointments

Mr. Movses Abelian of Armenia as Coordinator for Multilingualism: https://bit.ly/2k3RC6N

Next Week

On Monday, the Secretary-General will attend a high-level meeting on the International Day against Nuclear Tests. On Friday, he will deliver remarks at the High-Level Forum on Culture for Peace.