Tag Archives: Secretary General

12Dec/16

Portugal’s Guterres sworn in as next U.N. secretary-general

Antonio Guterres of Portugal is sworn in as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, pledging U.N. reform when he takes over the position on January 1, 2017.

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13Jan/16

FIFA says it it has “dismissed” General Secretary Jerome Valcke

FIFA said on Wednesday (January 13) it had fired General Secretary Jerome Valcke, once one of the global soccer body’s most powerful figures, amid alleged corruption involving World Cup ticket sales.
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17Oct/15

U.N.’s Ban tells refugee class of his own displaced childhood

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, visiting refugee families in Rome, calls Europe’s escalating refugee situation a “crisis of global solidarity”.

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27Sep/15

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg announces global campaign on internet connectivity

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg announces during the United Nations Private Sector Forum, the launch of a global campaign to support a connectivity declaration, which recognises internet access as an important enabler of human rights.

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28Apr/15

Vatican and U.N. team up on climate change against sceptics

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says climate change is an “urgent moral imperative” as he meets the pope at the Vatican.
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