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Spain takes on Presidency of United Nations Security Council

01/12/2016 As from 1 December, Spain takes on the Rotating Presidency, for the second time in the two-year period 2015-2016, of the United Nations Security Council (SC), which it will hold until 31 December. These two years as a member of the maximum executive body of the universal organisation have served to renew our country’s commitment to multilateralism, based on [...]

01/12/2016|Categories: News, Security Council, slider, Spain at the UN|

4th Committee of UN General Assembly adopts Decision on Gibraltar by consensus

4th Committee of UN General Assembly adopts Decision on Gibraltar by consensus The Government of Spain welcomes the approval by consensus on Tuesday, 8 November, of a Decision on the issue of Gibraltar presented by the Chairman of the 4th Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. 08/11/2016 This Decision urges Spain and the United Kingdom to reach a definitive [...]

10/11/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Spain at the UN|

Putting gender equality at the heart of the New Urban Agenda

UN Women at Habitat III In the early 1990s, just over 42 per cent of people were living in urban areas. Today, more than 54 per cent of the global population are urban dwellers and in 2030, that percentage is expected to rise to 60 per cent [1]. Sustainable development must ensure a roadmap for sustainable cities. Against this backdrop, [...]

17/10/2016|Categories: slider, Women, Peace and Security|

The 71st General Debate at the General Assembly: Highlights

Do you know how many speakers participated in the general debate this year and of those, how many were Heads of State and Government? What was the longest, shortest and average time of speeches? And what were the most frequently mentioned topics? Following the conclusion of the 71st general debate, the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) gathered [...]

14/10/2016|Categories: General Assembly, slider|

Joint Communiqué – Foundational Meeting of the WPS National Focal Point Network

Foundational Meeting of the WPS National Focal Point Network Joint Communiqué   We, Ministers and High-Level Representatives of [list of countries], as well as of the [list of regional organizations], have come together in New York on the 23rd of September, 2016 to launch the Women, Peace and Security National Focal Points Network in the recognition that national and regional [...]

23/09/2016|Categories: slider, Spain at the UN, Women, Peace and Security|

Nuclear test on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Following the announcement today by the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of having conducted a new nuclear test, the government of Spain strongly condemns this action, a flagrant violation of several resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). 09/09/2016 This last test, the second this year and the fifth since 2006, is a very serious [...]

09/09/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Spain at the UN|

Terrorist attacks in Kabul

Spain strongly condemns the recent terrorist attacks carried out in Kabul on the Ministry of Defence, the security forces and the humanitarian non-governmental organisation Pamlarena. Several dozen people were killed and many more were injured in these attacks. 06/09/2016 The Government of Spain expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims and to all the people [...]

07/09/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|

​Venezuelan opposition leader Daniel Ceballos transferred to prison

The Government of Spain regrets the transfer to prison of the Venezuelan opposition leader and former mayor of San Cristóbal del Táchira, Daniel Ceballos, who had been under house arrest. 29/08/2016 The government considers that a measure of this nature only serves to hinder the efforts being made towards initiating much-needed dialogue in Venezuela, which can only take place within [...]

29/08/2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

New government in Tunisia

The Government of Spain welcomes the approval by the Tunisian Parliament of a government of national unity backed by a broad majority of the political parties, which will be headed up by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to whom it expressed its warm congratulations while acknowledging the progress made by the previous government headed up by Habib Essib. 27/08/2016 Through this [...]

27/08/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|

Statement delivered by Spain at UNSC Open Debate on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Security Council Open Debate on “Challenges in addressing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and related materials” (23 August 2016) (Introduction) Mr. President, Few issues are as relevant as the one chosen for this debate, as the risk of the use of WMD challenges global security and human existence itself. Unfortunately, far from being a [...]

24/08/2016|Categories: Spain at the UN, Speeches|