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Resolution 2328 to deploy United Nations observers in Aleppo

The Security Council, Recalling all its relevant resolutions, especially 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2286 (2016); Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Attacks in Turkey

Spain strongly condemns the terrorist attacks carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday on two police stations in the provinces of Van and Elazig, in southeast Turkey, leaving several victims dead and injuring dozens of others. [...]

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Military operations against DAESH in Libya

The government is closely monitoring the military operations being carried out by United States Air Force against positions held by the terrorist group DAESH in Sirte, in Libya. 02/08/2016 These operations, of which the Government [...]

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Settlements in East Jerusalem

Spain deeply regrets the decision taken by the Israeli authorities to authorise the construction of 770 new housing units in settlements to the south of Gilo, in East Jerusalem, which will have a very negative [...]

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Shooting incident in Munich

Spain wishes to convey, following the attacks on Friday, its full support and affection for the people of Germany and, in particular, the inhabitants of Munich, who have suffered the senselessness of a cowardly and [...]

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High-level political forum on sustainable development

20/07/2016 The State Secretary for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, Jesús Gracia, is taking part in the high-level political forum on sustainable development being held in New York from 11 to 20 July. This United [...]

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Terrorist attack in Germany

The Government of Spain expresses its disgust and strong condemnation of the terrorist attack on Monday, 18 July in a train close to Wurzburg, in the south of Germany, which left several passengers injured. 19/07/2016 [...]

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Attempted coup d’état in Turkey

Spain expresses its unreserved condemnation of the attempted coup d’état in Turkey, a great friend and key ally, and declares its support for the legitimate authorities and the democratically-elected institutions and calls for respect for [...]

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Terrorist attack in Nice

Security Council Press statement on terrorist attack in Nice, France The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack which took place in Nice, France, on the [...]

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Train crash in Italy

The Government of Spain expresses its deep regret at the tragic consequences of the train crash that took place on Tuesday, 12 July, in southern Italy, killing at least 20 people and leaving dozens of [...]

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Security Council Press Statement on Escalation of Fighting in Juba, South Sudan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Koro Bessho (Japan): The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the escalation of fighting in Juba, South Sudan, that [...]

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South Sudan

Spain expresses its concern at the fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan, which has cost the lives of more than 100 people and which threatens to further deteriorate the already complicated humanitarian situation in [...]

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Violence in Central African Republic

Spain condemns the recent acts of violence and confrontations that have taken place in the Central African Republic (CAR), which have taken the lives of at more than a dozen people.  06/07/2016 The Government of [...]

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Attack in Baghdad

The Government of Spain strongly condemns the repugnant attack that took place early on Sunday morning in Baghdad, which left some 80 people dead and more than 100 others injured. 03/07/2016 Spain expresses its sympathy [...]

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Attack in Dhaka

The Government of Spain strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a restaurant on Friday, 1 July in Dhaka (Bangladesh). The attack on a restaurant, the taking of hostages and the brutality shown by the terrorists [...]

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Terrorist attack in Kabul

Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the two terrorist attacks on buses of the Afghan police force on Thursday in Kabul, in which several dozen people were killed, including many trainee police officers, leaving [...]

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Mandate created for an independent expert of the Human Rights Council on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender diversity

The Human Rights Council, in the final phase of its 32nd session, took a key step on Thursday, 30 June, in the universalisation of the fight against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and [...]

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Member of MINUSCA murdered in Bangui

Spain strongly condemns the murder in Bangui of a member of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), of Senegalese nationality.  29/06/2016 The Government of Spain passes on its [...]

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Attack in Istanbul

The Government of Spain strongly condemns the dreadful terrorist attack carried out on Tuesday at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, which left many dead and injured scores of others. 28/06/2016 The government expresses its deepest sympathies [...]

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Sudán

The Government of Spain expresses its satisfaction at the announcement of a four-month unilateral cessation of hostilities made by the Government of Sudan on 18 June, in the regions of the Blue Nile and South [...]

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Institutional statement on Brexit by the acting President of the Government

Complete text of the institutional statement: "Ladies and gentlemen, good morning and thank you very much for your presence on this occasion. I am going to read a statement from the Government of Spain. Good [...]

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Ballistic Missile Launches

Security Council Press Statement on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Ballistic Missile Launches 23 June 2016 The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the most recent ballistic missile launches of the Democratic People's Republic of [...]

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea defies nuclear and ballistic non-proliferation regime

The Government of Spain has expressed its grave concern over the defiance by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) of the principles of nuclear and ballistic non-proliferation in violation of the resolutions of the [...]

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Terrorist attack in Jordan

Spain strongly condemns Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the region of Rokbane, close to a Syrian refugee camp, in the northeast of Jordan, in which several members of the Jordanian Army lost their lives. 21/06/2016 The [...]

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Remarks of PR Román Oyarzun at 1540 Formal Open Consultations

CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS – 1540 FORMAL OPEN CONSULTATIONS (20 June 2016) Excellencies, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the 1540 Committee, I would like to welcome you to the formal open consultations on [...]

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Agenda: Open Consultations By Security Council Committee 1540

OPEN CONSULTATIONS BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION 1540 (2004) ON THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF RESOLUTION 1540 (2004)   AGENDA Venue:  Trusteeship Council Chamber Date:  Monday, 20 [...]

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Statement by SFA of Spain, Ignacio Ybañez, at Open Consultations of 1540 Committee

New York, 20 June 2016 STATEMENT DELIVERED BY THE SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF SPAIN, MR. IGNACIO YBÁÑEZ, AT THE FORMAL OPEN CONSULTATIONS OF THE 1540 COMMITTEE ON THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF RESOLUTION 1540 (2004) [...]

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Shootings in Orlando

The Government of Spain expresses its profound dismay over the horrendous crime that has lead to the death of at least 50 people and left dozens injured in Orlando, in the United States. 12/06/2016 The [...]

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Presidential elections in Peru

The Government of Spain congratulates the people of Peru on the civic example they demonstrated during the second round of presidential elections, held on Sunday, 5 June, which unfolded without incident, thus showing the maturity [...]

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Attack in Tel Aviv

Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out on Wednesday, 8 June in Tel Aviv, killing at least four people and injuring another four.  09/06/2016 The Government of Spain expresses its [...]

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Ataque terrorista en Bosso, Níger

 06/06/2016 España condena el ataque terrorista perpetrado el día 3 de junio contra un cuartel del ejército nigerino cerca de la localidad de Bosso, en el sureste del país, que ha ocasionado la muerte de [...]

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Side Event: “Unusual” employment for persons with disabilities: from words to work

“Unusual” employment for persons with disabilities: from words to work Side Event New York, 16 June 2016 1:15-2:30 pm Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters Introduction There is an increasing interest among companies in developing countries [...]

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Death of Mohamed Abdelaziz

The Government of Spain regrets the death of Mohamed Abdelaziz, Secretary-General and historical leader of the Polisario Front and offers its condolences to the friends, leaders and sympathisers of the Polisario Front. 31/05/2016 The Government [...]

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​Meetings between José Manuel García-Margallo and candidates for United Nations Secretary-General

 31/05/2016 On Monday, 30 May, on the occasion of the 1st International Conference on Preventive Diplomacy in the Mediterranean, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, held bilateral meetings with the candidates [...]

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Landslide in Sri Lanka

Spain greatly regrets the news of the landslides caused by the heavy rainfall in central Sri Lanka which have killed several dozen people and left many others missing. Several hundred thousand people have also had [...]

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Attack in Iraq

The Government of Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out on Friday, 13 May on a supporters club of Real Madrid Football Club in the Iraqi city of Samarra, which [...]

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​Terrorist attack in Tunisia

Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out in the region of Tataouine, in the south of Tunisia, on Wednesday, 11 May, killing four members of the security forces. 12/05/2016 The [...]

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Terrorist attacks in Baghdad

Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the three terrorist attacks carried out on Wednesday, 11 May in Baghdad, the first in the district of Sadr City, and the other two in the districts of [...]

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Bus accident in Afghanistan

Spain has received the news of the accident that took place on Sunday on the motorway from Kabul to Kandahar with great dismay and consternation, in which two buses and a fuel tanker caught fire, [...]

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Landslide in China

The Government of Spain expresses its condolences following the landslide that took place in Taining County in Fujian province (China), which has left at least 41 missing people, as well as many injured and significant [...]

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Terrorist attack in Cairo

Spain strongly condemns Sunday’s terrorist attack in Cairo, which lead to the deaths of at least eight police officers. 09/05/2016 The government expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and colleagues of the victims and [...]

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World Humanitarian Summit 2016

GLOBAL LEADERS MEET AT THE FIRST-EVER WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT 23 – 24 May 2016 Istanbul, Turkey WHO: Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, [...]

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Training for gender equality and women’s empowerment

Training for gender equality and women’s empowerment is an essential component for UN Women’s commitment to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Training for gender equality is a transformative process that aims to provide knowledge, [...]

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Security Council Group on women, peace and security, co-chaired by Spain, begins work

MFA PRESS RELEASE 14/03/2016 Following the approval in October 2015, under the Spanish Presidency of the Security Council, of Resolution 2242 (2015), the work of the Informal Group of Experts of the Security Council on [...]

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GAI: mission, background, expected results and governance

GAI Mission   The Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI) on Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism that supports quality interventions to enhance the capacity to prevent conflict, respond to [...]

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Security Council resolution on medical attention in armed conflicts

On Tuesday, 3 May, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2286 (2016) on medical attention in armed conflicts, jointly presented by Spain, New Zealand, Japan, Uruguay and Egypt and co-sponsored by another 85 [...]

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Security Council Press Statement on DPRK Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 23 April. This incident constituted yet another serious violation by the [...]

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United Nations Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited representatives of all countries to sign the Paris Agreement on [...]

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Joint Statement led by Spain, Canada and the Republic of Korea on resolution 1540

Joint Statement on Promoting Full and Universal Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)   2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C.   Recognizing that United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1540 (2004) and the [...]

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Security Council press Statement on the arrival in Tripoli of members of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord

Security Council press Statement on Libya The members of the Security Council welcomed the arrival in Tripoli of members of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord on 30 March 2016, led by [...]

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Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attacks in Lahore, Pakistan

Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attacks in Lahore, Pakistan The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the 27 March terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan, which resulted in the deaths of more [...]

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Attack in Iraq

The Government of Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out on Thursday in the football stadium in Iskandariyah, killing at least 41 people and leaving many others injured. The cruelty [...]

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Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attacks in Brussels

Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attacks in Brussels   The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on 22 March 2016, during which more than [...]

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UN Security Council Press statement on the Situation in Lebanon

The members of the Security Council were briefed on 16 March 2016 by the Special Coordinator for Lebanon of the Secretary-General, Sigrid Kaag, on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1701 (2006) and [...]

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Open Briefing on Resolution 2270

OPEN BRIEFING ON RESOLUTION 2270 CHAIR OF COMMITTEE 1718 16 MARCH 2016   OPENING REMARKS Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the Committee and the Panel of Experts, as well as the [...]

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New President of Myanmar elected

​Spain congratulates the President-Elect of Myanmar, (U) Htin Kyaw, elected on Tuesday morning by a majority of the new Parliament following the elections held on 8 November 2015, which took place in an atmosphere of [...]

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Terrorist attack in Ankara

​Spain strongly condemns the terrorist bombing carried out on Sunday in Ankara, killing a large number of people and leaving many others injured. 13/03/2016 The Government of Spain conveys its sincere condolences to the families [...]

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Attack on UNAMID in Sudan

Attack on UNAMID in Sudan ​The Government of Spain strongly condemns the terrorist attack carried out on a convoy of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on 9 March close to the town [...]

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60º session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and [...]

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Photo essay: A day in the life of women

Teachers, farmers, businesswomen, politicians, mothers, law enforcers — women and girls contribute every day in many visible and invisible ways. Here’s a glimpse into their lives. MAURITANIA In the capital of Brakna in southwest Mauritania [...]

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Terrorist attacks in Baghdad

Spain expresses its outright rejection of the terrorist attacks carried out on Sunday, 28 February in Baghdad, which left many dead and more than 100 injured. 29/02/2016 The Government of Spain expresses its deepest sympathies [...]

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Attack in Afghanistan

​The Government of Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out on Saturday on the headquarters of the Afghan Ministry of Defence in Kabul, which left at least 15 dead and [...]

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New global funding instrument invests in women to accelerate conflict recovery, sustain peace

Date: 23 February 2016 (New York, 23 February) – A new multi-partner effort will be launched tomorrow to assist the international community to respond to today’s complex peace and security challenges and to direct investment [...]

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Security Council Press statement on terrorist attacks in Syria

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Homs and Damascus, Syria, on 21 February, for which Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) claimed responsibility, during [...]

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Joint Statement by Egypt, Ukraine and Spain at UNSC Open Debate on review of the peacebuilding architecture

Joint Statement by Egypt, Spain and Ukraine At the UN Security Council Open Debate on“Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture”   23rd February 2016   Mr. President, The ongoing review of the UN Peacebuilding [...]

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Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria

In its latest report, the Commission of Inquiry on Syria details the catastrophic destruction of civilian infrastructure caused by five years of war, including medical care and educational facilities, public spaces, electricity and water installations. [...]

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Security Council Press statement on Malakal, South Sudan

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the violence committed by elements of the Shilluk and Dinka communities, which erupted in the protection of civilians site in Malakal, South Sudan on [...]

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Remarks for the Media by PR Román Oyarzun, Chair of the 1718 Committee

Today the 1718 Committee held closed consultations today in order to discuss the Panel of Experts 2016 Final Report and its recommendations. We are studying all findings and recommendations in the 2016 draft report, as [...]

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Security Council Press Statement on DPRK long-range launch

Security Council Press Statement on DPRK long-range launch The members of the Security Council held urgent consultations to address the serious situation arising from the launch using ballistic missile technology conducted by the Democratic People’s [...]

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To walk the streets of Quezon city without fear of violence against women

A poster being used in Metro Manila to raise awareness of the Safe Cities #FreeFromFear campaign. Teresita Longcanaya, 51, accompanies her daughter, 26, to the tricycle (rickshaw) terminal early every morning, on her [...]

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60º aniversario del ingreso de España en la ONU

El 14 de diciembre de 1955 se produjo el ingreso de España en la Organización de las Naciones Unidas. Este año, por tanto, nuestro país celebra el 60º Aniversario de su entrada, algo que hace coincidiendo con su presencia como miembro no [...]

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Security Council adopts resolution 2249 against DAESH

The Security Council adopted today resolution 2249 calling on all necessary measures to counter ISIS. 2249 Resolution

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon remarks at ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the entry of Spain into the United Nations

Tengo el honor de sumarme a usted para celebrar el sexagésimo aniversario de la entrada de España en las Naciones Unidas. Me gustaría felicitar al pueblo y al Gobierno de España y dedicar esta ceremonia [...]

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon remarks at “MADRID +10: The Global Dialogue on preventing and countering violent extremism”

I am honoured to be invited to address you on this important and timely topic. The Club de Madrid has long distinguished itself as a useful forum where former leaders can continue to contribute their [...]

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon speech’s on receiving medal of honour from Carlos III University of Madrid

I am privileged to receive this Medal of Honour from Carlos III University of Madrid. This is a symbol of your esteem for the United Nations. I accept on behalf of past and present UN [...]

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Women in Mali demand equal role in Peace Accords

UN Women-After more than three and a half years of armed conflict in Mali, a peace agreement was finally signed on 20 June 2015, marking the end of more than 10 months of mediation led [...]

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Statements by Ambassador Román Oyarzun on RCA and Syria

Statements on RCA: USG Ladsous has briefed the Council on the latest developments in CAR (previous meeting: AOB held on 10 September on the visit of USG Ladsous to CAR from 6 to 8 September). [...]

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Statements by Ambassador Román Oyarzun on DRC

SRSG Kobler and Special Envoy Djinnit  have briefed the Council on the situation in DRC and in the region. I wish to highlight the following issues raised by Mr Kobler and Mr Djinnit throughout the [...]

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High-Level Review of SC Resolution 1325 (2000): from Rhetoric to Effective Results (Concept Note)

High-Level Review of SC Resolution 1325 (2000): from Rhetoric to Effective Results: Click here to see the concept note

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Women, Peace and Security: Spanish priority for the Security Council

2015 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1325 on Women,Peace and Security (WPS) by the Security Council. In this framework, the Security Council will convene, in October, a High-Level Review to assess progress, [...]

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Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, 17 May 2015

On this International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU stands together with LGBTI people all around the world in the struggle to end discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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UN Security Council Press Statement on Al Shabaab attack against UNICEF in Garowe, Somalia

The members of the Security Council are outraged by today’s attack against a United Nations vehicle in Garowe, Somalia, for which Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries. The [...]

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The reform of the Security Council is possible

Uniting for Consensus launches its PROPOSAL for the reform of the United Nations Security Council UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM IS POSSIBLE Compromise to achieve broad-based consensus is needed UNITING FOR CONSENSUS IS COMMITTED TO [...]

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Speech of the Foreign Minister of Spain at the Security Council Open Debate on Maintenance of International Peace and Security

Mr. President,   Allow me to first warmly congratulate you personally for the People's Republic of China’s organization of this high level open debate. I join those who have done the same in previous statements. [...]

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UN Security Council Press Statement on Lebano

Members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the killing of a UNIFIL Spanish peacekeeper which occurred in the context of fire exchanges along the Blue Line on 28 January 2015. The Members of [...]

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Speech of His Majesty the King at African Union Summit

I would like to begin by thanking Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and the Ethiopian people for extending me this kind invitation to come to Addis Ababa, and for giving me such a warm and hospitable welcome. [...]

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2015 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Water and Sustainable Development: from Vision to Action. 15-17 January 2015

The UN-Water Annual Zaragoza Conferences serve UN-Water to prepare for World Water Day. This conference is part of the road map for World Water Day 2015, which will focus on "water and sustainable development". The [...]

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UN Secretary-General appoints Cristina Gallach of Spain Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Cristina Gallach of Spain as Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.  She succeeds Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal of Austria to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his [...]

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Spain addresses the UN General Assembly at the annual debate on the situation in Afghanistan

Mr. President, Allow me to first express my delegation's appreciation to Ambassador Tanin for his intervention. Spain supports the statement made by the Head of the European Delegation on behalf of the Member States and [...]

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Statement of Spain at the UN meeting on the Report of the International Law Commission

Mr. Chairman, On behalf of the Spanish delegation, I would like to congratulate most warmly the International Law Commission on the outstanding quality of its work during this 66th session, particularly regarding chapters VI to [...]

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Statement of Spain at the UN Security Council Open Debate on ‘Women and Peace and Security’

I would like to thank Madam Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, and Ms. Suaad Allami, who gave a very clear [...]

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Statements by Mr. Julio Herráiz, Ambassador of Spain to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, in the thematic debate on Conventional Weapons at the UN

Statement of day 24:   Mr. President, First of all, I would like to mention that Spain fully aligns with the statement delivered on behalf of the European Union. Every year, more than half a [...]

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10 reasons why Spain is a reliable partner (Security Council 2015-2016)

10 reasons why Spain is a reliable partner. We will contribute effectively to the maintenance of international peace and security, sustainable development, and to the promotion and protection of human rights. We will be committed [...]

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Memorandum of Understanding signed with Madagascar

​The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Madagascar, Harisoa Razafitrimo. Various areas for possible cooperation between the two countries are [...]

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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation meets with counterparts from Nepal, Albania, Serbia, Turkmenistan and Cuba

In parallel to the United Nations General Assembly, José Manuel García-Margallo attended bilateral meetings today with his counterparts from Serbia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic; Albania, Ditmir Bushati; Nepal, Mahendra [...]

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Speech of His Majesty the King at the UN General Assembly

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Heads of State and of Government, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour and a privilege to address this UN General Assembly at the beginning of my reign as King [...]

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Speech of H.M. The King at the International Institute of Education

It is an honor and a great pleasure to be here this morning, with all of you, surrounded by so many friends of the IIE, the Dept of State and the Fulbright community. Thank you [...]

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Madrid to host Ministerial Conference on Stability and Development in Libya

On Wednesday, 17 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will organize a Conference on Stability and Development in Libya at which 21 Nations and international organizations will tackle the grave situation that this [...]

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Statement by the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the UN, H.E. Mr. Román Oyarzun, at the UN General Assembly Dialogue on the Report of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect

Thank you, Mr. President, 1. We would like to thank the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General of the United Nations for their opening statements. We also appreciate the statements made by the [...]

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Statement by the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the UN, H.E. Mr. Roman Oyarzun, at the Security Council open debate “Children and armed conflict”

Mr. President, My delegation wishes to thank the United States Presidency for convening this open debate. Spain fully aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. My delegation welcomes the organization of this [...]

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Seminar: investment and tourism in Africa

8 september 2014, from 9 AM to 1 PM Venue: Instituto Cervantes (211 E 49th street, New York) The Seminar on Investment and Tourism in Africa is an event organized by the Spanish Permanent Mission to the UN together [...]

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Mariano Rajoy expresses satisfaction at election of Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini to head up European institutions

Mariano Rajoy assessed the election of the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, whom he described as a person who is “capable, a convinced pro-European and a past winner of Charlemagne Prize”, to head up the [...]

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Mariano Rajoy and Angela Merkel walk a stretch of St. James’s Way

German Chancellor Merkel states that she will support Spain’s Minister of Economy, Luis de Guindos, to be head of the Eurogroup  […]

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Statement by the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations, Mr. Román Oyarzun, at the UN Security Council open debate on conflict prevention”

Statement by the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nationes, Mr. Román Oyarzun. At the UN Security Council open debate “Conflict Prevention: Maintenance of International Peace and Security” New York, 21st august 2014 [...]

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Spaniard appointed UNESCO Assistant Director-General

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation welcomes today’s appointment of Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán as UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture by the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova. The appointment was made at an executive level [...]

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International Criminal Court: 17 July – A day to unite in building a more just world

  When representatives of 120 States adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on 17 July 1998, they did so to build a more just world. Conscious that all people are connected, [...]

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2015 ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award invites nominations

he 5th edition’s focus is Water and Sustainable Development. Applications accepted from 4 July to 15 September 2014.  […]

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“Spain could be an excellent advocate of the Caribbean on the UN Security Council”, says Mariano Rajoy

Antigua and Barbuda, Wednesday 02 July 2014 While speaking to leaders from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the President of the Government highlighted the role of Spain as "advocate and supporter" of the region's interests and [...]

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Speech by the President of the Government of Spain at the African Union summit in Malabo

Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government Your Excellency, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to thank the African Union—and, in particular, Mauritania as holder of [...]

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“Spain believes in both the present and the future of Africa, and is firmly committed to it”, said Mariano Rajoy

African Union Summit, Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Thursday 26 June 2014 While speaking at the African Union Summit, the President of the Government advocated maintaining closer relations with the neighbouring continent, whose strength he linked to [...]

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Spain’s Vice-Minister’s Intervention on Peacekeeping Operations at UN

     Mr. President, My delegation would like to, first of all, thank the Secretary-General for the briefing on the current situation and the new trends in peacekeeping operations. We also wish to thank the [...]

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Spain’s intervention at the Open Debate on Human Security at the UN General Assembly

Thank you very much, Mr. President, My delegation would like to express its gratitude and recognition to the Special Envoy of the Secretary General, Mr. Yukio Takasu, for his presence and valuable contribution to this [...]

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