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The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.
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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Death of the Duke of Edinburgh & other topics – Daily Briefing (9 April 2021)” – below is their description.
Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
– Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
– Financing For Development
– Democratic Republic of the Congo
– St.Vincent And The Grenadines
– FSO Safer
– Senior Personnel Appointment
PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH
The Secretary-General is saddened at the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He extends condolences to Her Majesty, the Queen, and to the people of the United Kingdom.
As royal consort, the Duke of Edinburgh capably supported the Queen in her duties as sovereign for over 60 years. He was known for his dedication to charitable causes as a patron of some 800 organizations, in particular those focused on the environment, industry, sport and education.
The Secretary-General pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh for his active work for the betterment of humankind.
Ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Benin, the Secretary-General calls on all national stakeholders to ensure that the poll is conducted in a transparent, credible and peaceful manner.
The Secretary-General urges political leaders, political parties and their followers to resolve any disputes that may arise from the electoral process through peaceful dialogue and legal means.
He reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support the country’s efforts to consolidate democratic gains and social cohesion.
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