Press releases

  • 12 Jun 2017 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 11 June 2017 Your Excellency Mr. Almazbek Atambaev, President of Kyrgyzstan, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends, I want first of all to express my deep gratitude to President Atambaev for his gentle invitation that allowed me to come back to Kyrgyzstan. I have to say that it is for me an enormous honour, and of course an enormous pleasure.
  • 12 Jun 2017 - Muynak, Aral Sea, Uzbekistan, 10 June 2017 Visiting the Aral Sea and seeing what was the fourth largest inland sea in the world almost dead has caused a tremendous shock. This is probably the biggest ecological catastrophe of our time. And it demonstrates that men can destroy the planet. 
  • 09 Jun 2017 - I am very happy to be here for this visit to Kazakhstan and to be participating, of course, in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, and in the opening of the EXPO 2017 that I hope will be a landmark in our commitment to sustainable development, especially in relation to something that is absolutely crucial in relation to climate change – that is, of course, the energy dimension. 
  • The Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Ashgabat

    08 Jun 2017 -  Visit to Central Asia    The Secretary-General has left New York on Wednesday, seventh of June, for a visit to Central Asia that will take him to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
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    16 May 2017 - ASHGABAT, turkmenistan: 
  • 13 May 2017 - BISHKEK,  kyrgyzstan SRSG Petko Draganov visited Kyrgyzstan on 11-12 May.  He held consultations with Vice-prime-minister Jenish Razakov, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinara Kemelova as well as met with representatives of the diplomatic corps and the UN country team.
  • 03 May 2017 - NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice to the voiceless. Media workers suffer character assassination, sexual assault, detention, injuries and even death. We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing misinformation. And we need everyone to stand for our right to truth.
  • 28 Apr 2017 - DUSHANBE, Tajikistan On 27-28 April 2017, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Petko Draganov conducted a visit to Dushanbe for meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirojiddin Aslov, First Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources Sulton Rahimzoda and diplomatic corps accredited to Tajikistan. 
  • 26 Apr 2017 - MOSCOW, Russia On 24-26 April, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Head of the Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Petko Draganov, travelled to Moscow for consultations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, in the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
  • 06 Apr 2017 - ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan On April 6, the two-day seminar “International water law: main legal principles and substantive norms”, organized by the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) with the support of the US Government, was completed.