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26 Jun 2019
Session I: Contemporary Issues & Challenges in Modern Peace Operations   Excellencies, His Excellency Vice Foreign Minister, Mr. Robert Mardini, the Permanent Observer of the ICRC to the United Nations, Senior Officers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Participants,  
26 Jun 2019
The prohibition of torture is absolute – under all circumstances.   Yet this core principle is undermined every day in detention centres, prisons, police stations, psychiatric institutions and elsewhere.   I am encouraged that we are moving towards universal ratification of the United Nations Convention against Torture, currently ratified by 166 States. Ensuring that national laws and practices are in line with the Convention is essential for moving the prohibition of torture from principle to practice.  
24 Jun 2019
Distinguished Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to address the Fourth Intersessional Meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. I would like to start by congratulating the adoption in March 2019 of the Ministerial Declaration on strengthening actions to accelerate the implementation of joint commitments to address the world drug problem.
18 Jun 2019 | New York
Briefing by Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, on UN Peacekeeping operations.
18 Jun 2019
[Watch the video on webtv.un.org] Thank you for being here today to mark the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.
14 Jun 2019 | New York
Briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Jean-Pierre Lacroix on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan (UNAMID) - Security Council, 8549th meeting
14 Jun 2019 | New York
Briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Jean-Pierre Lacroix on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan (UNAMID) - Security Council, 8549th meeting
12 Jun 2019
I thank Kuwait and His Excellency, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, for this opportunity to brief the Council.   I welcome the representatives of The Elders, former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former President Mary Robinson. I also see in front of me the former President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos.  I welcome them in this chamber today, and thank them for contributing their personal wisdom and support to the debate.  
11 Jun 2019
United Nations Head of Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix explains why protection of civilians is a priority for UN peace operations. The Under-Secretary-General spoke to UN News ahead of the Security Council's briefing on the theme.