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United Nations 11 Mar 2019

UN Chief at the Opening of the Commission on the Status of Women


Opening remarks from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the opening of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63 2019)

"The Last Dance" director Jason Hehir joins Jalen Rose and David Jacoby to discuss Michael Jordan's insistence that he did not push off of Bryon Russell on the game-winning shot of the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. Hehir calls Jordan's finishing stretch of Game 6 "the most incredible 42 seconds in the history of the NBA." (5:36) Hehir then reveals if there have been any discussions about releasing more installments of the documentary.

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

- Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
- General Assembly
- Policy Brief on Africa
- Africa Dialogue Series
- Libya
- Peacekeeping Missions
- WHO Report
- Cabo Verde
- Cameroon
- Bangladesh
- Afghanistan
- UN Global Compact
- Latin America
- EL Salvador

The Secretary-General continues to follow closely developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). He notes the good progress in the negotiations between the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Sudan thus far and he encourages the three parties to persevere with efforts to peacefully resolve any remaining differences and to achieve a mutually beneficial agreement.
The Secretary-General underscores the importance of the 2015 Declaration of Principles on the dam, which emphasizes cooperation based on common understanding, mutual benefit, good faith, win-win, and the principles of international law.
The Secretary-General encourages progress towards an amicable agreement in accordance with the spirit of these Principles.
The Secretary-General has written a letter to the President of the General Assembly about the forthcoming General Assembly session. In the letter, he presents options for Member States to consider in order to ensure the holding of the general debate in September.
 The decision on how to hold the debate lies with Member States. And the Secretariat will, of course, support whatever decision is taken by them.
Michel Barnier, European Union Chief Negotiator for the bloc's relationship with the United Kingdom, gives a briefing following a week's round of negotiations with Britain.
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