INTERVIEW: Stop dividing humanity into “us and them” – UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

Jan Eliasson took up the job of Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations in July 2012, and while the post has been challenging, it has not proved daunting for the Swedish national – a veteran of international affairs, with decades of diplomatic experience in world capitals and conflicts.

Reflecting on his five-year term, UN deputy chief pins hopes on multilateralism

The United Nations deputy chief today stressed the critical importance of international cooperation in today’s world, arguing that “without it, Governments simply cannot deliver stable, prosperous societies at home.”

"Strong logic" for Yemen talks amid terrorist gains

Talks to decide the future of Yemen could take place before the end of October despite the “deep mistrust” between those involved, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, said Thursday.

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Conflict management, development among key focus areas for deputy UN chief

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson says key development issues such as tackling food security and fighting poverty, as well as the crisis in Syria, will feature high on his agenda at the United Nations.

New Deputy Secretary-General to focus on development, political issues

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today he intends to focus on development and political affairs as he sets out in his new role at the United Nations, an Organization to which he is no stranger, having served in various roles over the years.

Darfur: UN and African Union envoys begin new round of consultations

The United Nations and African Union envoys spearheading efforts to bring durable peace to war-wracked Darfur are in Sudan this week for consultations with Government officials as they try to introduce new momentum to the stalled political process.

UN Darfur envoy honoured by Spain for diplomatic and humanitarian work

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Envoy for Darfur, Jan Eliasson, has received one of the Spanish Government’s highest honours for his diplomatic and humanitarian work.

General Assembly President wraps up environment meetings in Nairobi

United Nations General Assembly President Jan Eliasson today concluded a two-day visit to Nairobi where he discussed the environment and related issues with senior UN officials and Kenyan Government representatives.