UN chief sends condolences, offers help after earthquake in Mexico

12 September 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres has offered his condolences to the Government and people of Mexico and said the United Nations stands ready to provide support, should it be requested.

In a stateme attributable to his spokesperson, the Secretary-General said he was "saddened by the loss of life and destruction in the earthquake that struck the provinces of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco in Mexico".

Dozens of people were killed in the quake that struck before midnight on 7 September.

Mr. Guterres wished a speedy recovery to those injured, according to the statement.

He also commended the authorities and emergency responders, who he said "are sparing no efforts to assist people in need and restore essential services".

Adapted by UN

Photo: UN

World news
Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect 'foundations for life' on Earth

Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect 'foundations for life' on Earth

11 January 2018

Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year.

Is this a college or a jail? Denmark opens the world's 'most humane' maximum security prison designed to teach prisoners to change their ways

Is this a college or a jail? Denmark opens the world's 'most humane' maximum security prison designed to teach prisoners to change their ways

25 December 2017

The architect behind the 'most humane' maximum security prison in the world has said his luxury lock-up — which features spacious bedrooms, grass lawns and modern kitchens — is designed to lower re-offending rates.

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage

13 December 2017

The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.

World news