THE SECRETARY-GENERAL VIDEO MESSAGE FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL VIDEO MESSAGE FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 3 May 2018 A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all. It is crucial to building transparent and democratic societies and keeping those in power accountable. It is vital for sustainable development. Journalists and media workers …

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Secretary-General’s Message for International Youth Day 2015

Emerging threats, violent extremism, shifting political conditions, economic turmoil and social transformations are combining to heighten the challenges facing the world’s young people. No one knows better than them the issues at stake or the best way to respond. That is why I am calling on young people to speak …

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UN Official Statement – 28 September 2006

United Nations Congratulates the Maldives on Acceding to Key Human Rights Treaties The United Nations congratulates the Maldives on acceding to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). While this is …

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Statement by Eric Schwartz, Deputy Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery – 30 August 2006

United Nations Nations Unies Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery Statement by Eric Schwartz, the UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, on his 28-29 August Visit to the Maldives: Eric Schwartz, who serves as Deputy to Bill Clinton, the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, …

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World Environment Day 2006 – 5 June 2006

Statement of the Administrator on the Occasion of World Environment Day International Theme: Deserts and Desertification -‘Don’t Desert Drylands’ 5 June 2006 Half of all those living in poverty around the world live in the drylands. These arid and semi-arid regions – vast border expanses between desert and grassland – …

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UN Official Statement – 31 May 2006

The following statement is made by the United Nations in the Maldives – 31 May 2006 Male ’Maldives: The UN agencies in the Maldives have been observing the process of constitutional and broader political reform initiated by the President on the 9th of June 2004. We welcome the release of …

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International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May 2006

SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY,  URGES SPECIAL ATTENTION TO DRYLANDS Biodiversity permeates the entire spectrum of mankind’s activity and habitation, and is directly linked to the well-being of our planet and long-term human progress. Yet this vital pillar of life is under relentless attack.  The Millennium Ecosystem …

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Atoll Chiefs Meeting – 11 May 2006

Male’ Maldives: The following statement is made by the United Nations in the Maldives, concerning the 11th Atolls Chiefs Meeting with the United Nations on the 11th of May 2006 at Nasandhura.   At the invitation of the Minister for Atolls Development, the Honourable Mohamed Waheed Deen, the United Nations …

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World Press Freedom Day 2006 – 3 May 2006

 Media, Development and Poverty Eradication Message by UNESCO Director-General Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2006.   On World Press Freedom Day, we remind the world of the importance of protecting the fundamental human rights of freedom of expression …

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International Women’s Day

Statement by Kemal Dervis On the Occasion of International Women’s Day 8 March 2006 The concept of human development has been championed by UNDP for two decades.  One of its basic tenets is that development requires more than economic growth alone. The fight against poverty is not a campaign of …

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