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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UN Maldives urges all parties to build on the tolerance and restraint shown – 24 January 2006

The following statement is made by the United Nations in the Maldives, concerning the events of January 24, 2006. UN Maldives urges all parties to build on the tolerance and restraint shown on January 24, 2006. The UN welcomes the restraint shown by law enforcement agencies and participants during demonstrations held …

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Message of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Yesterday, we observed World Food Day. Today, we observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, we are holding joint events in recognition of the close links between hunger and poverty. Approximately 1.2 billion people struggle to survive on less than a dollar a day. An estimated …

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Message of UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Three years ago, we-the people of the world, represented by leaders and officials from 189 countries at the Millennium Summit-pledged to pursue an ambitious global poverty-fighting agenda, embodied in a set of eight feasible Millennium Development Goals: to halve extreme poverty and hunger by the year 2015; to make primary …

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Message from UNDP Maldives on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Today, Friday 17 October, is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP). The day has been observed since 1993 following the declaration by the UN General Assembly in 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Today, through events to mark the day …

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