Message of the UN Secretary General on the 2013 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Apr 4, 2013
Eliminating the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war is a crucially important endeavour that advances peace, enables development, supports nations in transition and saves lives.
Statement by UN Secretary General on 2013 World Water Day
Mar 22, 2013
Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security and economic progress. Yet, each year brings new pressures. One in three people already lives in a country with moderate to high water stress, and by 2030 nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity, with demand outstripping supply by 40 per cent.
Opening Remarks of UN Resident Coordinator at the Workshop on Climate Change Impact in the Nile Basin
Feb 24, 2013
On behalf of the UN System in Egypt, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all in the workshop on sharing experiences on climate change impacts in the Nile Basin. In particular, I would like to welcome distinguished guests from Nile Basin Countries whose participation in the workshop demonstrates a long standing interest and commitment in cooperation among water experts and officials in the basin.
Message of the UN Secretary General for the World Day of Social Justice
Feb 20, 2013
As we mark World Day of Social Justice, we see far too many places where there are increasing opportunities for a few and only rising inequality for the many. Growing inequality undermines the international community’s progress in lifting millions out of poverty and building a more just world.
Message of the UN Secretary General on 2012 United Nations Day
Oct 24, 2012
We are living through a period of profound turmoil, transition and transformation. Insecurity, inequality and intolerance are spreading. Global and national institutions are being put to the test. With so much at stake, the United Nations must keep pace across the spectrum of its activities – peace, development, human rights, the rule of law, the empowerment of the world’s women and youth.
Statement by UNDP Administrator on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2012
Oct 17, 2012
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty offers an opportunity for reflection on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Message of the UN Secretary General on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Oct 13, 2012
This year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction seeks to highlight the need for women and girls to be at the forefront of reducing risk and managing the world’s response to natural hazards.
Remarks by UNDP Administrator at High-level Meeting on Sustainable Energy for All
Sep 24, 2012
I am pleased to address this high-level event on Sustainable Energy for All -an initiative in which I have been pleased to participate in over the past year.
Message of the UN Secretary General on the 2012 International Day of Democracy
Sep 15, 2012
Today we look back on yet another year of remarkable events in the story of democracy -- a story that continues to be written by people who yearn for dignity and human rights, for an end to corruption, for a say in their future, for jobs, justice and a fair share of political power.
Message of the UNDP Administrator on the UN Day of South-South Cooperation
Sep 12, 2012
The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation offers an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the South and to encourage continued support and engagement by the entire development community with South-South cooperation.