Statement by UN Secretary General on 2012 International Youth Day
Aug 12, 2012
Today’s generation of youth -- the largest the world has ever known, and the vast majority of whom live in developing countries -- has unprecedented potential to advance the well-being of the entire human family. Yet too many young people, including those who are highly educated, suffer from low-wage, dead-end work and record levels of unemployment.
Statement by UN Secretary General on 2012 World Environment Day 2012
Jun 5, 2012
As the world gears up for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), World Environment Day is an opportunity to highlight the need for a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable world. This year’s theme, “Green Economy: Does it include you?”, underscores the need for everyone to play their part in keeping humankind's ecological footprint within planetary boundaries.
Statement by UN Secretary General on 2012 International Mother Earth Day
Apr 22, 2012
The annual observance of International Mother Earth Day honours our one and only planet and the place of human beings in it. It is also meant as a call to action against human disregard for nature’s life-supporting resources and ecosystems.
Closing Remarks of the UNDP Resident Representative at the Sub-Regional Forum on “Principles for Independent and Sustainable Electoral Management”
Apr 11, 2012
It is a real pleasure for me to close this Sub-Regional Forum on Principles for Independent and Sustainable Electoral Management, jointly organized by UNDP and IFES. It is great to see the excellent cooperation between UNDP and IFES for the organization of this meeting.
Message of UN Secretary General on the 2012 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance on Mine Action
Apr 4, 2012
United Nations mine action programmes make an invaluable contribution to post-conflict recovery, humanitarian relief efforts, peace operations and development initiatives. They prevent landmines and other explosive ordnance from causing further indiscriminate harm long after conflicts have ended, and help to transform danger zones into productive land. Mine action sets communities on course toward lasting stability.
Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator at the "Towards a Transparent Economy in Egypt" Event in Cairo University
Mar 27, 2012
Thank you for inviting me. It is indeed always a pleasure to partner with Cairo University on such important and timely initiatives. Cairo University – its esteemed faculty and students – are very important development partners for the United Nations. We are also very pleased that the OECD, the UN Global Compact office in New York, and Siemens are joining with us today to discuss the topic of “Towards a Transparent Economy in Egypt.
Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at the “Participation and Consensus Building in the Constitution-Making Process: Learning from International Experience” workshop
Feb 21, 2012
It is with great pleasure that I address this important event, which aims to share experiences to support Egypt during its upcoming constitution-drafting process. I would like to thank the Government’s Information Decision Support Centre (IDSC) and its Social Contract Center (SCC), which is supported by the Government of Italy and the UN Development Programme, for hosting this workshop.
Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator on the occasion of the 2011 United Nations Day
Nov 13, 2011
I would like to express my appreciation to the Government of Egypt and His Excellency, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Kamel Amr, for once again bringing us together to celebrate UN Day.
Opening Remarks by UNDP Administrator at the “Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions”
Jun 5, 2011
I begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Essam Sharaf, for being with us at the opening of this UNDP-sponsored “Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions”. The aim of our forum is to exchange ideas and share lessons on what has worked, why, and how, in other transitions; and on what some of the obstacles to smooth transitions are, and how they might be avoided.
Statement by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the Occasion of the Arab States Regional Practice Meeting on Electoral Cycle Support
May 2, 2011
The recent political developments in the region and Egypt in particular, have attracted the world’s attention. The political transition has become a subject of much interest and concern, particularly as events developed without much forewarning and took most if not partners, whether national or international, by surprise.