Message of the UN Secretary General on the 2011 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Apr 4, 2011
The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is a timely reminder that clearing land of explosive remnants of war saves lives and protects livelihoods.
Statement by UN Secretary General on 2011 World Water Day
Mar 22, 2011
As the world charts a more sustainable future, the crucial interplay among water, food and energy is one of the most formidable challenges we face. Without water there is no dignity and no escape from poverty. Yet the Millennium Development Goal target for water and sanitation is among those on which many countries lag the most.
Statement by UNDP Country Director at the 1st United Nations Global Compact Roundtable for 2011 “The Role of Business in Fighting Corruption”
Mar 20, 2011
I am pleased to join you today in the first Global Compact Roundtable to be held in 2011, organized by the Egyptian Corporate Responsibly Center (ECRC) in cooperation with the John Gerhart Center of the American University in Cairo. Welcome to a new and changing Egypt.
Opening Statement at Press Conference By UN Under-Secretary-General For Political Affairs Mr. B. Lynn Pascoe
Feb 27, 2011
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.
Egypt launches National Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Strategy, Res. Coordinator commemorates day
Jun 29, 15
We know that FGM cannot be justified on the grounds of religion or culture, that it is a clear violation of human rights, has a devastating and lasting physical, health and psychological impact on women and girls, and is a barrier to progress and development. Globally some 125 million girls and women have undergone the procedure and up to 30 million girls under the age of 15 remain at risk. According to the 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), 92% of ever-married women age 15- 49 had been circumcised.
Message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Never before has it been more urgent – or more possible – to end the practice of female genital mutilation, preventing immeasurable human suffering and boosting the power of women and girls to have a positive impact on our world.
The Secretary-General Message on International Anti-Corruption Day
Global attitudes towards corruption have changed dramatically. Where once bribery, corruption and illicit financial flows were often considered part of the cost of doing business, today corruption is widely -- and rightly -- understood as criminal and corrosive. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our plan to end poverty and ensure lives of dignity for all, recognizes the need to fight corruption in all its aspects and calls for significant reductions in illicit financial flows as well as for the recovery of stolen assets.
The SG Message on International Women's Day
As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labour would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear. “They are wondering if they will ever step into those shoes again,” my mother explained.
Opening Remarks: Data-Driven Innovation in the MENA Region: The Way Forward
I would like to thank the Director of the International Development Research Center, and his team, for our productive collaboration over the years and on the organization of this workshop, one in a series of events taking place in the context of the Data Driven Innovation Week.
International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM: Stopping FGM Medicalization - A Scientific and Legal Vision
Opening Remarks: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: Stopping FGM Medicalization-A Scientific and Legal Vision