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  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 March 2016 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 […]

From The Glass Ceiling To A Carpet Of Shards


THE SECRETARY-GENERAL –MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOUTH 12 August 2015 Youth Civic Engagement 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 […]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOUTH


Russell Williams While on my morning walk, I frequently listen to an audio book. Last week I heard the story of a young man who later went onto become a successful businessman. He got his start at a beverage company in the US, where his father was a delivery driver, […]

The Caribbean, Are We Really Developing States?



06 March 2015     Excerpt from Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the High-level Thematic Debate on advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, 6 March 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. We at UN Women are delighted that you are all here […]

“Gender Equality Is A Shared Vision Of Social Justice And ...


  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD FOOD DAY 16 October 2014 Today, and every day, we eat thanks to the labours of family farmers. They run the vast majority of farms in the world. They preserve natural resources and agro-biodiversity. They are the cornerstone of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and […]

Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”


9 August 2013 On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we highlight the importance of honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States, their citizens and indigenous peoples. Such consensual arrangements enable better understanding of their views and values and are essential for protecting and promoting rights […]

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE ...



Kingston, Jamaica, 1 July To ensure that the voices of Caribbean states are heard at the 2014 Conference of Small Island Developing States, representatives of Caribbean states will gather in Kingston, Jamaica, on 2-4 July to determine common concerns, exchange experiences and lessons learned, and discuss regional perspectives and positions […]

Caribbean States to Exchange Views Ahead of 2014 Global SIDS ...


Angela Cropper 1945-2012 It with great sadness that The Cropper Foundation announces the passing of its co-founder and first President, Angela Cropper, in London on Monday 12th November 2012 after a protracted illness. She was ten days shy of her 67th birthday. Angela’s passing is a tremendous loss to Trinidad […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: PASSING OF ANGELA CROPPER


THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 17 October 2012 Poverty is easy to denounce but difficult to combat. Those suffering from hunger, want and indignity need more than sympathetic words; they need concrete support. We mark this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at a time of economic austerity in many countries. […]

MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ERADICATION OF POVERTY



THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 12 August 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 […]

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY MESSAGE


11 July 2012 The world’s population has more than tripled since the United Nations was created in 1945, and keeps growing. With more than 7 billion people now inhabiting the planet, we face ever greater demands on shared resources and significant challenges to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.

MESSAGE ON WORLD POPULATION DAY FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL


Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 23, 2012 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis is among members of the United Nations that observed yesterday (May 22) as the International Day for Biological Diversity. This day provides an opportunity for participating countries to raise awareness and increase practical action. Derionne Edmeade, Education Officer at […]

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS OBSERVES BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY