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PRESS RELEASE   Young Leaders will collaborate with UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to help end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequality     The United Nations today launched a new initiative to recognize exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change […]

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THE SECRETARY GENERAL — MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION 21 March 2016 In the 15 years since the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, the world has undoubtedly come a long way in ensuring equal rights […]


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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



Kendel Hippolyte, Saint Lucian poet
  “The arts can make us act, and we need action in response to the threats, the realities of climate change”. These were the words from award-winning Saint Lucian poet Kendel Hippolyte, speaking at the launch of a Caribbean campaign on Climate Justice at the Orchid Garden here last Thursday […]

Caribbean poet issues call to action on climate change


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Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): Annual Eat Local Day The Department of Agriculture is hosting its 8th Annual Eat Local Day on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Independence Square from 11 a.m.  Alphonso Clarke, Marketing Officer at the Department of Agriculture, outlined the department’s expectations. “Our hope at the department […]

Eat Local Day Showcases Menu Of Home Grown Produce


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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 June 2015 The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”. Humanity continues to consume far more natural resources than the planet can sustainably provide. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping […]

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care



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Message for World Press Freedom Day The United Nations today commemorated World Press Freedom Day 2015 with a moment of silence for journalists killed in the line of duty, and drew attention to the need for greater gender equality in the media and the safety of journalists in the digital […]

Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality and Media Safety in the ...


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  SECRETARY-GENERAL PRESS RELEASE Announces Plans for Accessibility Centre at United Nations Headquarters More than 1 billion of us live with disabilities. We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through changing attitudes that fuel stigma and institutionalize discrimination.   […]

Message for International Day of Persons with Disabilities


The Secretary-General Remarks at High-Level Event on Ebola New York, 25 September 2014 I thank H.E. Mr. Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, for joining us in person. I also welcome H.E. Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and H.E. Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of […]

 United Nations High-Level Event on Ebola 



PRESS RELEASE PHOTO COMPETITION Saturday, 30 August 2014. Port-of-Spain. – The United Nations will launch a Caribbean SIDS (Small Island Developing States) photography competition. The UN Photo Competition for Caribbean SIDS will seek to raise awareness of the UN values in relation to the importance of sustainable development for the Caribbean […]

PHOTO COMPETITION


UN Peacekeepers on Manoeuvers
29 May 2014 United Nations peacekeeping has a long and proud history, with more than one million peacekeepers having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since its establishment in 1948. Looking to the future, we can be confident that as new challenges emerge, United Nations peacekeeping will […]

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Press Release from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations  Damascus, 3 October 2013:  The joint OPCW-UN team mandated to assist Syria with the elimination of its chemical weapons programme has made encouraging initial progress, following the first working day of meetings with the […]

Syria Chemical Weapons Team Reports Encouraging Progress