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Secretary-General's remarks at event marking World Humanitarian Day E-mail

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The Secretary-General

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  Remarks at Event Marking World Humanitarian Day

 

New York, 19 August 2014

 

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Eleven years ago today, a massive truck bomb tore through United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. The blast killed 22 people, including Special Representative Sergio Vieira de Mello.

The Canal Hotel attack violated every principle of humanity and solidarity on which this Organization is founded.

On World Humanitarian Day, we remember Sergio Vieira de Mello and all humanitarian aid workers who have paid 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a special event to commemorate World Humanitarian Day on 19 August 2014. (UN Photo/Mark Garten)

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The Secretary-General's Message on the 500-Day Mark to the Conclusion of the MDGs E-mail

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  Message on the 500-Day Mark to the Conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals

"500 Days of Action to Build a Better World"

 

18 August 2014

 

There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000, the MDGs are an ambitious 15-year roadmap to fight poverty, hunger and disease, protect the environment and expand education, basic health and women’s empowerment.

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Speech for International Youth Day 2014 by UN Resident Coordinator E-mail

 

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 Remarks by Ms. Claire Van der Vaeren

United Nations Resident Coordinator

 

On the occasion of the International Youth Day 2014

 

12 August 2014, 08:00hrs

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  • H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports,
  • Distinguished guests,
  • Development partners,
  • Youth participants,
  • Excellencies,
  • Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am honoured to be here today to celebrate International Youth Day 2014 with you all and to bring awareness to this year’s global theme for International Youth Day, which is “youth and mental health.”

Adolescence is a time of forming an individual identity and one’s role within the community; this makes young people the most vulnerable to the development of mental health conditions. Factors such as poverty, social exclusion, and traumatic events, including gender-based violence, disrupt this process and increase the risk that mental health problems will occur. Many of these problems are preventable or can be managed with support from the community; however, stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues discourage young people from seeking the help they need.

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Speech for Official Launch of Disability Rights Initiative Cambodia (DRIC) by UN Resident Coordinator E-mail

 

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Remarks by Ms. Claire Van der Vaeren

United Nations Resident Coordinator

 

Official Launch of Disability Rights Initiative Cambodia (DRIC) –

UN joint programme

 

Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation

4 July 2014

 

  • Excellency Sem Sokha, Secretary of State of Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation
  • Excellency Simon Fellows, Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy
  • Excellency Em Chan Makara, Secretary General of Disability Action Council
  • Excellencies, colleagues
  • Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honor for me to be here at the launch of Disability Rights Initiative Cambodia, a joint initiative of the Government of Australia, the UN system in Cambodia and the Royal Government of Cambodia. The launch of this programme marks a joint commitment to inclusion and to promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in Cambodia.

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Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia E-mail

Statement from the Office of the High Commisioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 27 September 2013

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on Advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia, through which it extended for two years the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia. The mandate is currently filled by Professor Surya Subedi. Download the full text in English.

 
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