Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOct 16, 2015A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years. At the heart of this agenda is a commitment “to eradicate poverty everywhere, in all its forms and dimensions, by 2030”. With this goal, humanity’s long-held aspiration to end the scourge of poverty and hunger is within reach. We can be the first generation to succeed in eradicating poverty.
Secretary-General's Message for International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015Oct 13, 2015This year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction is dedicated to the power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge. Traditional and indigenous knowledge is the indispensable information base for many societies seeking to live in harmony with nature and adapt to disruptive weather events, a warming globe and rising seas.
Delivered by Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre, Addis Ababa Goodwill message presented on behalf of Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, & Director UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa at the Pan-African Conference on Tackling Inequalities and Promoting Structural Transformation in Africa, on 28-30 April 2014 Accra, GhanaMay 1, 2014This goodwill message is presented on behalf: Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, & Director UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
2014 International Women’s Day Statement by Helen ClarkMar 7, 2014This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.
Message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationFeb 6, 2014As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I hold high the banner of empowering women and girls, promoting their health and defending their rights. The International Day of Zero-Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an opportunity to confront this persistent problem – and to find hope in initiatives proving that it can end.
UN Secretary-General's Message on Human Solidarity DayDec 20, 2013On this Human Solidarity Day, I urge people from all nations, faiths, cultures and traditions to work together in common cause to keep the promise made at the turn of the Millennium and leave a legacy of peace, prosperity and sustainable progress for generations to come.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the death of Nelson MandelaDec 6, 2013It was with great personal sadness that I learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela today.Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary man who represented for many around the world the ideals of freedom, peace, and justice.
UN Secretary-General's Message on International Volunteer DayDec 5, 2013On International Volunteer Day (IVD) we recognize the contribution of volunteers to peace and development worldwide. Today, we are highlighting the millions of young volunteers around the world who are acting globally for social change.
Un Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesDec 3, 2013More 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.
UN Secretary-General's Message on International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryDec 2, 2013This year’s International Day for the Abolition of Slavery comes as the international community is intensifying efforts to eradicate poverty and forge a post-2015 development agenda. In pursuing these goals, it is vital that we give special consideration to ending modern-day slavery and servitude which affects the poorest, most socially excluded groups – including migrants, women, discriminated ethnic groups, minorities and indigenous peoples.
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