Stefan Priesner: Welcome Speech at the Open Doors Day of the Prosecutor General Office dedicated to the International Anti-Corruption DayDec 9, 2015Today, on December 9 the whole World is commemorating the International Anti-Corruption day. To mark this day, UNODC and UNDP have developed a joint international campaign “Break the corruption chain”, emphasizing that corruption is a major bottleneck to the progressive realization of sustainable development and protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms. Corruption undermines Governments’ ability to serve their people by corroding the rule of law, public institutions and trust in leaders. Corruption acts as a brake on development, denying millions of people around the world the prosperity, rights, services and employment, which they desperately need – and deserve.
Stefan Priesner: Speech for the Festival on the Occasion of the UN Day of Persons with DisabilitiesDec 2, 2015It is a great pleasure to see here today our partners both from Government and civil society organizations. Tomorrow, on December 3 the whole World will celebrate the International day of persons with disabilities. And we are glad to be the part of the process of promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities in Uzbekistan.
Stefan Priesner: Opening Speech at the International Conference Dedicated to AIDS DayDec 1, 2015I would like to welcome you at this important conference dedicated to World AIDS Day that shows the level of commitment of the Government of Uzbekistan towards diminishing new HIV infections, AIDS related deaths and discrimination as outlined in the Strategy of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS.
Stefan Priesner: Welcoming words for Eco Garden tree planting ceremonyOct 20, 2015Welcome to the tree planting ceremony to all of you at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organization in Uzbekistan. I would like to extend a special welcome to the Mr. Alikhanov and the Eco Movement of the Parliament of Uzbekistan and express my sincere thanks for co-organizing this event. Many thanks also go to the Hokimyat of Tashkent for the organization of this ceremony.
Stefan Priesner: The Message on the 24th Anniversary of Uzbekistan’s IndependenceAug 31, 2015I am pleased to congratulate you all on behalf of the UN family in Uzbekistan on this important occasion – 24th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence! This year is equally important for the UN as we mark 22successful years of cooperation with the government of Uzbekistan. And this gives me an opportunity to dwell on some key areas of our cooperation and the results that define its success.
Stefan Priesner: Opening Speech at international roundtable on International experience on raising awareness for stakeholders about recently adopted laws: legal regulations and practical aspectsJun 24, 2015On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan, I extend my warm greetings and would like congratulate the General Prosecutor’s Office to organize this event and making it truly a multi-partnership event.
Helen Clark: Statement on International Women’s DayMar 8, 2015This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women.
New Year Message from Stefan Priesner – UN RC for UzbekistanDec 31, 2014At the last days of the year 2014 it always is a good practice to little bit review what happened during the year and I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you.
Stefan Priesner: Introductory remarks by UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan at the High-level meeting on further development of cooperation of the Government with the development communityDec 19, 2014I’d like to convey my greetings on behalf of the UN system to all of you. I am grateful to the Govt for the organization of this high level meeting on a very important subject for all of us – aid coordination. I think it is very timely to end the year with an event about cooperation, exchange perspectives on aid coordination, and discuss what we can be further improved in 2015.
Helen Clark: Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against WomenNov 25, 2014Violence against women and girls appears all too often in headlines across the world. But along with the cases that make the news are many thousands of other incidents occurring every day, on every continent, and in every country. According to the World Health Organization, gender-based violence kills as many women between the ages of 15 and 44 as does cancer. Its toll on women's health surpasses that of traffic accidents and malaria combined.
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- The Fijian Government and the European Union have signed a financing agreement for the ''Fiji Access to Justice'' programme, which is designed to enhance the justice system in Fiji and provide more access for underprivileged and vulnerable groups. The signing ceremony took place at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva this morning. It was attended by the Honourable Attorney-General, Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Public Service and Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, Chairperson of the Legal Aid Commission, Sharvada Sharma and UNDP Resident Representative Osnat Lubrani. Funded by the EU under the 11th European Development Fund and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the five-year programme will empower more Fijians than ever before by providing them with legal services through the key justice institutions. The Legal Aid Commission (LAC), the Judiciary and other relevant institutions will benefit from substantial capacity building through training, technical assistance and provision of basic equipment. And Non-Governmental Organisations will also be supported to assist the LAC to reach out to Fijian citizens and provide them with the services they need. Speaking at the event, EU Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, H.E Andrew Jacobs said: ''Access to justice is a fundamental principle of the rule of law. A clear understanding of the role of specific public offices, such as the judiciary, the legal aid commission and other transparency and accountability institutions, are paramount in ensuring that law and justice prevail and citizens fully exercise their rights and responsibilities. The EU-Funded Access to Justice Programme will help ensure that Fijians are aware of their rights and can action them through the relevant state mechanisms,'' Fijian Government United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 2 hours ago
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