Stefan Priesner: Welcome Speech at the Eco-Week 2015 Opening CeremonyJun 2, 2015It gives me great pleasure to welcome you once again to an event dedicated to marking the World Environment Day in Uzbekistan, as part of EcoWeek-2015. This year’s global theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume With Care”, which highlights sustainable consumption, as the very essence of the current debate around the new global development framework – the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
Stefan Priesner: Speech at the opening of the Earthquake Simulation ComplexJan 16, 2015It is good to start a New Year of partnership with the celebration of a joint achievement. Hence I am especially pleased to be you here to mark an important milestone – the inauguration of the Earthquake Simulation Complex.
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.
Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary- General Message on International Anti-Corruption DayDec 9, 2014Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow.
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.
Stefan Priesner: Opening Remarks at the Inception Workshop ‘Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan’Oct 27, 2014We have gathered on the occasion of an Inception Workshop, which marks the official launch of our newest climate change adaptation project, which will be implemented jointly with our long-time partner, Uzhydromet. Some three years, in close consultation with our national partners we have started developing this project proposal – we are launching the project today, which also happens to be the largest climate change adaptation initiative to date in Uzbekistan.
Helen Clark: Speech at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent “From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities”Oct 20, 2014I thank the University of World Economy and Diplomacy under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, and in particular Mr. Nodir Jumaev, Rector, for inviting me to speak to you today on progress on the Millennium Development Goals, and the current global debate on what should succeed them at the end of 2015.
Helen Clark: Message to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 OctoberOct 17, 2014Each year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we can recommit to that goal, and, in the words of the UN Secretary-General's message for this day this year, plan for a world where no-one is left behind.
- "In the years ahead, one of the biggest risks to the people of the Pacific region will be natural disasters," says our Chief Helen Clark at the World Humanitarian Summit consultations in Auckland, New Zealand. She and other participants are discussing what aid priorities will boost human development in the region after 2015. Read more about her three priorities on disaster risks: about an hour ago
- Following today's tragic airstrike to our UNDP Yemen office in Aden, United Nations Chief Ban renews call for peaceful negotiations to end the conflict in Yemen. He reiterates international humanitarian law and the protection, safe passage and safety of civilians and aid workers during conflict. Full statement: www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=8779 3 hours ago
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