Pretoria – The theme for Human Rights Day 10 December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. Human rights defenders acting against discrimination, often at great personal risk to both themselves and their families, are being recognized and acclaimed on this day.
New York – Corruption is a threat to development, democracy and stability. It distorts markets, curbs economic growth and discourages foreign investment. It erodes public services and trust in officials. And it contributes to environmental damage and endangers public health by enabling the illegal dumping of hazardous waste and the production and distribution of counterfeit… Read More »
Statment for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2010 by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations
New York – Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic. This milestone offers a moment to reflect — and to renew our resolve.