Archive for February, 2011

UN expert mission on Tunisia: The quest for dignity and human rights must be supported

25th February 2011 Uncategorized

Geneva – Emerging from decades of “denial of dignity”, Tunisians have high expectations that the country’s institutions will dramatically transform, and that their rights will be protected and respected – aspirations that will require transparent governance to avoid them from turning to frustration, a UN expert mission has concluded. (more…)

UN Women Celebrates Launch as Powerful Driver of Women’s Equality

24th February 2011 Uncategorized

New York — The UN today celebrates the historic launch of UN Women, its newest organization, with an evening including luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, the media, music and film in the UN General Assembly Hall. (more…)

UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, and Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Edward Luck, on the Situation in Libya

23rd February 2011 Uncategorized

New York – As the Secretary-General’s Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the responsibility to protect, we are alarmed by the reports of mass violence coming from the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

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Secretary-General’s statement on developments in Libya

22nd February 2011 Uncategorized

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on developments in Libya
New York – The Secretary-General is outraged at press reports that the Libyan authorities have been firing at demonstrators from war planes and helicopters. (more…)

Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi

22nd February 2011 Uncategorized

Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi

New York – The Secretary-General had an extensive discussion today with the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi, on the deteriorating situation in that country. (more…)