Archive for July, 2012

UN calls for international tax to raise $400 billion to finance development needs

5th July 2012 Uncategorized

New York, 5 July 2012 –The United Nations is proposing an international tax, combined with other innovative financing mechanisms, to raise more than $400 billion annually for development and global challenges such as fighting climate change. (more…)

World Heritage Committee calls for end to destruction of Mali’s heritage and adopts decision for its support

4th July 2012 Uncategorized

Pretoria – The World Heritage Committee on 2 July condemned the destruction of World Heritage sites in Mali and decided on measures to help the country protect its heritage. (more…)

Historic Youth Agenda Advanced at Rio +20

4th July 2012 Uncategorized

Nairobi – While the city of Rio was in high gear hosting the Rio+ 20 summit, on 18 June, the Government of Brazil in cooperation with the Governments of Norway and Sri Lanka held a High Level panel meeting, to discuss the setting up of a United Nations Permanent Forum on Youth Issues to enhance youth engagement in the United Nations system. (more…)

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Syria

3rd July 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement reached by the Action Group and the determination expressed by the participants to work jointly to resolve the Syrian crisis. This includes the proposed establishment of a transitional governing body, with full executive powers, as part of important agreed principles and guidelines for a Syrian-led political transition that would meet the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people. (more…)

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Situation in Northern Mali

2nd July 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General is concerned by the worsening security and humanitarian situation in Northern Mali and by reports that the mausoleums of Sidi Mahmoud, Sidi Moctar and Alpha Moya in the ancient city of Timbuktu have been destroyed. (more…)