New York – An independent United Nations human rights expert today condemned the violence that has been taking place in numerous cities across the world in response to an anti-Islamic film, and warned that protest demonstrations and rallies must be peaceful in order to be protected by international human rights law.
New York – Thank you for coming together for this Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Reducing disaster risk and building resilience are now recognized as essential to sustainable development and poverty eradication.
Vienna – I am pleased to send greetings to the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency. It has been an eventful year since your last session, marked by extraordinary challenges that were transformed into fruitful opportunities for progress.
New York – Let us think back to September 2011, when this session of the General Assembly began. We were deep in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The global economic and financial crisis was continuing to reverse hard-won development gains and take a toll on jobs.
New York – Your Excellency Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Former Director-General of UNESCO, my dear friend Federico Mayor, Distinguished Speakers and Moderators at the High Level Forum, My friends from Civil Society, Ladies and Gentlemen