Archive for September, 2012

UN-Habitat launches “State of the World’s Cities 2012/2013″ at World Urban Forum

7th September 2012 Uncategorized

Naples UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Wednesday launched the agency’s flagship report: “State of World’s Cities 2012/2013″ at the Sixth session of the World Urban Forum. (more…)

Secretary-General’s message of the International Auschwitz Committee

6th September 2012 Uncategorized

Oswieçim – I extend warm greetings to the International Auschwitz Committee and all the participants in this important gathering. The world has much to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust, when tyranny ruled in so much of Europe and indifference to the plight of the Jewish people was the norm.  (more…)

Secretary-General’s remarks to General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on “The Responsibility to Protect: Timely and Decisive Response”

6th September 2012 Uncategorized

New York – I welcome this opportunity to present my fourth annual report on the responsibility to protect. I would like to start by expressing my deep gratitude to Professors Ed Luck and Francis Deng for their distinguished service as my Special Advisers on the Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide. (more…)

“The world is Over-Armed and peace is Under-Funded”

5th September 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Last month, competing interests prevented agreement on a much-needed treaty that would have reduced the appalling human cost of the poorly regulated international arms trade.  Meanwhile, nuclear disarmament efforts remain stalled, despite strong and growing global popular sentiment in support of this cause.  (more…)

The Secretary-General massage on the International Day of Democracy

5th September 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Today we look back on yet another year of remarkable events in the story of democracy — a story that continues to be written by people who yearn for dignity and human rights, for an end to corruption, for a say in their future, for jobs, justice and a fair share of political power. (more…)