Archive for December, 2012

At General Assembly, Ban calls for universal commitment to ‘constitution of the oceans’

11th December 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) by calling for a collective global effort to have all nations commit to the treaty, which is often called the “constitution for the oceans.” (more…)

Secretary-General’s remarks at a Human Rights Day Event in New York City

11th December 2012 Uncategorized

New York – It is a pleasure to join you to mark Human Rights Day.  I thank the Ford Foundation for hosting us.  Let me offer a special welcome to the panellists.  (more…)

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – Opening comments by High Commissioner at Human Rights Day event in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, 10 December 2012

10th December 2012 Uncategorized

Geneva – Opening comments by High Commissioner at Human Rights Day event in the Palais des Nations (more…)

16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence – Accountability for perpetrators, and the right to truth and justice for victims of war-time sexual violence

10th December 2012 Uncategorized

Geneva / New York – “Truth, justice and accountability are key in upholding the human rights of women and their right to a life free from violence, particularly in countries in post-conflict situations”, said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura. (more…)

Special Event with Ban Ki-moon and Yvonne Chaka Chaka: “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia”

10th December 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Special Event with Ban Ki-moon and Yvonne Chaka Chaka: “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia”  (more…)