Archive for February, 2013

UN urges long-term commitment to today’s peace deal on DR Congo

25th February 2013 Uncategorized

Addis Ababa – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 24 February 2013, urged regional African leaders to provide sustained support at the highest political and diplomatic levels to implement a newly signed United Nations-backed accord aimed at stabilizing the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (more…)

New milestone for the DRC and the region with signing of framework accord

25th February 2013 Uncategorized

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon today hailed the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region as marking a new milestone for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region. (more…)

Secretary-General’s statement on Haiti

22nd February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – In November 2011, a claim for compensation was brought against the United Nations on behalf of victims of the cholera outbreak in Haiti. Today, the United Nations advised the claimants’ representatives that the claims are not receivable pursuant to Section 29 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. (more…)

ON INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY, UN PROMOTES READING IN LOCAL TONGUES

22nd February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today urged the use of books and textbooks in local languages to support education in mother tongues, which promotes linguistic and cultural diversity and serves as the foundation for all social, economic and cultural life. (more…)

UNESCO Director-General’s Message on the International Mother Language Day

21st February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – International Mother Language Day is an ideal opportunity to highlight the importance of languages to group and individual identity, as the foundation for all social, economic and cultural life. (more…)