Archive for March, 2013

Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day – 8 March 2013

8th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York – As we commemorate International Women’s Day, we must look back on a year of shocking crimes of violence against women and girls and ask ourselves how to usher in a better future. (more…)

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on International Women’s Day – Violence against women (ENGLISH/FRENCH/SPANISH)

7th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Last month, in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, a 20-year old mother of two was stripped naked and tortured until she confessed to practising sorcery. Then she was burned alive on the local rubbish dump in front of a crowd of fellow villagers. (more…)

On International Women’s Day 2013, the world calls for urgent action to end violence against women and girls

7th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York, 7 March 2013 – To focus on ending what remains a horrific reality for millions, events in connection with International Women’s Day, observed on 8 March at United Nations Headquarters and around the world, are calling for action to end violence against women and girls, using satellite concerts, seminars and song releases to raise awareness. (more…)

Secretary-General’s statement on the detention of UNDOF peacekeepers

7th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General condemns the detention of 21 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers by armed elements in the vicinity of Al Jamla in the area of limitation and calls for their immediate release. (more…)

Secretary-General’s statement on the death of President Hugo Chavez – [scroll down for Spanish version]

6th March 2013 Uncategorized

NewYork – The Secretary-General was saddened by the death of H.E. Mr. Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He offers his condolences to the family of the President, the Government and the people of Venezuela. (more…)