Archive for May, 2013

Message of the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis G. Sambo, on the occasion of World no Tobacco Day 2013

31st May 2013 Uncategorized

Every year on 31 May, we mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight the risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco use. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship”. (more…)

“Demand and supply, a chain leading to trafficking,” says UN independent expert in new report

31st May 2013 Uncategorized

GENEVA – “Demands for sexual exploitation, cheap labour and domestic workers, organ removal, illicit adoption and forced marriages, begging or exploitation by armed groups all fuel human trafficking,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said in a special report* to the UN Human Rights Council. (more…)

HIGH LEVEL PANEL RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WORLD’S NEXT DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

30th May 2013 Uncategorized

New York,30 May 2013 – The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda today released “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” a report which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. The report calls upon the world to rally around a new Global Partnership that offers hope and a role to every person in the world. (more…)

On Peacekeepers Day, Ban leads UN in paying tribute to fallen heroes

30th May 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the United Nations today in honouring those who lost their lives over the past year serving under the blue flag, while also raising awareness about new developments in the field of peacekeeping. (more…)

BAN SAYS GLOBAL SUPPORT FOR GREAT LAKES PEACE DEAL CAN HELP AFRICA WRITE ‘NEW NARRATIVE’ – 29 May 2013

30th May 2013 Uncategorized

AFRICA – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Governments and private investors alike to be courageous and help Africa’s Great Lakes region leave behind its strife-torn past and a craft a “new narrative” based on peace, security and long-term development. (more…)