Archive for July, 2013

UNODC Executive Director calls for prevention, fair access to treatment on World Hepatitis Day

26th July 2013 Uncategorized

VIENNA – Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov, speaking ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, stressed that viral hepatitis remains a serious health problem worldwide, and urged authorities to ensure that all victims, including injecting drug users and prisoners, get the care and treatment they need: (more…)

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Egypt

26th July 2013 Uncategorized

The Secretary-General is following closely, and with growing concern, developments in Egypt.

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Tunisia

26th July 2013 Uncategorized

The Secretary-General condemns the assassination today of Mr. Mohamed Brahmi, an opposition politician and member of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly. The Secretary-General notes that this is the second assassination of a prominent political figure in Tunisia this year. He calls for calm and stresses that acts of political violence weaken legitimate state institutions which underpin the democratic process.  (more…)

High-level Security Council debate focuses on peace efforts for Africa’s Great Lakes region

26th July 2013 Uncategorized

GREAT LAKES – The Security Council today restated its commitment to the United Nations-brokered peace accord for Africa’s strife-torn Great Lakes region and demanded an immediate end to hostilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where fresh clashes between armed rebels and Congolese troops have sent thousands of civilians fleeing for safety. (more…)

Statement by UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson On the adoption by the General Assembly of “Sanitation for All” Resolution

25th July 2013 Uncategorized

New York – I am delighted and grateful that Member States have adopted a resolution officially designating November 19th as World Toilet Day.  I thank the Government of Singapore for its leadership on a crucially important global issue.  This new annual observance will go a long way toward raising awareness about the need for all human beings to have access to sanitation. (more…)