The Secretary General message for the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, 7 April 2017

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Today we remember all those who perished in the genocide in Rwanda 23 years ago.

More than 800,000 people were systematically murdered across the country – overwhelmingly Tutsi, along with moderate Hutu, Twa and others.

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The Secretary-General Remarks at the Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Racial Profiling and Incitement to Hatred, including in the context of migration 21 March 2017

unflagAs the President of the General Assembly just referred, this day reminds us that in 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa, 69 unarmed protestors were killed in a peaceful protest against the discriminatory pass laws of the racist apartheid regime.

I join my voice to his voice in praising South Africa’s leadership in our common struggle  against racial discrimination.

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The Human Development Report 2016 “Human Development for Everyone”

The  Human Development Report 2016 “Human Development for Everyone” was launched on the 21st March 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin, and the Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the report, Selim Jahan.

This year’s @UNDP #humandevelopment report, Human Development for Everyone . Find it here: bit.ly/1lfu5e8 #HDR201

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21 March

2017 Theme: Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration

Every person is entitled to human rights without discrimination. The rights to equality and non-discrimination are cornerstones of human rights law. Yet in many parts of the world, discriminatory practices are still widespread, including racial, ethnic, religious and nationality based profiling, and incitement to hatred.

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International Day of Forests 21 March – Forests and energy (2017 Theme)