THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 3 December 2016

unflagTen years ago this month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  One of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments, with 169 Parties, the Convention has spurred significant progress in commitment and action for equality, inclusion and empowerment around the world, with disability being increasingly incorporated into the global human rights and development agendas.

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The Secretary General – Message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery , 2 December 2016

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery calls upon us to remember victims around the world and to reflect on progress towards the elimination of all contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour, the worst forms of child labour, forced and servile marriage, bonded labour and human trafficking.

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS ON WORLD AIDS DAY New York, 30 November 2016

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Thank you, Mr. Sidibe, for your very kind words and for recognizing my small contribution. Whatever we might have been able to achieve, it was done with all our concerted efforts and commitment.I am honoured to take this very meaningful gift as a token of our common solidarity, reigniting and solidifying our strong engagement and commitment to eliminate HIV on this earth. We have been making this our commitment that by 2030, that there will be no new cases of HIV/AIDS, no deaths caused by HIV/AIDS  and also no discrimination against people living with HIV.

 

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World AIDS Day 2016: Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Gana Fofang

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South Africa World AIDS Day Theme:  It is in our hands to end HIV and TB

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UNIC Pretoria celebrates Universal Children’s Day 2016

Bringing the SDGs to Children

UNIC Team member Anto Kagisho explains SDGs to children.

UNIC Team member Anto Kagisho explains SDGs to children.

UNIC Pretoria celebrated Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, with children from the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) at the UNIC library in Pretoria. Activities were arranged for the children, aged between 6 and 12 years relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through various activities, students discussed their understanding of the SDGs and why it was important to be knowledgeable about the work of the UN with specific focus on the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda

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