By | 10 May 2017

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE DAY OF VESAK 10 May 2017 I send my warmest wishes to all those celebrating the Day of Vesak in honour of the birth of Lord Buddha. Everyone can draw inspiration from his journey. Born a sheltered prince, Shakyamuni went out into the world to confront and overcome human suffering. As one… Read More »

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

By | 10 May 2017

8 May 2017 – We welcome the release of an additional 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group in April 2014. We remain deeply concerned about the safety and wellbeing of the schoolgirls and other victims still in captivity. We appeal to all Nigerians, including the families and local communities of… Read More »

In Zimbabwe, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador calls for more protection of child victims of sexual violence

By | 10 May 2017

8 May 2017 – Drawing attention to the harrowing traumas of child victims of sexual violence, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for greater recognition of the fact that it is “not OK” for children to be touched inappropriately as well as for raising awareness among youngsters that under-age… Read More »