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Message Of the Secretary-General of United Nations World Environment Day

The theme of this year’s observance of World EnvironmentDay, “Don’t Desert Drylands!”, reminds us all, inthe International Year of Deserts and Desertification, of the importanceof caring for the world’s vast areas of arid and semiarid land. Drylands are found in all regions, cover more than 40 percent of the Earth and are home to nearly …

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Chris Alexander, Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary-General and Nilab Mobarez, UNAMA Spokesperson Office

NILAB MOBAREZ, UNAMA (translated from Dari): Good morning to everyone and welcome to our press conference. My name is Nilab Mobarez from UNAMA Spokesperson’s Office. Today we are joined by Mr Chris Alexander, the deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan who will make some opening remarks and will then be …

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Transcriptof Statement by DSRSG Nigel Fisherat Closing Press Conference of ADF

In the last couple of months the Government has been engaged in a very difficult process of negotiating how to allocate scarce resources between many competing priorities often of equal importance. I think it has done its job and now it is very much up to the international community to respond – but not by choosing priorities within the budget …

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