Message of the Secretary-General of United Nations on the International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity, “Biodiversity: Life Insurance for our Changing World”, reminds us of the central role of biodiversity in underpinning sustainable development, and in protecting society from the consequences of unexpected shocks such as water shortages, the emergence of infectious diseases, extreme weather events and the genetic vulnerability …

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Impromptu Remarks by the Special Representative of the of the Secretary-General For Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi the Opening Ceremony the Afghan National Army Central Corps

Your Excellences, President Hamid Karzai Vice-President and Minister of Defense, Rahim Khan Vice-President Khalil other members of the Cabinet, Officers Other members of the Central Corps Assalamu-Alaikum. It is a great honor for me to attend this ceremony, which is the formal beginning of the creation of the national army of Afghanistan. I would like …

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Message of the Secretary-General of United Nations on International Women’s Day

This year marks a milestone in the movement for gender equality and the advancement of women — the ten-year review of the Beijing Conference and Platform for Action. In 1995, women gathered in Beijing and took a giant step forward on behalf of humankind. As a result, the world recognized explicitly, as never before, that …

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Press Briefing by Peter Breen, Chief Electoral Officer of the Joint Electoral Management Body

Secretary-General recommends UNAMA’s mandate be extended for one year In the framework of the discussions by the Security Council on the extension of UNAMA’s mandate, the latest report of the Secretary-General (SG)on Afghanistan was circulated among members of the Security Council last Tuesday in New York. The report – entitled “The situation in Afghanistan and …

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