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NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY IN TANZANIA

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The United Nations Information Centre in partnership with the South African High Commission in Tanzania will on Wednesday the 18th of July, 2018 commemorate the International Nelson Mandela Day at the Buguruni School for the Deaf in Buguruni Malapa in Dar es Salaam.

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared through Resolution A/RES/64/13  that 18 July would be “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

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Young Influencers in Tanzania to Boost Campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation

Dar es Salaam-This week, The Head of UN Population Fund in Tanzania, Jacqueline Mahon and The Head of the  European Union Delegation to Tanzania and the East African Community, Ambassador Roeland Van De Geer met with young influencers in the country to scale up the campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation.

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United Nations Secretary-General appoints High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

WHAT:

UN Secretary-General António Guterres established the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation to advance proposals to strengthen international cooperation in the digital space. The ultimate aim is to realize the transformational potential of digital technologies while safeguarding against risks and unintended consequences.

The panel will contribute to the broader global dialogue on how interdisciplinary and cooperative approaches can help ensure a safe and inclusive digital future for all.

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Record number of countries, private and public-­‐sector leaders to review progress on sustainable development

9-18 July 2018, UN Headquarters, New York-Thousands of high-­‐level representatives from governments, civil society and the private sector will gather at the annual High-­‐level Political Forum (HLPF) this month to take stock of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss successes, challenges and lessons learnt on the road to a fairer, more peaceful and prosperous world on a healthy planet by 2030.
Forty-­‐seven countries will submit their Voluntary National Review (VNRs) -­‐ an
important, evidence-­‐based platform to highlight national implementation.
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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

New York, 25 June 2018-” [as delivered] I welcome this formal debate of the General Assembly on the responsibility to protect.  The first as it was said, since 2009.  Such discussion is more critical today than ever as we strive together to protect people from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

Global leaders unanimously endorsed the responsibility to protect at the 2005 World Summit.  Following genocides, a decade before in Rwanda and Srebrenica, and coming at a time of profound global divisions, this was a breakthrough.  The imperative was clear: do more to protect people, and do so as a united international community.

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Eritrea and Ethiopia

New York, 21 June 2018-The Secretary-General welcomes the positive steps taken recently by Ethiopia and Eritrea to resolve the outstanding issues regarding the normalization of relations between the two countries.

The Secretary-General commends the efforts of the leaders of both countries to achieve sustainable peace and good neighborly relations which, in turn, will have positive repercussions in the entire Horn of Africa region.  Continue reading

NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS ON THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FROM THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

New York, 19 June 2018-In answer to questions following the announcement by the United States of its decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General has the following to say:

The Secretary-General would have much preferred for the United States to remain in the Human Rights Council. The UN’s Human Rights architecture plays a very important role in the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Katibu Mkuu Wa UN-Ujumbe wa Video Siku ya Wakimbizi Duniani

June 20, 2018-SIKU YA WAKIMBIZI DUNIANI

KISWAHILI SUBTITLES

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“Ungalifanya nini iwapo ungelazimishwa kuondoka nyumbani kwako?

Hii leo, zaidi ya watu milioni 68 duniani kote ni wakimbizi au wakimbizi wa ndani kutokana na mizozo au mateso.

Hii ni sawa na idadi ya watu kwenye nchi ya 20 kwa ukubwa zaidi duniani. Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY

NEW YORK, June 13, 2018-Albinism is a genetic condition that affects people throughout the world, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Yet, tragically, people with albinism continue to suffer widespread discrimination, stigma and social exclusion. Very many, including children and women, are extremely vulnerable, isolated and subject to abuse and violence.   Continue reading

CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

U N I T E D   N A T I O N S                                          N A T I O N S   U N I E S

 THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

OPENING REMARKS TO THE 11TH SESSION OF THE

CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES TO THE

CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

New York, 12 June 2018

 

[as delivered]

Distinguished Chair,

Excellencies,

Fellow panellists,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to join you at this 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This Convention protects the rights of some
1.5 billion people around the world, and is one of the most widely-ratified international human rights treaties, with 177 ratifications since its adoption in 2006. Continue reading