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UNESCO Director General Ms. Audrey Azoulay on International Day for Access to Information

Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day for Universal Access to Information, 28 September 2018

The technological revolution is radically transforming how we inform ourselves. In just a few years, sources of information have multiplied, taken on numerous formats and become globalized. It is now possible to obtain immediately a wealth of material on the most varied of topics. Continue reading

TANZANIAN WOMAN WINS SDG AND HER AWARD AT UN HEADQUARTERS

A Tanzanian woman, Lucy Odiwa is among the Global winners of the SDGs&Her competition for women micro-entrepreneurs who are helping to achieve the SDGs.

The World Bank Group in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, The Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, will hold an event on Monday the 24th of September in New York to award the 2018 winners of the SDGs&Her competition for women whose business help to achieve the global goals. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the elections in Mauritania

NEW YORK, September 5, 2018-The Secretary-General commends the people of Mauritania for the peaceful conduct of  parliamentary, regional and municipal elections in the country on 1 September, which saw broad participation of political parties.

He encourages all parties to continue to act in a peaceful manner during and after the announcement of the results. He further calls on political leaders and electoral contestants to resolve disputes through dialogue and in accordance with the law.

NO DATE SET YET FOR KOFI ANNAN TRIBUTE

NEW YORK AUGUST 22-

HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESS BRIEFING BY BRENDEN VARMA, SPOKESPERSON FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT MIROSLAV LAJČÁK also avalable here:https://www.un.org/pga/72/2018/08/22/highlights-of-press-briefing-by-spokesperson-22-august-2018/

Asked when the General Assembly would hold a commemorative meeting to pay tribute to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Spokesperson said that no date had been set yet. Continue reading

Security Council Press statement on the situation in Burundi

AUGUST 22, 2018-While the security situation in the country is generally calm, the members of Security Council reiterated their concern over the political situation in Burundi, the slow progress of the inter-Burundian dialogue led by the East African Community (EAC), and the lack of engagement by the Government of Burundi in that regard. They welcomed the announcement by President Nkurunziza that he will not seek another term in 2020, which is seen as a first step towards reducing political tensions and noted additional progress will be necessary for credible elections. Continue reading

Statement by Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, on the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Geneva, 18 August 2018-Today is a sad day for the world.
Humanity lost its strong moral voice, and I lost my mentor, my role model and great friend.
Kofi Annan was an extraordinary political leader, but his major legacy is his humanity. It infused everything he did, every decision he made, and helped him restore the trust and enthusiasm in our great organization. He was an exceptional human being, with an amazing balance, infallible political instinct and ever-present compassion, always caring for others, particularly the less fortunate of us. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Mali’s presidential election

The Secretary-General congratulates the people and Government of Mali for the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed during the second round of the presidential election held on 12 August. He welcomes the measures that were put in place that allowed the vote to occur safely in most of the country, notwithstanding difficult weather and security challenges in some areas.    Continue reading

Tanzanian journalist wins Reham Al Farra Fellowship Award

Marygoreth Richard | Tanzania | @MeMarygoreth
Marygoreth Richard is a presenter for “Haba na Haba,” a
weekly community radio program of BBC Media Action
Tanzania with a reach of over 6 million. By providing a
platform for Tanzanians to express their views, her program
acts as a public interest watchdog. Prior to joining BBC
Media Action, Ms. Richard was a news producer with TV
ONE Tanzania and a news anchor with Eatv Ltd. At the
United Nations, Ms. Richard looks forward bringing home
news from the General Assembly that impacts her audience
in rural and peri-urban areas, such as the high-level meeting
to end tuberculosis.