Category Archives: Educational Outreach

The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks at High-level Panel on Transformational Energy Access in LDCs

GENEVA, 6 June 2018- Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to be with you to discuss the all-important issue of transforming energy access in the Least Developed Countries. Let me start by commending the Board and the Secretariat for aligning the work of UNCTAD with the 2030 Agenda and Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Continue reading


NEW YORK, 4 June 2018-“Excellencies,
Distinguished civil society representatives,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am indeed delighted to be with you.
I thank the President of the General Assembly, together with the World Health Organization and the Stop TB Partnership, for gathering us here today.
I would also like to thank the leadership of His Excellency. Mr. Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan and H.E. Mr. Walton Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, the co-facilitators of the outcomes of the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis.
I commend all your efforts to end tuberculosis, the biggest infectious killer in the world.
This will not be easy.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human rights came into being in 1948.  This year 2018 is the 70th anniversary.  UNIC Dar es Salaam is promoting the knowledge of the articles among people in Tanzania.

On the occasion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turning 70, we are collecting video recordings of as many articles of the Declaration as possible in as many languages as possible. Help us spread the word!
#StandUp4HumanRights #RightsOutLoud
Recording platform:

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The UN Secretary-General Remarks at Panel on “Transparency and the death penalty”

New York, 10 October 2017-“I thank the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Member States who have co-sponsored this important event.

We are here to explore a very urgent and troubling human rights issue: the continued use of the death penalty, and the secrecy that surrounds it. Continue reading


GENEVA-September 20, 2017-The UN High Commissioner Human Rights is organizing the “ WITCHCRAFT AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT WORKSHOP” tomorrow the 21st of September and the day after in Geneva.The UN Experts Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights is being prepared in conjunction with other UN mandates covering people groups affected by witchcraft. Other co-organizers are Lancaster University and WHRIN: Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network. The Workshop will be streamed live tomorrow and Friday (in English and French) at the following link: Please note that this is also in relation to the killing of people with Albinism.

The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks at UN GA Side Event “Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities: Chibok and Yezidi Girls and Women”

NEW YORK, 18 September 2017-“I am honored to be with you today for this important event.

I thank UNFPA and the co-sponsors, Canada, Denmark, Iraq, Nigeria and the European Union, for bringing us together to focus on the urgent challenge of rebuilding shattered lives and communities.

Chibok and Yezidi girls and women have undergone horrific human rights violations at the hands of violent extremists. Continue reading