Public authorities and minority organizations will work together for the implementation of CERD recommendations
Jul 14, 2017
On Tuesday, 11 July, the UN Office for Human Rights organized a public discussion on the rights of minorities in the Republic of Moldova adressing the ways of implementation of the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
Peacekeeping is cost effective, but must adapt to new reality
May 29, 2017
When I entered the United Nations Secretariat building for the first time as Secretary-General in January, my first act was to lay a wreath honoring more than 3,500 United Nations staff who died in the service of peace. Later that same week, two Blue Helmets were killed in the Central African Republic, where they were working to prevent violent confrontations between communities from descending into mass killings. United Nations peacekeepers place themselves in harm’s way every day, between armed groups that are trying to kill each other or to harm civilians.
“Grab and Run” the film which portrays the subject of forced marriages in Kyrgyzstan will be screened in Chisinau
May 29, 2017
Touching upon the sensitive subject of forced marriages and bride kidnapping, the documentary “Grab and Run” of Roser Corello, a Spanish film director, illustrates a new reality where forced marriages and bride kidnapping are still part of the local customs in the 21st century.
A New Mentorship Program for Active Women was launched in Chisinau
Apr 14, 2017
The ‘INSPIR-O!’ National Mentorship Program for Active Women implemented in 7 localities with zero representation of women in local councils has been launched successfully! The first official interaction between the mentors and the mentees took place in Chisinau on 8 April.
Secretary General Messages
MESSAGE FOR WORLD RADIO DAY
Radio reaches the widest audience in the world. In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire. It can unite and empower communities, and give voice to the marginalized.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
Both girls and boys have the potential to pursue their ambitions in science and mathematics, in school and at work. But systemic discrimination means women occupy less than 30 percent of research and development jobs worldwide. We need concerted, concrete efforts to overcome stereotypes and biases.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATON IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST
Today we remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.
SECRETARY GENERAL'S MESSAGE: AN ALERT FOR THE WORLD
On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert - a red alert for our world. I urge leaders everywhere to make this New Year’s resolution: Narrow the gaps. Bridge the divides. Rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals.