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 REFUGEES DAY
Today, more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced as a result of conflict or persecution.
MESSAGE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS
On this 70th anniversary, we express our gratitude to the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag, saving countless lives.
MESSAGE FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists.