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 ON NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion, and his commitment to social justice and a culture of freedom and peace. I had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela several times, including during South Africa’s transition. Each time, I was struck by his wisdom, his compassion, and above all, his humility.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING
Last year, at the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS), the international community took steps to mobilize a multifaceted, collective response to the full range of issues related to drug abuse and illicit trafficking. Governments came together to chart a new path forward that is more effective and humane, and leaves no one behind.
MESSAGE ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY
World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution. The latest figures from the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, show that at least 65.6 million people -- 1 of every 113 members of the human family -- have been forcibly displaced within their own countries or across borders.
MESSAGE FOR THE 100-DAY COUNTDOWN TO THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Upon taking up my duties as Secretary-General in January of this year, my very first act was to issue an appeal for peace -- a call on citizens, governments and leaders everywhere to put peace first.