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UN Secretary-General’s speech to COP21 Leaders Summit

Nov 30, 2015 News, Secretary General , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Paris, 30 November 2015 Your Excellency Mr. François Hollande, President of France, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Your Excellency Mr. Laurent Fabius, President of COP21, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, You are here today to write the script for a new future. A future of hope and promise — of increased prosperity, security and dignity for all. In September, you adopted an inspiring new sustainable development agenda with ambitious goals endorsed by all. You showed your commitment to act for the common good. It is now time to do so again. More than 150 world leaders have come to Paris [Read More]

UNiTE to End Violence against Women

Nov 26, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, November 25 2015 Speaking at a commemorative event at United Nations Headquarters, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said that ending violence against women and girls is a top priority for achieving the UN’s founding mission of peace, development and human rights. Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the launch of UN Women’s civil society-driven 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign which will last until Human Rights Day on 10 December. The Secretary-General stressed,   “This year I am especially concerned about the impact of violent extremism on women and girls. [Read More]

Paris: One week after the attacks

Nov 21, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz, November 21 – One week after the Paris attacks of November 13, Parisians are slowly going back to everyday life. Friday night as well as Saturday after the attacks many citizens followed official recommendations by the police and stayed at home. Nevertheless, people started gathering on Place de la Republique as early as Saturday. The square is not only near one of the sites of the attacks, it is also a symbol of French liberty.   “Life in Paris has changed a little: People are a bit more suspicious, people take the subway less, for instance my friends [Read More]

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