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United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

Jul 24, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, July 24 2015 – General Assembly marked Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) with an informal meeting, including the award of the first-ever UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize, recognizing the South African leader’s contributions to democracy, justice and reconciliation and his dedication to the service of humanity. The two laureates, Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal, attended the meeting to receive the Prize. On the Photo: Dr. Ndume, Jesse Jackson, Ruhakana Rugunda Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The United Nations General Assembly Friday marked Nelson Mandela International Day – which is observed [Read More]

UN Secretary-General appoints Nikhil Seth for UNITAR

Jun 10, 2015 United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire New York, 8 June 2015 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced today the appointment of Nikhil Seth of India as Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He will succeed Sally Fegan-Wyles of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General expressed his utmost gratitude for her dedication and commitment to the United Nations. Mr. Seth brings to the position over 35 years of service as an international and national civil servant and a wealth of experience in leading, supporting and managing complex portfolios and inter-governmental processes, including United Nations summits and conferences in [Read More]

Khaled Khoja ask Security Council for Safe Zones in Syria

Apr 30, 2015 News, Security Council , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 29 2015 –  Khaled Khoja, President of the Coalition of Syria Revolution and Opposition Forces  asked the UN Security Council for a safe zone in Syria On the Photo: Khaled Khoja Walking to a Meeting at UNHQ AND Najib Ghadbian (Left). (R) Arab League Member Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The head of a Syrian opposition group today asked the UN Security Council for a safe zone in Syria. In a press conference sponsored by the United Kingdom, Khaled Khoja, President of the Coalition of Syria Revolution and Opposition Forces, said he had asked for the [Read More]

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