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Secretary-General’s message on World Refugee Day

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New York, 20 June 2015 On this World Refugee Day, let us remember the plight of the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict and persecution.  At the end of 2014, 59.5 million persons – the highest number on record – were forcibly displaced around the globe.  This means that one in every 122 human beings today is either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. The ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as crises in Iraq, Ukraine, South Sudan, Central African Republic, northeastern Nigeria and parts of Pakistan, have led to a [Read More]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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United Nations, New York, USA, November 25 2014 – Panelists at the event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November). In the front row from left: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City; and Teri Hatcher, American actress, writer and producer. On the Photo: (from LEFT): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chirlane McCray, Teri Hatcher. Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Actress, writer and producer Teri Hatcher: “I am simply one in three women who is forced to accept violence [Read More]

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