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Secretary-General’s message on International Youth Day

Aug 12, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future. Young people are directly affected by the tragic contradictions that prevail today: between abject poverty and ostentatious wealth, gnawing hunger and shameful food waste, rich natural resources and polluting industries. Youth can deliver solutions on these issues, which lie at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this first year of that15-year plan for a healthier, safer and [Read More]

Santa Clauses came to town. December 12 marked SantaCon 2015, join it or avoid it

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  NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12 – Cozy Santas in pajamas. Sexy Santas in skirts (girls) or in open shirts (man). Funny Santas in “ugly Christmas sweaters, a gift from grandma”. Creative Santas with a home- and self-made cotton beard or some sort of a singing talent. Then imagine another universe of elves. And another one of personified Christmas trees, arms as branches, a neckless of bulbes. But there are also a very tall ginger man, an actually kind and hugger Grinch, Batman and Joker, as well as Jesus. All drunk or soon to be. It’s SantaCon after all.   With [Read More]

Education, prevention, HIV testing: On World AIDS Day SG Ban Ki-moon stresses needs for a shared “Fast-Track approach”

Dec 3, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

New York, 1 December 2015 – “World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September. This commitment reflects the power of solidarity to forge, from a destructive disease, one of the most inclusive movements in modern history”: on December 1, the date that like every year since 1988 marks the World AIDS Day, United Nations Secretary-General interprets the 193 UN member States’ agreement as a “new hope” to win the fight against the epidemic. Yet much needs to be done.   “By 2030, end the epidemics of [Read More]

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