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UNITED NATIONSSECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERALMESSAGE ON NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY Today, the world honours a giant of our time; a leader of unparalleled courage and towering achievement; and a man of quiet dignity and deep humanity.Nelson Mandela was a healer of communities and a mentor to generations.He remains a moral compass and reference to us...

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UNICEFAround 3 in 4 youth lack skills needed for employment, new report says Ahead of World Youth Skills Day, UNICEF and the Education Commission call for urgent investment to address the global learning and skills crisis NEW YORK, (VOM) – Nearly three quarters of young people aged 15 to 24 in 92 countries with available...

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UNITED NATIONSSECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERALMESSAGE ON WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY Today, we highlight the importance of transforming youth skills for the future of work.Young people are disproportionately impacted by interlinked global crises, from climate change to conflicts to persistent poverty. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these fragilities. In 2020 alone, youth employment fell by 39...

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UNITED NATIONSSECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERALMESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE SEAFARER The world counts on seafarers.Their contribution is immeasurable. Ships transport a remarkable 90 per cent of the world’s commodities — from grains and energy, to consumer goods and much more. Without ships and the women and men who work on them, economies would...

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United Nations SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REFLECTION ON THE 1994 GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TUTSI IN RWANDA 28TH ANNIVERSARY Together, we pay tribute to the one million people who were murdered in just 100 days in 1994 – the overwhelming majority Tutsi, but moderate Hutu and others who opposed the genocide too....

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  UNITED NATIONS THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MINE AWARENESS AND ASSISTANCE IN MINE ACTION Geneva (VOM). : The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action reminds us how far we have come in clearing the world of explosive remnants of war – and how far we still have...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF SLAVERY AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE New York (VOM). : There is much that we know about the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans, and today is a day we remember: the crime against humanity; the unprecedented mass human trafficking; the degrading economic...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE   ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION The COVID-19 pandemic has caused chaos in education worldwide. Some 1.6 billion school and college students had their studies interrupted at the peak of the pandemic — and it’s not over yet. Today, school closures continue to disrupt the lives of over 31 million students,...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE Secretary-General’s New Year’s Message The world welcomes 2022 with our hopes for the future being tested. By deepening poverty and worsening inequality. By an unequal distribution of COVID vaccines. By climate commitments that fall short. And by ongoing conflict, division, and misinformation. These are not just policy tests. These are moral...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL VIDEO MESSAGE MARKING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS 24 Nov 2021 Violence against women and girls continues to be the most pervasive and pressing human rights issue in the world today. It is both an abhorrent crime and a public health emergency,...