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  UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL WRITTEN MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY 17 October 2021 Poverty is a moral indictment of our times. For the first time in two decades, extreme poverty is on the rise. Last year, around 120 million people fell into poverty as the COVID-19 pandemic...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE   THE SECRETARY VIDEO MESSAGE FOR WORLD FOOD DAY 15 October 2021   World Food Day is not only a reminder of the importance of food to every person on the planet — it is a call to action to achieve food security around the world. Today, almost 40 per cent...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE 2 October 2021   It is no coincidence that we mark the International Day of Non-Violence on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. For Gandhi, non-violence, peaceful protest, dignity and equality were more than words.  They represented a guiding light for humanity, a map...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY 18 September 2021 COVID-19 pulled back the curtain on a gross injustice: the lack of compensation for the work of raising children and caring for people who cannot look after themselves, which is largely done by women. By pushing care work out of...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERA MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER­ 16 September 2021   The Montreal Protocol began life as a mechanism to protect and heal the ozone layer.  It has done its job well over the past three decades.  The ozone layer is on the road to recovery.  The...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY 15 September 2021 As the world struggles to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating consequences, we must learn from the lessons of the past 18 months to strengthen democratic resilience in the face of future crises.  This means identifying and developing good...

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UN lauds support of Pakistan in continuing its operations in Afghanistan The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has thanked Pakistan and seven other countries for their support of the continuing UN operations in Afghanistan, which is facing a major humanitarian crisis. At the regular briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, his Spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

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  *Foreign Minister receives a telephone call from the Secretary-General of the United Nations* Islamabad : Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephone call today from the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG), Mr. Antonio Guterres. The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored that Pakistan will continue to...

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United Nations SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF AND TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS OF TERRORISM 21 August 2021 Today, we remember and pay tribute to all victims and survivors of terrorism. We stand in solidarity with those whose loved ones have been killed, those who still suffer from physical...

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United Nations SECRETARY-GENERAL STATEMENT STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE IPCC WORKING GROUP I REPORT ON THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS OF THE SIXTH ASSESSMENT Today’s IPCC Working Group 1 Report is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation...