UNCT - Secretary-General message on Human Rights Day
December 10, 2013
On Human Rights Day, I call on States to fulfil the promises they made at the Vienna Conference. I reiterate the commitment of the UN Secretariat, funds and programmes to vigilance and courage in the face of human rights violations. Finally, I pay tribute to one of the great symbols of human rights of our time: Nelson Mandela, whose passing has plunged the world into sorrow but whose lifelong commitment to human dignity, equality, justice and compassion will forever remain an inspiration as we continue to build a world of all human rights for all.
December 10, 2013
At this important occasion, we note with a great sense of pride that human rights situation in Serbia is continually improving, but also warn that there can be no satisfaction as the vulnerable groups still suffer exclusion. This has been recognized during recent visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Serbia, as well as by the Universal Periodic Review which Serbia has undergone in January 2013.
December 6, 2013
On International Volunteer Day (IVD) we recognize the contribution of volunteers to peace and development worldwide. Today, we are highlighting the millions of young volunteers around the world who are acting globally for social change.
December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela was a singular figure on the global stage -- a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement, a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration.
November 25, 2013
Belgrade, November 25th 2013 – National Conference „Due Diligence in Combating Violence against Women in Serbia“was held at Klub Poslanika today, marking the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women. The Day also kicked off the 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women global campaign, dedicated to the topic „From peace at home to peace in the world“.
October 26, 2013
Belgrade - 25 October 2013 - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has worked hand in hand with the Serbian Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, the University of Belgrade and the company OSRAM to demonstrate the multiple benefits of moving to efficient lighting in Serbia. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering led a pilot project in its main Atrium, whereby all inefficient lighting was replaced. This is expected to result in annual savings of up to 75% of electricity consumption and reduce CO2 emissions to 63.4 tonnes per year. The brand new lighting will be inaugurated tomorrow on the occasion of University Open Day and has the potential to be replicated elsewhere in the country.
October 24, 2013
Belgrade, 23 October 2013 – The United Nations in Serbia celebrated today the 68th anniversary of entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1948 at Aero club in Belgrade. This year’s celebration of the UN Day in Serbia was hosted by Mr. Ivica Dačić, the Prime Minister to the Republic of Serbia, Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, the UN Resident Coordinator and Mr. Peter N. Due, the Representative of the Secretary General and Head of UN Office in Belgrade. The event was dedicated to the celebration of the successfully implemented national consultations “Serbia We Want 2015” and Serbia’s participation in global development processes.
October 22, 2013
The United Nations Country Team in the Republic of Serbia will be celebrating the United Nations Day in Aero Klub, Uzun Mirkova 4/II, Belgrade on Wednesday, 23 October 2:00-5:00p.m. This year the UN system is marking the 68th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945.
October 16, 2013
Together, we can help make sure that everyone has enough nutritious food each and every day. On this World Food Day, let us aim for achieving zero hunger in our lifetimes for one and all.
October 6, 2013
From 3 to 6 October, Novi Pazar, Sjenica and Tutin were hosts to more than 200 kids from 11 elementary schools from Belgrade, Kragujevac, Novi Sad and Vranje.
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