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11.02.2016

Seretary-General's opening remars at launch of report for World Humanitarian Summit “ONE HUMANITY: SHARED RESPONSIBILITY”

I thank the President of the General Assembly for hosting this important meeting. On May 23rd and 24th, I am convening the first ever in the history of the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. I thank the Government of Turkey for its generous offer to host the Summit.   In preparation, I have […]

26.10.2015

Remarks of UN Resident Coordinator, Antonius Broek at the special Joint Conference with MFA dedicated to UN70

 Azerbaijan and Sustainable Development Goals I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Your Excellency Mr. Hafiz Pashayev, again for your gracious hosting today’s conference and reception. It is a great pleasure to join you all today, on behalf of the United Nations System in Azerbaijan to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the […]

23.10.2015

Speech of Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov at the joint Conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UN in Azerbaijan on the theme of Azerbaijan and Sustainable Development Goals

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all of you gathered here on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. I am delighted being here, at the anniversary of the universal organization, which we highly value in Azerbaijan. The ideals of the United Nations are widely […]

23.10.2015

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS AT INFORMAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO COMMEMORATE THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RATIFICATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Tomorrow, all around the world, iconic landmarks will be lit up blue for UN Day. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the Charter of the United Nations in 1945. For 70 years, this groundbreaking and visionary act of statecraft has guided nations in the pursuit of peace, social progress and […]

01.10.2015

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL's REMARKS AT THE UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS GROUP OF FRIENDS MINISTERIAL MEETING

Thank you for the opportunity to address this Group of Friends. We meet one week after the adoption of a new vision for sustainable development – and one decade after the Alliance of Civilizations was founded. The new sustainable development goals carry forward the mission of the Alliance of Civilizations to promote dignity, justice and […]

28.09.2015

The Secretary-General's Toast at lunch for Heads of State and Government

What a remarkable bunch of days we have just had. Only at the United Nations can Pope Francis and Shakira appear on the same stage within minutes of each other! I didn’t know whether I should pray or dance! We also hosted Hollywood superstar Michael Douglas and Jazz icon Herbie Hancock. Those two could make […]

26.09.2015

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL's REMARKS AT HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

I am pleased to welcome you to this High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation. I thank His Excellency President XI Jinping of China for inviting me to co-host. China has lifted millions of people from extreme poverty. And the country is a leader in advancing South-South cooperation. Notable initiatives include the BRICS Development Bank, the Asia […]

25.11.2014

Mr. Antonius Broek's remarks at the National Conference on preventing gender-based violence and early marriages

Dear Ms Hijran Huseynova, Dear Ms Pramilla Patten, Dear Mr. Derek Hogan, Dear Guests, Dear Media Friends. On behalf of the UN in Azerbaijan, I would like to thank Ms Hijran Huseynova, the Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, for taking the lead in observing this campaign and setting yet another good tradition that […]

30.10.2014

Closing Statement by Mr. Antonius Broek, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Azerbaijan at the Global Forum on Youth Policies

Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues and Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to deliver these closing remarks on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, after such a wonderful three-day event. I would like to warmly thank our host, the Government of Azerbaijan and the other co-conveners, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and the Council of Europe […]

03.10.2014

UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark's speech at ADA University

From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities My thanks go to Rector Dr Hafiz Pashayev and ADA University for inviting me to speak to you today on the current global debate on what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals at the end of 2015. I understand that this university began its […]

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