Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become infected with HIV and remember the 35 million who have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the first cases of HIV were reported. The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable […]

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Australia joins UN to restore water treatment plant in Gelephu


November 25, 2016: Australia today, committed a total of AUD 100,000 to the United Nations, to support the Royal Government’s reconstruction efforts of the Gelephu Thromde water treatment plant, which was severely damaged by the devastating flooding in July. AUD 100, 000 (USD 73,947) will be channeled through the United Nations Development Programme to support […]

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Post Disaster Needs Assessment Report

A swollen Mao Chhu after the floods with the broken spur wall in the background (circled).

Post Disaster Needs Assessment

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Secretary General’s Message: 2016 International Day of Tolerance


The values of tolerance and mutual understanding – so firmly embedded in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – are facing profound tests around the world. Refugees and migrants continue to face closed doors and clenched fists. Violent extremists continue to target people solely because of their faiths and traditions. […]

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UN Secretary General’s opening remarks to the press at CoP 22


Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to begin my day with a meeting with the distinguished members of the media. Thank you for covering this very important meeting on climate change. Ladies and gentlemen, No country, however resourceful or powerful, is immune from the impacts of climate change. That is why we have seen […]

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