Helen Clark: Statement for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15Jun 15, 2016With most of the discussion about gender-based violence focused on women and girls of reproductive age, the particular vulnerability to gender-based violence of older women is often overlooked. This year, however, as work begins towards implementing Agenda 2030 and its commitment to “leave no one behind", the international community has a powerful opportunity to recognize and address the multiple forms of violence affecting older women.
Helen Clark on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and BiphobiaMay 17, 2016This year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia focuses on raising awareness of the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people.
Statement for Administrator for International Women’s Day 2016Mar 8, 2016This International Women’s Day, the world stands well positioned to move forward on gender equality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly last year, asserts that gender equality is not only as a human right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful and inclusive world.
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS DayDec 1, 2015AIDS continues to be a major global health and development challenge. Since its emergence as one of the most brutal and debilitating diseases in history, it has already claimed the lives of more than 34 million people.
Statement for Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against WomenNov 25, 2015Violence against women occurs on every continent and in every country, making it one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world.
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOct 16, 2015A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years.
Speech of UN Resident Coordinator Nicola Harrington-Buhay: UN Human Rights Gala of Awards 2014Dec 10, 2014The Republic of Moldova can be proud that its constitution commits to a country in which all are equal, regardless of race, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, sex, opinion, political affiliation, property or social origin.
Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative at the launch of 2014 National Human Development ReportNov 20, 2014More than twenty years ago, the first global Human Development Report introduced the concept of sustainable human development. This was based on Amartya Sen’s idea that development means advancing the richness of human life - expanding the ability of all people to live long, healthy and creative lives, in the way they choose to live.
Speech of UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Moldova Nicola Harrington-Buhay on the occasion of the United Nations DayOct 24, 2014On behalf of the United Nations Team, we thank you for allowing us to share the United Nations Day with you. This celebration is being marked in every country across the world to promote the vision of the UN Charter. That vision is for a world where durable peace, human rights, and social progress benefit everyone. Such a vision seems as relevant for our world today as it was when the UN was founded 69 years ago.
Video message by Helen Clark, Head of UNDG Regional Group, UNDP Admnistrator: Launch of the Women in Politics in Moldova programmeJul 4, 2014It is a great pleasure to address this prominent audience on such an important occasion related to women’s political empowerment and leadership - a topic of great importance to the United Nations and to me personally.