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13 June, 2017 – The UN Day was celebrated at Expo 2017 in Astana.

High-ranking officials of the United Nations in the person of the general commissioner of the UN at EXPO-2017 Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, and also the former deputy secretary general of the United Nations – the director of the Geneva office, the speaker of the Senate of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev took a part in an official ceremony.
At the UN Pavilion there were colorful performances of artists of the modern art and other performance-representations. The UN agencies at EXPO show importance of ensuring general access to energy, and the best international experience in reduction of emissions of carbon, gardening of economy and adaptation of innovative technologies. Nine UN agencies have stands and installations represented at EXPO 2017: UNDP, UNESCO, UNESCAP, UNIDO, IAEA, UNICEF, UNEP, UN-Women, UNHCR. Representative of UN Department of Public Information Vlastimil Samek also joined an exhibition.

1 June 2017 – the Players of FC “Ordabasy” in conjunction with the United Nations Information Office visited and congratulated children of the Sairam orphanage #4.

1 June 2017 – In honor of the International Day for Protection of Children the Players of FC “Ordabasy” in conjunction with the United Nations Information Office visited and congratulated children of the Sairam orphanage #4. The football club gave the gifts, autographs and words of encouragement to the 90 orphanage’s children. The football club plans to cooperate with this orphanage on a permanent basis.

14 June 2017 – Expressing solidarity with Afghan people

“Peace is the solution […] the international community, the neighbouring countries [and] all those related to the Afghan crisis need to come together and understand that this is a war that has no military solution,” said the Secretary-General, at a press conference in Kabul, where he arrived earlier today.

“We need to have peace,” he added, underscoring that at the same time, the level of humanitarian assistance to the country had to be increased and conditions needed to be created for Afghanis to be able to live in dignity.

Since his time as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (2005-2015), Mr. Guterres has been paying a solidarity visit to Muslim communities during the holy month of Ramadan, and his visit to Afghanistan was a continuation of his expression of solidarity with them.

While in Kabul, the UN chief met with displaced men and women from the Kapisa province, now living in a settlement on the outskirts of Kabul.
In their interaction, the displaced persons underscored that security remained the prerequisite for their return to their homes and that education, including for women and girls was critical for supporting themselves and their families. They also stressed their need for medical care.

 

On 15th of June at 12 am in the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation will be the opening ceremony of the Public reception for children and young people

The Public reception for children and young people of Commissioner for children’s rights – information- consultative centre for children and young people, which bring together all who stands for protection of the rights and interests of the younger generation. Children and adolescents can give written or oral requests to the Public reception, suggestions for improving the situation in the sphere of protection of children’s rights.
The Public reception for children and young people of Commissioner for children’s rights invites for cooperation of educational institutions at all levels, students and volunteers.
For accreditation and additional information, please contact:
Kuat Akhmetzhanov + 7 701 950 04 51

At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all

13 June 2017 – Showcasing the centrality of the energy sector to global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at the EXPO 2017 have urged the global community for new momentum to clean energy.

“I hope EXPO 2017 will advance dialogues between governments, climate scientists and engineers to find practical solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while generating energy,” said Cihan Sultanoðlu, the UN Commissioner-General for the Organization of Participation at the EXPO, currently underway in the Kazakh capital, Astana.

“We need to maintain, strengthen and support the transition in all possible ways,” she added.
They have also installed interactive models of energy and irrigation systems that are powered by hydro-, solar and the wind power for visitors to get a first-hand experience on how these work.

23 Feb 2017 – start Clean Seas campaign against marine litter/plastic pollution

#Clean Seas campaign
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WHAT: Clean Seas campaign against marine litter/plastic pollution

WHO: UN Environment

LAUNCHED: 23 Feb 2017

WHERE: launched in Bali, Indonesia

HANDLE: @UNEP

HASHTAG: #CleanSeas

SOCIAL MEDIA PACKAGE: #CleanSeas – Turn the Tide on Plastic

Tweet: https://twitter.com/UNEP/status/834116292504330242

CONTACT: david.cole@unep.org

BACKGROUND: It is an action-oriented campaign and we’re looking forward to commitments from individuals, organizations and governments.

Security Council told, Mine action vital to success of UN peace mandates

13 June 2017 – The mitigation of the threats posed by landmines and other explosive remnants of war is vital to the success of United Nations peacekeeping and special political missions, as well as to the delivery of humanitarian assistance, the return of displaced persons, and sustainable development, a senior UN official told the Security Council today.

“As an integrated component of peacekeeping and special political missions, mine action is critical to the safety, security and mobility of mission personnel and to effective and efficient mandate implementation along with its critical importance for protection of civilian populations, especially children and women,” said Alexander Zuev, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, during a thematic debate.

The debate, titled ‘Comprehensive Approach to Mine Action and Explosive Hazards Mitigation,’ was proposed by Bolivia, which holds the Council’s presidency for the month. Explosive hazards have been a key concern, especially for troop contributing countries. Nathalie Ochoa Nina, of the UN Mine Action Service in Colombia also addressed the meeting.

Explaining how mine action contributes to UN activities on the ground, Mr. Zuev said that, for example, in Iraq, risk education campaigns and humanitarian clearance of improvised explosive devices allows the safe return of displaced, populations and delivery of humanitarian assistance. In South Sudan, the use of explosive detection dogs ensures that the sites sheltering civilians are free from explosive hazards, he added.

14 June 2017 – “World Employment and Social Outlook(WESO) – Trends for women 2017”

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WHAT: This report provides a portrait of the situation of women in the world of work today and their progress over the past 20 years.

WHO: ILO

WHEN: 14 June 2017

WHERE: Geneva

URL: http://bit.ly/2rTqDu9

BACKGROUND:
This report examines the global and regional labour market trends and gaps, including in labour force participation rates, unemployment rates, employment status as well as sectoral and occupational segregation.

It also presents a global in-depth analysis of the key drivers of female labour force participation by investigating the personal preferences of women and the societal gender norms and socio-economic constraints that women face.

14 June 2017 – World Blood Donor Day

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WHAT: The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

WHEN: 14 June 2017

WHERE: Viet Nam

URL: http://bit.ly/2osbMUf

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: http://bit.ly/2qY3vbP

Campaign Material: http://bit.ly/2rD4CzK

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT: https://goo.gl/pHxT93

Posters and banners: http://bit.ly/2stywFJ

Slogan: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often

To Request Design Files Contact: worldblooddonorday@who.int
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