Statement Archive

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Statement on International Anti-Corruption Day

9 December 2017 VIENNA, 9 December 2017 (UN Information Service) — Young people denied all-empowering education, women excluded from life-saving surgery and workers prevented from working are just some of corruption’s unwitting victims. Corruption has a catastrophic impact on societies; it stifles opportunities, denying vulnerable people access to infrastructure, and condemns them to lives of

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Statement on World AIDS Day

1 December 2017 VIENNA, 1 December (UN Information Service) – We face an urgent need to improve the coverage of the prevention and treatment services for HIV and hepatitis C among people who use drugs and for those inside prisons. This means increased investment in HIV and hepatitis C prevention, as the failure to do

Statement from NASSCOM – DSCI (National Association of Software and Services Companies – Data Security Council of India):

In the wake of the deeply disturbing Blue Whale game phenomenon, all members of society bear the responsibility to protect vulnerable communities and groups from cyberbullying. We at NASSCOM – DSCI have apprised our member companies of the gravity of the situation and issued an advisory for all stakeholders concerned to annihilate the danger posed

Samsung starts selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7s – Greenpeace statement

Seoul, 5 July 2017 – Samsung announced on 3 July that it will start selling 400,000 refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices in South Korea under the name of Galaxy Note FE. The announcement follows the company’s commitment in March to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults

Statement on the pernicious impact of corruption on trade and development at event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of UNCITRAL

4 July 2017 VIENNA, 4 July (UN Information Service) – On behalf of the UN Office at Vienna, I wish the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) a happy 50th birthday. UNCITRAL’s contribution to international trade during that half century has been immense. Through your collective efforts you have helped unify international trade laws,

President of the International Narcotics Control Board Viroj Sumyai: Statement on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

    VIENNA, June (UN Information Service) – On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) would like to recognize and encourage the efforts being made around the world to prevent and alleviate the suffering caused by drug abuse and drug trafficking. Drug abuse

Statement by Dr Rick Brennan, Director WHO Emergency Operations, at launch of United Nations and humanitarian partners international appeal to provide life-saving assistance to Yemen

  8 February 2017 Essentially the health system in Yemen is on its knees right now and highly dependent on international support. Currently more than 14.8 million people lack access to basic health care. Less than 45% of health facilities are still functioning. 17% are completely non-functional.At least 274 of those facilities have been damaged or

Statement by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Refugees

New York, 31 January 2017 NEW YORK/VIENNA, 31 January (UN Information Service) – On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following:

Statement of ICICI Bank on PhonePe case

An ICICI Bank spokesperson said: “A certain non-banking application is following a restrictive practice of allowing only users of its own UPI handle to make payments on its App. This is a clear violation of UPI guidelines which mandate interoperability, wherein users enjoy the freedom to choose any UPI handle to make payments. NPCI has

Tillerson and Exxon environmental record: statement and background

Tillerson and Exxon environmental record: statement and background WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump may choose Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, as his Secretary of State. Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica issued the following statement and backgrounder: As head of the State Department, Tillerson would have the ability to shape foreign policy to enrich himself and