Statement Archive

CEO of Etihad ESCO Ali Al Jassim Statement on International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2018

“The ongoing efforts around the world to protect the ozone layer has resulted in ozone-depleting substances being phased out globally. The results are very encouraging, but nevertheless, consuming less energy can reduce the emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) as well, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which is utilized as a coolant in home appliances like freezers,

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: Statement on Nelson Mandela International Day 2018

18 July 2018 VIENNA, 18 July (UN Information Service) — Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of a true hero who left the world a better and more just place than he found it. The legacy of Nelson Mandela is vast, his life of service encompassing contributions to peace and

ICAN Statement on US Nuclear Posture Review

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