Press Release: World Environment Day

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The well-being of both humankind and environment depend on the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are on the verge of critical tipping points of diminution or irremediable change, pushed by high population growth and economic development. By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.

Press Release: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

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 Celebrating cultural diversity means opening up new perspectives for sustainable development and promoting creative industries and cultural entrepreneurship as sources of millions of jobs worldwide particularly for young people and especially for women. Culture is a sustainable development accelerator whose potential has been recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations.


-Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY: ‘ICT ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SOCIAL IMPACT’

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ICT involves the use of modern and old technologies for gathering, storing and retrieval of information with subsequent transmission to third party for further usage. The youth being adaptable, creative and innovative stand the best to benefit from the rapid development of ICT. The proliferation of Information and Communication Technologies presents on the other hand both opportunities and challenges in terms of social development and inclusion of youth. (United Nations, 2005).

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES: ‘FAMILIES, HEALTHY LIVES AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE’

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 Equitable social and economic development depends on fair legal frameworks and social norms that support the rights of women and children. Discriminatory laws and practices that do not give equal rights to all, and that suppress women’s and children’s rights, have no place in contemporary families, communities, societies and nations.

-Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations