Remarks of Dr. Sima Bahous: The Second Session of the High-Level Arab Forum on Sustainable DevelopmentMay 5, 2015I wish to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister for opening this Forum and to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain for its generous invitation to participate in this second session of this High-Level Arab Forum on Sustainable Development. I would also like to salute the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the League of Arab States for jointly organizing this important Forum.
Remarks of Sima Bahous: Post-Launch Event Arab Knowledge Report 2014 – Youth and Localization of KnowledgeApr 28, 2015Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends: I am pleased to welcome you today to this post launch event of the Third edition of the Arab Knowledge Report, entitled Youth and Localisation of Knowledge.
Helen Clark UNDP Administrator Statement at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for SyriaMar 31, 2015Allow me to begin by expressing appreciation for the unparalleled efforts of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait and the Government of Kuwait to marshal the international community’s response to the Syria crisis, and for their great generosity in the response.
Remarks of Sima Bahous: 59th Session of the Committee on the Status of Women Arab Women Organization Mar 12, 2015I salute the initiative of League of Arab States and the Arab Women Organization, to organize this timely event to find practical means to support the struggle of Arab women, not only to defend their rights and hard-won gains, but also to contend with rising trends of violence and terrorism at these turbulent times in our Arab region.
Opening Remarks of Sima Bahous: Expanding the Influence of Arab Women as Leaders in the Women Peace and Security AgendaMar 9, 2015I am honoured to open today, with you all, this important gathering on Enhancing the Role of Women as Leaders of Peace and Security in the Arab Region, and I wish to start by sincerely thanking Karamafor the fruitful collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme inorganizing this event, which I see as timely and urgent for the region at this juncture.
Statement of the Associate Administrator International Support Group for LebanonOct 28, 2014Lebanon has paid a heavy price for this crisis, and continues to do so. With the massive refugee influx, the country is under strain, threatening hard-won achievements in overall progress, including against the Millennium Development Goals.
Statement of the Associate Administrator Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region Oct 28, 2014I wish to congratulate Germany on the foresight and commitment shown in convening this timely and important conference. The Syria crisis has brought violence, destruction, deaths and injuries and continues to do so. It has led to massive internal and external displacement and worsened existing vulnerabilities in an already-pressured sub-region. It has challenged the way the international community collectively responds to crises.
Remarks of Sima Bahous: Meeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States, Middle East, North AfricaOct 14, 2014Dear Colleagues, We meet today at a turning point in our Region, between progress and crisis, between development and regression, between a brighter future and a darkness that is terrible to contemplate!
Helen Clark: Speech at the International Support Group for LebanonSep 26, 2014Lebanon is paying a heavy price for the ongoing Syria crisis. Hard won development gains and the country’s precious stability are threatened, making the Syrian crisis not only a humanitarian and development crisis for Syrians, but also a development and stability crisis for Lebanon.
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