Tunisia receives the Nobel Peace Prize for National Dialogue Quartet Oct 9, 2015Tunis, It is with great honour that I received the news of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Quartet of the national dialogue.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark On the Nobel Peace Prize 2015Oct 9, 2015I welcome today’s decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 to the Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the democratic transition in Tunisia.
Helen Clark: Remarks at the Side Event on the Role of Islamic Finance in Implementing the Sustainable Development GoalsSep 26, 2015I am delighted to join you today at this important discussion on the role of Islamic Finance in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. I thank Mr. Alpay for the warm welcome, and the Islamic Development Bank for co-organising this event with UNDP. I also acknowledge my fellow speakers and panelists: Sayed Aqa, Shamshad Akhtar, Ahmed Fayed, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Dr. Zul Kifl Salami, Cevdet Yilmaz, and my UNDP colleague Magdy Martinez-Soliman.
Opening Remarks of Ms. Sima Bahous On the occasion of the Prioritizing Education and Sustainable Development: SDGs 4 and 16 — in Action through PartnershipsSep 26, 2015I am delighted to join you today at this event, which is a much-welcomed chance to strengthen our commitment for Youth and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at an important juncture for the world community.
Helen Clark: Statement at 2015 International Day of Democracy ‘Space for Civil Society’Sep 15, 2015At the heart of the idea of democracy is the notion that people’s engagement in public life is fundamentally a force for good which leads to the betterment of society. This engagement takes place through electoral processes, political party membership, and representation in political offices, as well as in independent spaces outside formal institutions.
Remarks of Ms. Sima Bahous: Paris International Conference on the Victims of Attacks and Abuses on Ethnic or Religious Groups in the Middle EastSep 8, 20151. As the Syria crisis continues, it has inflicted terrible costs on Syria itself and spread into a multi-faceted crisis across the Middle East with diverse impacts — now reaching as far as Europe.
Opening Remarks of Ms. Sima Bahous on the occasion of the Side Event on Electoral Assistance in Transition and Post-Conflict ContextsSep 3, 2015I am delighted to join you today at this event, which is an important chance for us to strengthen our support for electoral assistance, particularly in Transition and Post-Conflict contexts.
Opening Remarks of Sima Bahous Director, on the occasion of the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and SecurityAug 21, 2015Q1. Why is this forum important? What does It mean to you? Thank you very much Ahmad. I am honored to be here today, on behalf of United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, to represent UNDP at this important Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security.
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.