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The Secretary-General's Message on World Ocean's Day

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ban-ki-moon8 June 2014 - “Ocean Sustainability: Together let's ensure oceans can sustain us into the future"

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The Secretary-General's Message on World Environment Day 2014

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ban-ki-moon5 June 2014 - “Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level”- World Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all.

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The Secretary-General's Quote on World No-Tobacco Day

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ban-ki-moon31 May 2014 - “Increasing taxes on tobacco products discourages young people from taking up smoking and encourages current smokers to reduce use or quit altogether.  Tobacco taxes are a direct route to preventing cancer, stroke and disease – and to saving lives.”

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The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

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ban-ki-moon29 May 2014 - United Nations peacekeeping has a long and proud history, with more than one million peacekeepers having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since its establishment in 1948. Looking to the future, we can be confident that as new challenges emerge, United Nations peacekeeping will evolve to meet them.

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The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day to end Obstetric Fistula

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ban-ki-moon23 May 2014 - It is an appalling fact that in our world of modern medical advances, nearly 800 women still die from pregnancy-related complications each day, and for every woman who dies, almost 20 more are injured or disabled with severe or life-shattering, long-term conditions such as obstetric fistula.

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The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

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ban-ki-moon22 May 2014 - This year’s International Day for Biological Diversity falls in the International Year of Small Island Developing States and is being observed under the theme of “Island Diversity”.

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Message from UNESCO Director-General on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity

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Irina Bokova21 May 2014 - Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: Our cultural diversity is the common heritage of humanity. It is a source of renewal of ideas and societies, through which we open up to others and craft new ways of thinking. This diversity provides opportunities for peace and sustainable development.

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Message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

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UNAIDS Executive Director Michel SidibGENEVA, 17 May 2014 - “To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
Nelson Mandela reminds us that the dignity of each of us can only thrive if we embrace the freedom of all. 

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The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Families

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ban-ki-moon15 May 2014 -  As we commemorate this year’s International Day of Families, we recognize the meaningful contributions that families make to advancing the mission of the United Nations.

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