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Noeleen Heyzer

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Noeleen Heyzer
8 Mar 2019

Unleashing women's potential

Friday's International Women's Day celebrates generations of women pioneers who dared to make a difference by breaking down 'unbreakable' barriers.

8 Mar 2019 3
Unleashing women's potential
20 Aug 2018

Remarkable man passes

Kofi Annan dedicated his life to tackling the world's most challenging problems, attempting to build peace and uphold human rights across the world.

20 Aug 2018 2
Remarkable man passes
30 May 2013

Safe water, sanitation an elusive goal

Without water there is no life. Clean drinking water and sanitation are basic human rights _ essential to life and to all other rights. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is a silent crisis that destroys livelihoods and claims more lives through illness than any war claims through guns.

30 May 2013
29 Apr 2013

Be ready for when disaster strikes

Building resilience to multiple shocks is one of the most urgent development challenges facing Asia and the Pacific.

29 Apr 2013
30 Nov 2012

Govts move to break disability hurdles

The 2012 London Paralympics captivated the world's attention with the strength of human spirit demonstrated by people with disabilities. We were all moved by the determination and perseverance of the athletes to overcome the odds that defeat so many of us.

30 Nov 2012
10 Aug 2012

Youth enter into an age of opportunity

The recent Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development focused world attention on building the future we want. On the occasion of International Youth Day on Sunday, we should remember that we have a very precious resource in providing for a sustainable future, namely our young people.

10 Aug 2012