On the Meeting of Mr.Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, with Mr.Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative 03 May 2013
On May 3, 2013 Mr.Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, met with Mr.Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative. The discussion has focused on the implementation of the United Nations Development Framework Programme (UNDAF) for Belarus for 2011–2015, which essentially brings in one large document the activities of all UN agencies operating in Belarus. The parties have exchanged views on the recently accomplished UNDAF’s mid–term review and shared the point about the need to proceed proactively together in an effort to mobilize donor resources for the Programme’s implementation.
Road safety is on the agenda of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 17 May 2013
The theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2013 is “ICTs and improving road safety”. ICTs play a catalytic role in creating opportunities for people in every walk of life. Today, even as we take to the streets in our vehicles, we have the tools at our fingertips to communicate across the world, navigate through dense traffic and find our way in unfamiliar terrain. At the same time we can choose from a host of entertainment options, be it music, radio, television or social media.
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status 17 May 2013
15 May 2013 | Geneva–The world has made dramatic progress in improving health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013. The WHO annual statistics report highlights how efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have reduced health gaps between the most–advantaged and least–advantaged countries.
International Day of Families - "Advancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity" 15 May 2013
Families hold societies together, and intergenerational relationships extend this legacy over time. This year’s International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate connections among all members of the constellation that makes up a family. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how they are affected by social and economic trends – and what we can do to strengthen families in response.
Secretary-General's video message for Global Road Safety Week 08 May 2013
Each year, nearly 1.3 million people die, and as many as 50 million are injured, in road traffic accidents. More than a quarter million killed are pedestrians. That is why the theme of this year’s Global Road Safety Week is “Make Walking Safe”. We must also make driving safer for young adults, who account for more than half of traffic fatalities.
Accidents are the world’s leading cause of death for those between 15 and 29 years old.