Author Archives: Rado Ratovonarivo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Message on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

25 March 2013

The transatlantic slave trade raged for 400 years and claimed more than 15 million victims. Africans and people of African descent were victims of these brutal acts and continue to suffer the consequences.

On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, we tell the world to never forget this global crime against humanity.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Message on United Nations Day – 24 October 2012

24 October 2012

We are living through a period of profound turmoil, transition and transformation. Insecurity, inequality and intolerance are spreading. Global and national institutions are being put to the test. With so much at stake, the United Nations must keep pace across the spectrum of its activities — peace, development, human rights, the rule of law, the empowerment of the world’s women and youth.

There has been important progress on many fronts. Extreme poverty has been cut in half since the year 2000. Democratic transitions are under way in many countries. There are encouraging signs of economic growth across the developing world.

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Workshop on UN Library Network – 13 October 2012

UNIC Dhaka organized a day-long workshop of UN Library Network in Bangladesh on 13 October 2012. The topics of the workshop were – i) Knowledge Sharing for Improving Information Services ii) Millennium Development Goals: Where do we stand in 2012, presented by Prof Shiful Islam of Dhaka University and UNIC OIC Kazi Ali Reza respectively. Continue reading