UN vs Press Freedom

UN vs Press Freedom

UN vs Press FreedomOn 29 April 2010, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, made these Remarks at observance of World Press Freedom Day:

Thank you, Mr. Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for DPI,
Excellency Dr Mohamad; Acting President of the GA,
Your Excellency Ambassador Monteiro Lima; Chair of COI,
President of UNCA, Mr Pioli;
Ms Alfsen of UNESCO,
Excellencies,
Dear Colleagues,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to be here for our annual observance of World Press Freedom Day.Read this Post

Davos Videos – Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild

Davos Videos - Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild

Davos Videos - Rethink, Redesign, RebuildThe theme of the Davos meeting this year was “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild”. How timely for the economic and financial domains, considering the recent melt down of the global financial systems and the ensuing ripple effects on many industries and businesses; even more timely for the social, cultural and moral domains considering the break down of values, the absence of justice, freedom, security and democracy in many corners of our planet.… Read this Post

Alchemy of Change and Courage

Alchemy of Change and Courage

Alchemy of Change and CourageBecome yourself the change that you want to see in others and in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.

Having reviewed the judgements/decisions of the newly established UN Disputes Tribunal (July-Dec 2009) and having analysed the fundamentals of UN reform in three broad sectors – operations/administration; human resources/human assets management; and the area of geo-politics, I would probably suppose what the next logical step should be to think deeply how this whole change/transformation exercise can finally unfold.… Read this Post