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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on World Radio Day, 13 February

Ban Ki-moon. (Photo - internet)

VIENNA, 13 February (UN Information Service) – In times of crisis and emergency, radio can be a lifeline.

For people in shattered societies, or caught in catastrophe, or desperately seeking news, radio brings lifesaving information.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on Human Rights Day, 10 December

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

VIENNA, 10 December (UN Information Service) - Amid large-scale atrocities and widespread abuses across the world, Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action to promote the timeless principles that we have collectively pledged to uphold.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September

Generalni sekretar Združenih narodov Ban Ki-moon. (Foto - Matej Povše)

VIENNA, 21 September (UN Information Service) – This year’s International Day of Peace comes at a time of deadly violence and destabilizing conflicts around the world. Rather than succumbing to despair, we have a collective responsibility to demand an end to the brutality and impunity that prevail.

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UN Secretary-General Message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (Photo - ZN)

VIENNA, 19 August (UN Information Service) - On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the selfless dedication and sacrifice of workers and volunteers from around the world who devote themselves - often at great personal risk - to assisting the world's most vulnerable people.

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2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV treatment still low

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VIENNA 26 June (UN Information Service) - Drug use prevalence continues to be stable around the world, according to the 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It is estimated that a total of 246 million people - slightly over 5 per cent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide - used an illicit drug in 2013. Some 27 million people are problem drug users, almost half of whom are people who inject drugs (PWID). An estimated 1.65 million of people who inject drugs were living with HIV in 2013. Men are three times more likely than women to use cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines, while women are more likely to misuse prescription opioids and tranquillizers.

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