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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on United Nations Day, 24 October

Ban Ki-moon

VIENNA, 22 October 2013 (UN Information Service)

Dear friends,

United Nations Day is a chance to recognize how much this invaluable Organization contributes to peace and common progress.

It is a time to reflect on what more we can do to realize our vision for a better world.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October

Ban Ki-moon (Photo - UN)

VIENNA, 14 October (UN Information Service) - This year's observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty comes as the international community is pursuing twin objectives: intensifying efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, and formulating the next set of goals to guide our efforts after we reach the MDG target date of 2015. This post-2015 agenda must have poverty eradication as its highest priority and sustainable development at its core. After all, the only way to make poverty eradication irreversible is by putting the world on a sustainable development path.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2013

Ban Ki-moon (Photo - UN)

VIENNA, 20 September (UN Information Service) - The International Day of Peace is a time for reflection - a day when we reiterate our belief in non-violence and call for a global ceasefire.  We ask people everywhere to observe a minute of silence, at noon local time, to honour those killed in conflict and the survivors who live with daily trauma and pain.

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UNHCR’s Talent recruitment initiative – Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme (EHP)

The Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme, or EHP, is a competitive point of entry into UNHCR for talented professionals under 40 years of age who have a passion for humanitarian work.

This recruitment initiative is designed to identify highly qualified and motivated individuals with the right profiles, willing to be deployed to locations where they are needed most. Applicants will need to fulfill the following minimum requirements: advanced university degree; two years of relevant working experience in the respective functional area; excellent knowledge of English and at least one other UN language; ability to work in a multicultural team; willingness to serve in conflict zones, deep field locations; willingness to rotate every few years. Candidates are invited to apply to the following job profiles: protection, programme, supply, administrative/finance or human resources. Deadline for application is 31 August 2013.

More information about the initiative can be found here.

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WHO Youth Photo competition on health and illness

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World Health Organization (WHO) launched a youth photo competition on health and illness. The competition is open to anyone between the ages of 14-19 from all countries. The deadline for entries is 15 September 2013.

World Health Organization (WHO) launched a youth photo competition on health and illness. Photos should focus on following themes: adolescents are healthy (engaging in healthy activities), adolescents learn about health (health education), adolescents use health services when needed, it can be difficult to stay healthy (images about the environment and risk-behaviours) and adolescents are active in promoting health (advocating for health, participation). Photos will be used for the Health for the World’s Adolescents report.

The competition is free to enter and is open to anyone between the ages of 14-19 from all countries. Each winner will be provided with a bursary of $US 1000 to take photos. The deadline for entries is 15 September 2013.

More information about the competition can be found here.

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