Remarks by HRH Crwon Prince Haakon of Norway and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

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This is the second panel of the Every Woman Every Child Everywhere series on Urban Humanitarian Crises: Providing quality, accessible health care to women, children and adolescents. Realizing the visions of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and Habitat III.

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In the past decade 700 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public: on average one death every week. In nine out of ten cases the killers go unpunished. Impunity leads to more killings and is often a symptom of worsening conflict and the breakdown of law and justice systems.

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Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century, wherein those who either suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most. Consequently, in the context of globalization and the challenge of growing inequality, strengthening of international solidarity is indispensable.

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

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The International Peace Institute (IPI), the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of the Somali Republic to the United Nations, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to invite to a policy forum event to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in fragile situations. Introductory remarks will be delivered...

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Join us for this side-event in Coference Room 12.

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Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life. Today, globalization, together with advances in communications and transportation, has greatly increased the number of people who have the desire and the capacity to move to other places.

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The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as defined in the Convention, and to commemorate and honour its victims.

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