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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres statement on announcement of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize award

“Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to peace and a stain on our common humanity. Yet it remains widespread. Congratulations to our UN partners Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad on the Nobel Prize. We will continue to support their courageous efforts.”

— United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday’s announcement that the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege & UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence in armed conflict.

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Calling for submissions: UN Day Asia-Pacific Contest 2018

“The Sustainable Development Goals, My Way”
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) isn’t just the job of the United Nations — everyone from governments, the civil society, communities and individuals all play crucial roles in progressing toward these Goals.
This year’s United Nations Day #AsiaPacific photo and GIF contest is now open! Share photos or create a GIF showing your way of promoting the SDGs in your daily life.
For more, visit: #SDGsMyWay


The United Nations Information Centre in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has the honour to convey the best wishes and sincere greetings to the People of Pakistan on the auspicious occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Independence Day.