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Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia E-mail

 Phnom Penh, 23 January 2015

Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia

Professor Surya P. Subedi

I am about to complete my 12th and final mission to the Kingdom of Cambodia as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country. It has been a privilege to serve the people of Cambodia over the past six years. .

At the outset, I wish to express my appreciation to the Royal Government of Cambodia for the positive and constructive cooperation extended to me during this mission. While I was not able to meet with the Prime Minister this time, I very much appreciated the dialogue I had with the Government interlocutors which was candid, cordial and informative throughout.

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The UN Secretary General's Remarks at Press Conference on GAVI Replenishment E-mail

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The Secretary-General

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  Remarks at Press Conference on GAVI Replenishment

Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2015

Good afternoon,

Too many women and children still die from causes that a simple immunization could prevent.

I have seen first-hand how preventable diseases take away precious lives far too soon. I am proud to champion this upcoming Gavi Replenishment because it is right for individuals and societies. When women and children are healthy, classrooms are fuller, workforces are more productive and whole economies can be transformed.

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East Asia to remain fastest growing region in the world in 2015–UN report E-mail

19 January 2015

East Asia to remain fastest growing region in the world in 2015–UN report

But growth could be at risk if China experiences sharper-than-expected slowdown or global liquidity tightens sharply 

Bangkok  — East Asia is projected to remain on a path of robust growth in 2015 with many countries in the region experiencing solid growth rates, says the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015 (WESP) released today.

East Asia’s gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 6.1 per cent in 2014, moderately down from 6.4 per cent in 2013 and well below the pace recorded in the period before the global financial crisis. WESP projects economic growth will maintain the 6.1 per cent rate in 2015, before settling at 6.0 per cent in 2016.

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