Health Awareness Day
Dec 6, 2015
HIV/AIDS continues to be a major health and development challenge. Today, 36.9 million people are living with HIV, with 1.2 million deaths from AIDS-related illnesses and two million new HIV infections occurring in 2014 alone.
“The important role of Education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030”
Sep 8, 2015
As you know the 193 Member States of the United Nations have reached consensus on the outcome document of a new sustainable development agenda entitled, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” which will be adopted at the end of this month at a special session of the General Assembly.
Remarks by Ashok Nigam UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the occasion of the “13th Annual Iftar Party” of WAMY
Jun 30, 2015
Allow me to congratulate the Kingdom and all our Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. I extend my warmest thanks to the World Assembly of Muslim Youth and special thanks to Dr. Saleh Al Wohaibi for honoring me with the invitation to address this august gathering on intercultural dialogue.
Dr. Ashok Nigam, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Remarks on “International Women’s Day”
Mar 8, 2015
During the reign of the late King Abdullah’s, Saudi women participation was heightened and we witnessed remarkable changes in the kingdom. Thirty women were appointed to the 150-member Shura Council. Women have also been elected to boards of chambers of commerce in previous years. Saudi women entered the private and public sector workforces and were able to achieve many of their ambitions.