Secretary-General's video message to International Conference of Asian Political Parties
Baku, Azerbaijan, 21 November 2012
I am pleased to send greetings to the International Conference of Asian Political Parties.
I thank the Yeni Azerbaijan Party for hosting this important meeting.
Since its inaugural meeting in 2000, ICAPP has grown to become an important forum
for dialogue and coordination, encompassing diverse government, opposition
and independent voices from across the region.
Your theme at this year’s gathering -- Security, Peace and Reconciliation -- is timely.
Throughout Asia, conflict and misunderstanding among faiths and cultures remain significant obstacles to progress.
This makes it harder to mobilize the global cooperation we need to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, protect human rights and address common threats such as extremism and climate change.
This meeting is an opportunity to build bridges of mutual understanding that can lead you to a future of stability, prosperity, freedom and opportunity.
As you travel that road, I encourage you to empower women, youth and civil society, in keeping with the democratic tenor of our times.
The United Nations, for its part, is active across your membership and will continue to be your partner – from energy to education, from conflict prevention to disaster risk reduction.
I wish you a productive meeting and every success as you strive to build better lives for all the people of Asia.
Statements on 21 November 2012
- New York, 21 November 2012 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the appointment of Kathy Calvin as United Nations Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer
- New York, 21 November 2012 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the signing of the Status of Forces Agreement, SOFA, for UNISFA
- Tel Aviv , 21 November 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council [as delivered]
- Paris, France, 21 November 2012 - Secretary-General's video message to First Global Education for All meeting
- Reduit, Mauritius, 21 November 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks to Global Forum on Migration and Development [delivered by Peter Sutherland, Special Representative for Migration and Development]
- New York, 21 November 2012 - Statement by the Secretary-General on the adoption by the General Assembly’s Third Committee of the resolution “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty”
- New York/Tel Aviv, 21 November 2012 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the attack in Tel Aviv, Israel