Pretoria, 19 June 2018: Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, led by the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan’s war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Overwhelmingly it is developing countries that are most affected.
What would you do if you were forced to leave your home?
Today, more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced as a result of conflict or persecution.
A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future.
We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.But it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start.
Pretoria, 15 May 2018: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Pretoria, in partnership with the Tshwane Hub Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, hosted a Sustainable Development Goals Youth Forum at the UNIC library on the 15 May 2018, to enable the youth to have access to information that will equip them with knowledge regarding their role in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim was to help young people engage at the grassroots level in communicating the SDGs to a wider society and to raise more awareness of the 17 SDGs.
Thank you for inviting me to share in this special evening. What an honour to be with so many sisters and daughters of Winnie.
Tonight, we celebrate the remarkable journey of a truly remarkable woman.
It is right to do so here in Harlem – because Winnie Mandela came here again and again.
Whenever she travelled here, it was more than just a visit. It was a homecoming. Continue reading