17 May 2017
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres’, message to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (English)
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres’, message to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
The United Nation Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Wednesday, 24 May. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded posthumously to 117 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations during 2016.
Durban, South Africa – Less than three years after reuniting with her husband in South Africa, following the political violence that forced their flight from Rwanda in 1999 and the subsequent disintegration of her family, 29 year old Chantal Uwamahoro was once again forced to bid him farewell but for the last time as he battled an illness that would eventually take his life.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE DAY OF VESAK 10 May 2017
I send my warmest wishes to all those celebrating the Day of Vesak in honour of the birth of Lord Buddha. Everyone can draw inspiration from his journey. Born a sheltered prince, Shakyamuni went out into the world to confront and overcome human suffering. As one sutra states, “Because all living beings are subject to illness, I am ill as well.”
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24 APRIL 2017 | GENEVA, NAIROBI – At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.
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Pretoria – On Sunday the 26th March 2017, UNIC Pretoria in partnerships with UNICEF, Sony Pictures South Africa, Flow Communications and Ster Kinekor hosted a special screening on the Smurfs Movie called “The Lost Village” for learners and teachers of Kokosi Primary School in Johannesburg.