Conference focuses attention on ocean pollution, overfishing and climate impacts
New York, 5 June— Warning that the special relationship between people and the ocean that brings untold benefits for life is under threat as never before, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the opening of the Ocean Conference that the problems of the ocean—all created by human activity, can all be reversed and prevented with decisive, coordinated action.
25 May 2017
Africa Day 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.
— Two fallen peacekeepers from South Africa to be honoured at ceremony at UN Headquarters –
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.
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.
20 March 2017, Pretoria: The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation today, the International Day of Happiness.
Calls for enhanced capacities to prepare for and respond to emerging pests and diseases
15 February 2017, Harare – A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa kicked off today with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa.
UNIC Pretoria observes International Day of Commemoration in memory of the Victims of the Holocaust with learners from Ahmed Timol Secondary School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp
27 January 2017, Krugersdorp – Over 200 Grade 9 learners from Ahmed Timol Secondary School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp today participated in an educational workshop aimed at raising awareness and
United Arab Emirates selected to host next Forum
(Cape Town, 18 January) — The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum is concluding today with the launch of a global plan for better data to improve people’s lives, and new ideas and solutions to boost the collaboration, resources and policies needed to put it into action.