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.”
Call for Applications: 2017 RAF Journalism Fellowship
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8 May 2017 – We welcome the release of an additional 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group in April 2014.
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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra (right) speaks with twelve-year-old Paonei at the Childline drop-in centre in Epworth, Zimbabwe. Childline was established in 1997 by a group of Zimbabwean women. Photo: UNICEF/Karel Prinsloo
8 May 2017 – Drawing attention to the harrowing traumas of child victims of sexual violence, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for greater recognition of the fact that it is “not OK” for children to be touched inappropriately as well as for raising awareness among youngsters that under-age sex can lead to pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
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.
Secretary-General António Guterres designates children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
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Learners and teachers from Kokosi Primary School after the launch of the Smurfs movie in Johannesburg.
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.