UNIC library celebrate Literacy month

Austin Malesoena, UNIC Pretoria Library Intern speaking about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Pretoria, hosted a dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Friday, 28 September 2018, in celebration of Literacy Month. The aim was to raise awareness to UNIC library users about the significance of literacy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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‘Selfless’ South Sudanese surgeon, who’s saved thousands of lives over 20 years, ‘humbled’ to receive top UN award 

UNHCR/Will Swanson
Dr. Atar Atahi sits with a refugee from Sudan and her malnourished son in the nutrition stabilization centre of Bunj Hospital in the town of Bunj, Maban County, South Sudan.

For 20 years, Doctor Evan Atar Adaha has been providing medical services to the conflict-affected people of Sudan and South Sudan and, on Monday, he received the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious prize given annually by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to honour the women and men who work tirelessly to provide life-saving help to people caught in humanitarian crises.

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UN Secretary-General’s remarks at the event: “a call to invest: investing in jobs for young people in africa”

New York, 25 September 2018: 

Let me thank the United Kingdom, Canada, Ghana and Rwanda for bringing us together and for highlighting the vast opportunities for investing in jobs for young people in Africa.

Youth unemployment is first and foremost a tragedy for young people’s hope for the future.

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Joint UN-EU Press Statement Reinforcing the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on Peace Operations and Crisis Management: Priorities 2019-2021

In the face of rising global levels of violent conflict, we – the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) – have identified a new set of forward-looking priorities for cooperation on peace operations and crisis management in 2019-2021. These priorities form part of the broader EU – UN partnership where we will continue to engage together in promoting multilateralism and a rules-based order as the most effective way for addressing pressing global challenges.

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UN Secretary-General’s meeting readout with the President of the Republic of South Africa

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa. The Secretary-General commended South Africa for its constructive role in advancing the goals of the United Nations and for its leadership in organizing the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, an important event in translating the values of President Mandela into action. The Secretary-General and President Ramaphosa also discussed regional peace and security issues. New York, 25 September 2018. Bookmark the Spokesperson’s website:http://www.un.org/sg/en/spokesperson

President of the Republic of South Africa – Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on Global Peace and Security. #Mandela100 #UNGA73

Nelson Mandela Peace Summit #Mandela100 Opening

Tune in for the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on Global Peace and Security.#Mandela100Speakers: United Nations Secretary General & the president of the General Assembly African Union Chairperson President of the Republic of South AfricaAmnesty International Secretary General& many more!Watch the full meeting: https://unwebtv.live/Mandela-Peace-Summit

Posted by UN Web TV on Monday, September 24, 2018

Speakers: United Nations Secretary General & the president of the General Assembly , African Union Chairperson, Amnesty International Secretary General

& many more!

At UN, countries pledge to be guided by Mandela’s legacy in working for a better world

UN Photo/Cia Pak: From left: Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa; María Fernanda Espinosa, the President of the General Assemby; and Secretary-General António Guterres unveil the statue of Nelson Mandela at the UN Headquarters in New york.

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday honoured Nelson Mandela with a pledge to build a just, peaceful and prosperous world and to revive the values for which the former South African President and anti-apartheid campaigner stood.

Youth2030: UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people ‘to lead’

UN Photo/Mark Garten: High Level Event on Youth2030 to launch the United Nations Strategy and the Generation Unlimited Partnership

The United Nations Secretary-General launched a new partnership strategy with the world’s 1.8 billion young people on Monday, to help put “their ideas into action”.

Noting that it was “a rare treat” to see so many young faces at the UN, to launch the new “Youth2030” strategy, UN chief António Guterres highlighted a list of challenges “the largest young generation in history” faces today.

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UN chief seeking ‘renewed commitment’ to global rules and values, as world leaders head to New York

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Secretary-General António Guterres (right) briefs press on the occasion of the opening of the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly on 20 September 2018. At left is his Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

UN chief António Guterres on Thursday called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order” and to the organization he leads, highlighting his key themes for discussion during the High-Level week of the General Assembly, beginning on Monday.

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