UN Women announces global intergenerational campaign to bring women’s rights and empowerment to the forefront

To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality

(New York, 6 May)—To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered the blueprint on women’s rights and empowerment, UN Women today announced its new multigenerational campaign, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”. Continue reading

University of Limpopo Information Science students UN excursion visit

3rd Year Information Science students from the University of Limpopo during a presentation on the UN and SDGs at the UNIC Pretoria library.

UNIC Pretoria: Final year Information Science students from the University of Limpopo paid a visit to the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Library in Pretoria on 10 April as part of their excursion visit.

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UNIC Pretoria commemoration of South African Library Week 2019

UNIC PRETORIA commemorated South African Library Week (SALW) from the 18-24 March 2019. The them of the event was Collaborate @ your library. The SALW 2019 theme “Collaborate @ your library™ corresponds to the Library Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Presidential Theme: “Libraries: Advancing development through collaboration, partnerships and innovation”. For the 2019 SALW, the term “Collaboration” directs action to working together, sharing resources, forming teams, developing relationships and partnerships. This indicates that libraries and communities from all walks of life derive mutual benefits from partnering.

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UNHCR rushing staff, supplies to assist people affected by Cyclone Idai

Residents carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira, Mozambique, following Cyclone Idai. © UNHCR/Denis Onyodi

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with governments and humanitarian partners in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to provide relief to the survivors of the Tropical Cyclone Idai which struck the east coast of southern Africa on 14 and 15 March.

We are sending our emergency response teams – making available our expertise and staff, and aid supplies to assist those affected by the disaster without recent precedent in the region.

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#FightRacism this Human Rights Day


Pretoria, South Africa – The United Nations in South Africa will join South Africans in commemorating Human Rights Day on Thursday, 21 March 2019 in Sharpeville and participate in the Human Rights Festival at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The day is of special importance to the UN and the global community as it also marks the International Day for the Elimination for Racial Discrimination, which was adopted in honour of the victims who lost their lives in the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. Continue reading

UNIC Pretoria promotes SDGs at Adam Masebe Secondary School

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Pretoria visited Adam Masebe Secondary School in Hammanskraal Pretoria North and addressed the grade 9 learners on the UN and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“As part of inclusive participation without leaving anyone behind”, UNIC Pretoria addressed students by informing and educating them on the importance of the SDG’s as well as to highlight the history and work of the United Nations both nationally and globally.

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Annual UN women activists’ summit opens with focus on services, infrastructure

A wheelchair-bound Pakistani mother who yearned to visit a park without worrying about ramp access, and a young South Sudanese woman who dreams of having affordable health care, were among the speakers opening the United Nation’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights on Monday.

Addressing the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in a joint speech, Muniba Mazari and Mary Fatiya, both asked for basic social protections to be extended to women and girls around the world, based on need, and in line with their inalienable human rights.

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