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
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.
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.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today distributing 540 solar-powered lamps to some 2,000 survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. The distribution will take place at the Picoco 1 displacement site, where some 600 families have sought safety after their homes were damaged or destroyed by the destructive impact of the cyclone.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely concerned over the violent attacks targeting foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers in the Durban area in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
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.
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
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.