Today we honor more than one million men and women who have served as United Nations peacekeepers since our first mission in 1948. We remember the more than 3,800 personnel who paid the ultimate price. And we express our deepest gratitude to the 100,000 civilian, police and military peacekeepers deployed around the world today, and to the countries that contribute these brave and dedicated women and men. Continue reading
On 13 May 2019, the United Nations Information Centre Pretoria paid a visit to Lehlabile Secondary school in Mamelodi Township, Pretoria, for and an educational outreach aiming at enriching, empowering and educating about 47 Grade 10 learners about the United Nations (UN) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNIC Pretoria was warmly welcomed by staff and the learners as learners toured the set-up of the library which included a colorful arrangement of SDG posters and its relation to the challenges experienced in their community. Continue reading
Earlier this year, during a visit to Ethiopia, I spent time with schoolgirls from 34 African countries who were learning to code. They were not only developing their skills; they were challenging gender stereotypes and embracing the inclusive digital technology that will be critical to take the continent towards a low carbon, climate resilient future.
Pretoria, South Africa: Nardos Bekele-Thomas has officially assumed her position as the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in South Africa, the most senior UN official in the country. Continue reading
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
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.