OpEd by IOM Director General António Vitorino: Too often, when we speak of migrants, we find ourselves having to speak about moments of extreme hardship, caught up in a narrative of crisis. Those who find themselves in detention in Libya, trafficked in the back of trucks, having sought new lives away from failing states, conflict and disaster.
António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017.
This year’s observance focuses on ‘toilets and jobs’ and the impact of sanitation — or the lack of it — on livelihoods and work environments.
UNDP Report Calls for Enabling Actions by African Leaders to Support ‘A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services’
Public-Private Partnerships, New Technologies, Regional Cooperation, Capacity Building Key to Resolving Sub-Saharan Africa’s Persistent Challenges in Maintaining Sustainable Climate Information and Early Warning Systems
On the 29 October 2016, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with Proudly South African hosted the annual Diplomatic Fun Fair at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, under the theme: “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of O.R. Tambo.”
NEW YORK (26 October 2016) – United Nations human expert Ikponwosa Ero today called on all government representatives gathered at the UN General Assembly to take urgent measures to put an end to the growing problem of violence and extreme discrimination against persons with albinism.
On 14 October, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, speaking at the World Food Day commemoration event, at Nkume Sports Field in uMlalazi Local Municipality in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, advised that “Climate change is real and things must change”.
This year’s observance of United Nations Day occurs at a time of transition for the world and for the United Nations.
Humanity has entered the era of sustainability – with a global commitment to fulfill the great promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this, the Organization’s 71st year, we have 17 goals to propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet. Continue reading
Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Secretary-General takes note of the conclusion of the national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He commends Edem Kodjo, the African Union Facilitator for the dialogue, as well as participants to the talks for their work and commitment towards a peaceful solution to the crisis in the context of the electoral process. Continue reading