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The Secretary-General’s message for the International Day of Peacekeepers

Secretary-General António Guterres attends a ceremony at UN Headquarters honoring fallen peacekeepers in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.

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

United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) visit Lehlabile Secondary School to promote UN and SDGs.

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

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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