Child and youth care workers and young people gather to support child protection from the 2nd – 4th July 2019, International Convention Centre, Durban
28 June 2019: Over 1300 delegates from 28 countries will next week converge on Durban for the fourth global Child and Youth Care Network conference.
Representing governments, civil society, UN agencies, the private sector and various philanthropies, the gathering is being hosted by South Africa’s National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW), the international Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Department of Social Development. These three days will see a sharing of diverse child and youth care work experiences, practices, programs and policies.
“Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World” examines how the transformations in families impact women’s rights, and reveals most countries can afford family-friendly policies
NewYork, 26 June 2019 –As women’s rights have advanced over the past decades, families around the world have become a place of love and solidarity but also one where fundamental human rights violations and gender inequalities persist, according to UN Women’s new flagship report,“Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World,” published today.
Drug abuse is a complex problem at the intersection of public health, safety and social issues. It takes a heavy toll on our families and communities, claiming more than half a million lives per year. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking shines a spotlight on this preventable crisis, and on the global quest to advance successful responses. Continue reading
On World Refugee Day, my thoughts are with the more than 70 million women, children and men – refugees and internally displaced persons — who have been forced to flee war, conflict and persecution.This is an astonishing number – twice what it was 20 years ago.
Most of the forcibly displaced came from just a handful of countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia. In the past 18 months, millions more have fled Venezuela. Continue reading
Chefs from around the world will help the United Nations kick-off a new campaign today– Sustainable Gastronomy Day that aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices. Continue reading
Pretoria, South Africa – UN Environment today celebrated the Youth Day in South Africa in collaboration with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) by hosting an educational youth workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UNIC Library in Pretoria.
Albinism is a genetic condition that affects people throughout the world, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Yet, tragically, people with albinism continue to suffer widespread discrimination, stigma and social exclusion. Very many, including children and women, are extremely vulnerable, isolated and subject to abuse and violence.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, today led a team of heads of UN agencies on a courtesy call on the new Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
World Environment Day highlights how much we all rely on nature and on our planet’s health.
The quality of the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe — all depend on protecting the natural world.
But the environment is facing unprecedented perils, caused by human activity.
One million species are at risk of extinction. Oceans are under stress.