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UN congratulates the new Government of South Africa

By | 2 June 2019

Pretoria, South Africa – The United Nations in South Africa congratulates the newly sworn-in government under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa. “We congratulate President Ramaphosa for his appointment of a new government following last month’s successful elections,” said the UN Resident Coordinator, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, speaking on behalf of the UN system in South Africa. “We… Read More »

Albinism Awareness Day message from UN Chief

By | 13 June 2019

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.

UN pays courtesy call on Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

By | 7 June 2019

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. Ms. Bekele-Thomas congratulated the minister on her new appointment, adding that the UN was ready to receive guidance and direction… Read More »

World Enviroment Day message from the Secretary-General

By | 3 June 2019

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… Read More »