Prevent malaria – save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.

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LGBTI refugee welcomes opportunity for new beginnings in South Africa

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Zimbabwean refugee Nomsa Ndlovu* (left) is living her life positively, confidently and with a clarity she could not have acquired, had she not come to terms with my sexuality and the resulting determination to be true to herself. She lives with her South African partner, Mpumi Dlamini.* © UNHCR/Pumla Rulashe

Johannesburg, South Africa – For several years the suffocating pressure Nomsa Ndlovu* felt keeping her sexual orientation a secret weighed heavily on her shoulders.

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Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

Secretary-General António Guterres designates children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Secretary-General António Guterres designates children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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The Secretary General message for the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, 7 April 2017

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Today we remember all those who perished in the genocide in Rwanda 23 years ago.

More than 800,000 people were systematically murdered across the country – overwhelmingly Tutsi, along with moderate Hutu, Twa and others.

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The Secretary-General Remarks at the Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Racial Profiling and Incitement to Hatred, including in the context of migration 21 March 2017

unflagAs the President of the General Assembly just referred, this day reminds us that in 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa, 69 unarmed protestors were killed in a peaceful protest against the discriminatory pass laws of the racist apartheid regime.

I join my voice to his voice in praising South Africa’s leadership in our common struggle  against racial discrimination.

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