Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks to Memorial for Winnie Mandela

By | 13 April 2018

Thank you for inviting me to share in this special evening.  What an honour to be with so many sisters and daughters of Winnie.  Tonight, we celebrate the remarkable journey of a truly remarkable woman.  It is right to do so here in Harlem – because Winnie Mandela came here again and again.    Whenever she travelled here, it was more than just a visit.  It… Read More »

Message of Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, on World Health Day 2018

By | 7 April 2018

 On 7 April, on its 70th anniversary, the World Health Organization celebrates World Health Day by drawing global attention to this year’s theme, “Universal health coverage (UHC): everyone, everywhere”. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 which called for health for all by the year 2000. Over the past… Read More »

United Nations head in South Africa expresses her sadness over the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

By | 29 March 2018

Pretoria, South Africa: The United Nations in South Africa joins all South Africans in mourning the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who passed away yesterday. Affectively known as “MaWinnie” or the Mother of a Nation, the late icon will be remembered for her heroism and dedication in the fight against injustice and oppression during South Africa’s… Read More »

Managing migration: why leadership matters

By | 26 March 2018

Louise Arbour, United Nations Special Representative for International Migration, calls on governments negotiating the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to seize the opportunity for collaboration, whilst demonstrating strong political leadership in explaining the benefits of migration to their people. “Bureaucrats can make the rational arguments. Demagogues can make the publicly appealing ones.… Read More »