Secretary-General’s message on International Day for Eradication of Poverty

By | 17 October 2019

17 October 2019: Ending extreme poverty is at the heart of the world’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build a sustainable future for all. But success in leaving no one behind will remain elusive if we do not target the people who are farthest behind first. This year’s observance focuses on “acting together… Read More »

UN High Commissioner for refugees and South Africa government discuss refugees and asylum

By | 16 October 2019

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, concluded on Tuesday a two-day visit to South Africa. He met with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Home Affairs Minister Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, and other senior Government representatives, with whom he discussed the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country. Grandi commended South Africa’s commitment to protecting people fleeing countries affected by conflict, violence and persecution. He noted that many South Africans had themselves experienced… Read More »

State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, Food and Nutrition Report

By | 15 October 2019

Poor diets damaging children’s health worldwide,warns UNICEF Poverty, urbanisation, climate change and poor eating choices driving unhealthy diets South Africa has the highest percentage of overweight children under 5 and adolescents 10-19 years in the Eastern and Southern Africa region Pretoria, 15 October 2019 – An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor… Read More »

Statement for International Day of Rural Women by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

By | 15 October 2019

Rural women and girls building climate resilience Tuesday, October 15 2019: Millions of rural women and girls around the world are building essential climate resilience at home, at work and in their communities. They play significant roles in agriculture, food security, nutrition, and the management of land and natural resources. In fact, globally, one in three… Read More »