THE SECRETARY – GENERAL – MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY 5 Dec 2019

By | 5 December 2019

The 2030 Agenda calls for a just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met. Volunteerism is a powerful mechanism to engage people, especially those left farthest behind, in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. When people volunteer they connect with others and foster a sense of… Read More »

Opening remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator in South Africa, Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas at the UN Strategic Planning Retreat

By | 3 December 2019

03 December 2019 Director General of the Department of International Relations and CooperationThe leadership of the Department of International Relations and CooperationDirector Generals and the leadership of the Departments leading the Government Steering Committee for the United Nations Sustainable Development CooperationDirector Generals and the leadership of the various sector departments joining us today.Colleagues from sister… Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT Ensuring that people and communities have the power to choose, to know, to thrive and to demand is the key to ending AIDS

By | 29 November 2019

Game-changing approaches, such as medicine to prevent HIV (PrEP), integration of contraceptive services with HIV testing, viral load suppression (U = U), harm reduction, and comprehensive sexuality education, give people the power to protect themselves from HIV and, for people living with HIV, the power to thrive NAIROBI/GENEVA, 26 November 2019—A new report by UNAIDS, Power to the people,… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: United Nations in South Africa calls for support for the President’s plan as it marks 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence

By | 25 November 2019

Pretoria, 25 November 2019 – The United Nations in South Africa will join government, civil society and the private sector in marking 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence starting on 25 November on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year, the UN’s commemoration of 16 Days will focus on galvanising support… Read More »