Archive for February, 2008

Flocking to SA to find a better life; but Home Affairs is finding it hard to deal with increasing number of asylum seekers

28th February 2008 Uncategorized

By Jack Redden

South Africa received nearly 46 000 new applications for asylum last year and warned that the numbers could increase sharply in the coming years. (more…)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Launches Campaign to End Violence Against Women

26th February 2008 Uncategorized

New York, 25 February — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is launching today a multi-year campaign to intensify action to end violence against women and girls. (more…)

Bringing information to the world: statistical UNdata from member states on a variety of topics for 60 years

22nd February 2008 Uncategorized

Wednesday, 20 February 2008, New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched today a new internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point ( ). Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system. (more…)

UNEP Year Book 2008

21st February 2008 Uncategorized

The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. (more…)

Refugees in Zambia receive the skills to be self-sufficient

14th February 2008 Uncategorized

MEHEBA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Zambia, February 13 (UNHCR) – Three days each week a group of refugees, including men, women and older children, gather in a classroom in Meheba to learn ways to improve their agriculture and small businesses. (more…)