Archive for March, 2008

Outcome Note: Panel Discussion on International Women’s Day 2008

27th March 2008 Uncategorized

The global development community, led by the United Nations, adopted the theme of “Investing in Women and Girls” as its advocacy platform for International Women’s Day 2008. The objective of this exercise is to urge policy makers to ensure that more resources are mobilized and dedicated to programmes that support gender equity and the empowerment of women. (more…)

United Nations South Africa briefs students from Seeking Common Ground

27th March 2008 Uncategorized

Pretoria – The United Nations agencies in South Africa on yesterday briefed visiting students and teachers from the US-based Seeking Common Ground group on the Organization’s activities in the country. (more…)

Message of the Secretary-General on the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

25th March 2008 Uncategorized

Every day, around the world, countless brave women and men put their lives at risk in service of the international public good. These include United Nations staff and peacekeepers, as well as our colleagues in the non-governmental community and our friends in the press. The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is a moment to honour them, increase public awareness and redouble our efforts to reduce the significant threats and risks they face. (more…)

Nearly a million Southern Africans hit by floods, cyclones this season – UN

25th March 2008 Uncategorized

Almost a million people across Southern Africa have suffered as a result of floods, cyclones and heavy rains so far during the annual wet season, and although the worst of the weather is over for another year, problems could persist until the end of April, United Nations relief officials report. (more…)

Somali refugee community takes lead in local integration in South Africa

19th March 2008 Uncategorized

Rustenburg – Over the years, many Somali refugees in South Africa have achieved substantial independence and self-sufficiency without the assistance of the UN refugee agency. These skilled traders have relied on cultural and religious ties and networks, business savvy, determination and single-mindedness to establish businesses and ensure their communities function on clearly formulated lines. (more…)