Archive for March, 2008

DR Congo: South African UN Goodwill Ambassador meets rape survivors

14th March 2008 Uncategorized

Women who have survived sexual violence endure a “triple tragedy” – physical, psychological and social – in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South African singer and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Goodwill Ambassador Miriam Makeba has said. (more…)

UNODC launches its Annual Report 2008

11th March 2008 Uncategorized

The year 2008 was marked by two major developments: record levels of opium poppy production in Afghanistan and the emergence of West Africa as a transshipment point for cocaine traffickers bound for Europe. These disturbing trends are covered in the UNODC Annual Report 2008 (covering activities in 2007), which was launched today. (more…)

Call for Expression of Interest: Anti Human Trafficking Training Curriculum Development Project

10th March 2008 Uncategorized

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission with Regional Functions (MRF), in Pretoria and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) are seeking expressions of interest from individuals, organizations or companies interested in developing a module-based Anti Human Trafficking Training Curriculum, and supporting materials, for use in the capacity building of relevant government and NGO institutions with funding by the European Union. (more…)

Greater Efforts Needed to Ensure Well Being of Families Left Behind in Migration Process

8th March 2008 Uncategorized

GENEVA – Increasing attention on the safe migration of people in the globalized world and greater efforts to promote the rights of migrant workers are not being systematically matched by interventions to ensure the safety and well being of families left behind, the International Organization for Migration says today as it marks International Women’s Day. (more…)

UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Women’s Day

7th March 2008 Uncategorized

8 March 2008 – At the 2005 World Summit, Governments of all nations agreed that “progress for women is progress for all”. Yet the 10-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action revealed a serious gap between policy and practice in many countries. A lack of political will is reflected in the most telling way of all: lack of resources and insufficient budgetary allocations. That is why the theme of this International Women’s Day is “Investing in Women and Girls”. (more…)