Pretoria, South Africa – A senior United Nations official on Wednesday lamented the devastating effects of corruption in Africa. Addressing participants at a public lecture at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Under-Secretary-General Antonio Maria Costa, said corruption was the biggest… Read More »
Pretoria – Several South African gender experts yesterday called for more investments in programmes that create “changes in mindsets and attitudes” in how men and women relate to each other if South Africa was to improve on recent gains scored in gender equality. Speaking at an event organized by the United Nations in Pretoria to… Read More »
International Women’s Day, celebrated internationally each year on 8 March, has for a theme this year “Investing in Women and Girls,” with a strong focus on financing for gender equality at the country level. It will be observed at the United Nations in New York on 6 March 2008.
Life for any refugee can be difficult; life for a child refugee is doubly difficult. As one young refugee told the UN refugee agency: “We are always living in fear.”
Support for victims of crime and violence, in particular women and children is to receive a boost on the 5th of March 2008 when the Department of Social Development (DSD), the European Commission and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime launch a partnership for victim empowerment at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria.