Archive for April, 2008

Alarmed by violence in Zimbabwe, Arbour urges restraint

29th April 2008 Uncategorized

GENEVA — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said Sunday that she was alarmed by reports of continuing violence in the aftermath of the Zimbabwe elections, and called for political leaders to restrain their supporters. (more…)

Message of the WHO Regional Director on the Occassion of Africa Malaria Day 2008

25th April 2008 Uncategorized

Today, 25April 2008, the first World Malaria Day is being commemorated globally under the theme: “Malaria – a disease without borders”. Concurrently, the African Region is celebrating Africa Malaria Day, under the slogan: ‘‘United to Combat Malaria” This slogan underscores the urgent need to scale up malaria control interventions. (more…)

Regional workshop to protect Victims of Human Trafficking underway in Durban

23rd April 2008 Uncategorized

Policy makers and senior government officials from the Southern African region will from today attend a three-day Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) workshop in Durban, South Africa, aimed at addressing the need for protective mechanisms to assist victims of human trafficking in Southern Africa. (more…)

Secretary-General’s remarks to the 12th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – ‘We Can Do This’

20th April 2008 Uncategorized

It is with great pleasure, and at the same time great concern, that I open this Twelfth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. (more…)

South African high school students win award in the United States

14th April 2008 Uncategorized

Pretoria, South Africa – A group of 12 South African high school students representing all nine provinces of the country won the Best Small Delegation Award at the Cornell University Model United Nations Conference held in Ithaca, New York, in the United States from the 4-6 April. In addition, nine of the students won individual awards for outstanding performances in their individual debating committees. (more…)