Archive for May, 2008

SOUTH AFRICA – IOM, METRO FM Join Forces to Combat Xenophobic Attacks, Aid Victims

22nd May 2008 Uncategorized

IOM’s Southern Africa Regional Office and METRO FM, South Africa’s largest urban commercial radio station, are joining forces to combat the spate of xenophobic attacks that have swept the country and to help the victims. (more…)

UNHCR distributes aid to South Africa’s xenophobia victims

22nd May 2008 Uncategorized

GERMISTON, South Africa, May 21 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Wednesday provided 2,000 blankets and 2,000 mattresses to victims of a wave of xenophobia in South Africa’s Guateng province. (more…)

Press Statement: Outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa

20th May 2008 Uncategorized

Attributable to the Acting Resident Coordinator United Nations in South Africa 

Pretoria – The United Nations organizations in South Africa are deeply concerned about the continuing xenophobic related violent attacks against foreign nationals and some South Africans living in the province of Gauteng over the past several days. Several people have been killed and many, including children, injured and left homeless.  Equally of concern are the violence and xenophobia that have been on going in other parts of SA in past months. (more…)

Companies Unveil New Business Initiatives in the Fight to Decrease Global Poverty; The United Nations and the UK Government challenge the private sector to help enhance economic growth

6th May 2008 Uncategorized

Answering the “Business Call to Action,” several global companies, including South Africa’s SAB Miller, will tomorrow announce a series of concrete initiatives that apply core business expertise – utilizing their technology and innovative spirit – to tackle the multiple challenges of poverty. (more…)

Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities in Africa – realizing this human right through effective legislation

5th May 2008 Uncategorized

The International Labour Organization (ILO) will host an International Law Conference ‘Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities in Africa – realizing this human right through effective legislation,’ from 12th to 14th May 2008 in ape Town, South Africa. Linked to an ILO project “Promoting the Employment and Employability of People with Disabilities through Effective Legislation”, funded by the Government of Ireland, the conference is organized collaboratively by the International Labour Organization, the University of Western Cape, South Africa, and the Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Bochum, Germany. This project is in part aimed at enhancing the capacity of national governments to implement effecetive legislation concerning employment of people with disabilities. (more…)