Archive for February, 2009

United Nations invites applications for journalism fellowships

26th February 2009 Uncategorized

Pretoria, South Africa – The United Nations is inviting applications for a journalism fellowship under the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists. The fellowship, which is open to all professional journalists from developing countries, is available to radio, television, print and web journalists. (more…)

United Nations Secretary-General calls on Zimbabwe to release political prisoners

25th February 2009 Uncategorized

Pretoria, South Africa – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the Government of Zimbabwe to release political prisoners. Mr. Ban is in South Africa as part of his African tour that will include Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Egypt. (more…)

United Nations Secretary-General arrives in South Africa on official visit

25th February 2009 Uncategorized

Pretoria, South Africa – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in South Africa today on official visit as part of his five-nation tour of Africa. He was met upon arrival by senior South African government officials who included Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. (more…)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to visit South Africa early next week

19th February 2009 Uncategorized

Pretoria, South Africa – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit South Africa early next week as part of his Africa trip that will see him also visiting Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Egypt. (more…)

Press Invitation: Media Launch of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

17th February 2009 Uncategorized

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Southern Africa
Trafficking in Persons (TIP) has become a major global concern affecting all regions in the world, including Southern Africa. In relation to this, UNODC within the framework of the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), conducted a study on the state of the world’s response to the crime of human trafficking. (more…)