Archive for April, 2009

Good Prison Health is Good Public Health – Raising Awareness on HIV/AIDS in Prison Settings

29th April 2009 Uncategorized

Pretoria – As the custodian of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, UNODC’s work in the region is critical. On average, there are approximately 10 million men, women, young people and children held in prison settings around the world – a staggering 668,000 of whom are incarcerated in sub-Saharan Africa alone. (more…)

Istanbul Forum: Concrete Progress Made In Building Bridges, Connecting People Across Borders

7th April 2009 Uncategorized

Youth, Business Leaders Spearhead Efforts at Intercultural Understanding;  New Initiatives Use Technology to Break Down Cultural, Religious Barriers
Istanbul – Concrete progress toward a global agenda for intercultural dialogue was made at the Istanbul Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations as grassroots advocates join forces with heads of state and high-ranking religious and cultural leaders. (more…)

Secretary-General’s message on the 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda

7th April 2009 Uncategorized

New York – On this year’s observance of the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, let us reflect on the genocide as seen through the eyes of Rwandans themselves. (more…)

South African Model UN students scoop awards at International Model UN Debate Competition in the United States

6th April 2009 Uncategorized

New York – A South African high school team of Model United Nations debaters has won the award for Best Small Delegation at an international Model UN debate competition held in the United States. (more…)

United Nations seeks US$2.7 million for flood affected people in Namibia

2nd April 2009 Uncategorized

Johannesburg – The United Nations is seeking US$2.7 million to support the Republic of Namibia respond to floods caused by heavy rains that have displaced nearly 13,000 and damaged the homes and livelihoods of a total of 350,000 people. (more…)