Archive for October, 2009

Millions worldwide to stand up and demand that world leaders eradicate poverty

14th October 2009 Uncategorized

Citizens attempt to break another Guinness World Record by showing their governments they won’t stand for broken promises to world’s poorest
United Nations offices, together with the Millennium Campaign and civil society partners, are mobilizing people around the world to stand up and demand action to end poverty. After a year in which progress on eradicating global poverty has actually reversed, millions of people will come together across continents, cultures and time zones on Friday to tell their governments in no uncertain terms what they want them to do: End Poverty Now. (more…)

Media Advisory: World Food Day 16 October 2009

7th October 2009 Uncategorized

Pretoria, South Africa – 16 October 2009 marks World Food Day. This year’s theme is “Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis”. (more…)

Human Trafficking Awareness Week and the ongoing fight against Trafficking in Persons

1st October 2009 Uncategorized

Pretoria – From 4 – 10 October 2009, South Africa will be organising the Human Trafficking Awareness Week (HTAW). Through collaborative efforts between the Government, civil society, international organisations, the private sector, and various United Nations Agencies, the HTAW brings together stakeholders from across the board in the fight against Trafficking in Persons. (more…)