The conflict in Libya has triggered a massive outflow of people to neighbouring countries, especially to Egypt and Tunisia. By the end of May 2011, close to 900,000 men, women and children had fled across the Libyan border, many with injuries and harrowing stories to tell. UNHCR staff has worked tirelessly from the earliest days… Read More »
Pretoria – The United Nations is concerned that fraudulent correspondence using the Organization’s name and emblem is circulating worldwide via websites, e-mails, fax messages and phone calls.
Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health presented their report, Keeping Promises, Measuring Results, and recommendations to increase the likelihood that pledges for women’s and children’s health are honoured and that resources are spent in the most effective way to save lives. The advance copy of… Read More »
Pretoria – Celebrated High School Musical actress Monique Coleman completed her week-long visit to South Africa on 18 May as part of her world tour as the first-ever UN Youth Champion. During her time in South Africa she engaged with more than 1,000 young people in Gauteng to raise awareness of the United Nations International Year… Read More »
Pretoria – US actress and first-ever UN Youth Champion Monique Coleman began her tour of South Africa with a visit to Simunye High School in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg on 11 May 2011. Ms. Coleman has visited ten countries since the beginning of the year to speak to young people and raise awareness about their… Read More »