Archive for June, 2011

Ban Ki-moon appointed to second term as UN Secretary-General

22nd June 2011 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations General Assembly appoint Ban Ki-moon yesterday to a second consecutive term as the Secretary-General of the 192-member Organization. (more…)

100 Schools Doing 1 Thing on 1 Day

21st June 2011 Uncategorized

Cape Town – 100 Schools Doing 1 Thing On 1 Day offered schools the opportunity to participate by being one of over 100 schools across South Africa to engage with the documentary Where Do I Stand?. The campaign was a partnership between the Cape Town based NGO Shikaya*, UNHCR, and filmmaker Molly Blank. (more…)

UN climate change chief calls for political leadership on key issues

17th June 2011 Uncategorized

New York – The top United Nations climate change official said today that progress has been made on key issues during the just concluded negotiations in Germany, while areas that will need decisions by the world’s political leaders before a worldwide conference later this year have been identified. (more…)

UNHCR joins forces with music industry to promote refugee rights

17th June 2011 Uncategorized

Pretoria – DJ Oskido’s label, Kalawa Jazzmee Records, has released a new song  in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) aimed at promoting unity and integration in South Africa. (more…)

Message by Mr. Kiyo Akasaka on 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace, observed on 21 September 2011

13th June 2011 Uncategorized

New York – September 21, 2011, marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Peace.  As we begin today a 100-day countdown to the observance, we pay tribute to the many civil society activists who lent the strength of their imagination to the institution of this Day. (more…)