Archive for August, 2012

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Appointment of Joint Special Representative for Syria

21st August 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General of the United Nations is pleased, along with Secretary-General Nabil ElAraby of the League of Arab States, to announce the appointment today of Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi as their Joint Special Representative for Syria. (more…)

600 United Nations staff participate in 2012 Southern Africa Regional Games in Pretoria

17th August 2012 Uncategorized

Pretoria – Nearly 600 United Nations staff members from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe are participating in the 2012 United Nations Southern Africa Regional Sports Games in Pretoria from 18 to 19 August 2012. Hosted by the United Nations South Africa Country Office, UN teams will be competing against each other in soccer, basketball, volleyball, netball, tennis and chess during the two-day event. (more…)

UN Secretary-General’s Youth Initiative : Online Survey

17th August 2012 Uncategorized

New York –Young people today face pressing global challenges such as high levels of unemployment, vulnerable working conditions and marginalization from decision making processes. (more…)

The Secretary-General message on World Humanitarian Day – 19 August 2012

17th August 2012 Uncategorized

New York – This year’s World Humanitarian Day presents an historic opportunity to bring together one billion people from around the world to advance a powerful and proactive idea: People Helping People. (more…)

Security Council Press Statement on Darfur

15th August 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack by unidentified armed men on an African Union – United Nations Mission (UNAMID) community police centre in Nyala, South Darfur, in which one peacekeeper was killed and another injured. (more…)