Archive for December, 2012

Secretary-General and African Union Commission Chairperson Appoints Joint Special Representative for Darfur

21st December 2012 Uncategorized

New York – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced today the appointment of Mr.Mohamed Ibn Chambas of Ghana as their Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Head of the African Union and United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).  His responsibilities include those of the African Union-United Nations Joint Chief Mediator.    (more…)

UNIC South Africa marks the 2012 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

21st December 2012 Uncategorized

Pretoria – This year’s commemoration took place at a significant period. A mere four hours after the conclusion of the ceremony in Pretoria, Palestine became a Non-Member Observer State at the UN through a General Assembly vote. (more…)

On International Migrants Day, human rights experts call for end to criminalization of irregular migration

19th December 2012 Uncategorized

New York – On International Migrants Day, United Nations independent experts have joined forces with regional counterparts to highlight the human rights of migrants, while expressing renewed concerns over the criminalization of irregular migration by some countries and calling for an end to the administrative detention of migrants. (more…)

UN and African Union to seek increased funding for strategy against the Lord’s Resistance Army

19th December 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations and African Union (AU) will seek increased funding early next year for a strategy against the armed group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its impact on communities in Central Africa, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today. (more…)

Secretary-General message on the International Migrants Day

18th December 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Every moment, around the world, people leave their countries in search of a safer or better life. Globally, more than 214 million people are on the move. (more…)