Archive for February, 2013

SOLAR LIGHTING CAN DELIVER MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE BENEFITS – UN AGENCY

21st February 2013 Uncategorized

New York –  Countries that switch from lamps, candles, flashlights and other traditional lighting systems to solar power can recover the costs in less than one year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today, highlighting new studies that show the development and climate benefits of ‘off-grid’ lighting.  (more…)

The world gathers in South Africa to discuss the role of Governance in the Post-2015 Development Framework

20th February 2013 Uncategorized

Pretoria – The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have targets to be met by 2015. In an unprecedented participatory process coordinated by the United Nations, people across the globe are consulting on the future global development framework post-2015.  (more…)

Secretary-General message for the World Day of Social Justice – 20 February 2013

20th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – As we mark World Day of Social Justice, we see far too many places where there are increasing opportunities for a few and only rising inequality for the many. (more…)

Young fans experience the African Cup of Nations tournament action in child friendly spaces

19th February 2013 Uncategorized

Pretoria – Children from communities across South Africa were given the opportunity to enjoy the past two months’ footballing action at safe and secure venues. (more…)

Experts at UN forum adopt action plan to safeguard Mali’s cultural heritage

19th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – International experts and decision-makers meeting at a United Nations forum in Paris today adopted an action plan to rehabilitate and safeguard Mali’s cultural heritage, which has been the target of attacks by Islamic extremists in recent months.  (more…)