Archive for February, 2013

United Nations strongly condemns the rape and murder of Anene Booysen

13th February 2013 Uncategorized

Pretoria — The United Nations in South Africa strongly condemns the recent rape and murder of Western Cape teenager, Anene Booysen. It offers its sincere condolences to her parents, family and friends for the tragic loss. Violence against women is not only a human rights violation, it is also a brutal manifestation of wider discrimination against women. (more…)

UN kicks off year promoting international Cooperation on Water Management

13th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations ,11 February 2013, launched the International Year of Water Cooperation, which seeks to provide a platform for countries to collaborate in the management of this precious resource in the interest of peace and development. (more…)

Secretary-General’s statement on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

13th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General condemns the underground nuclear weapon test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today. It is a clear and grave violation of the relevant Security Council resolutions. (more…)

UNIC South Africa marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

12th February 2013 Uncategorized

UNIC South Africa marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Commemoration at Liliesleaf Museum, 27 Jan. 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa and educational outreach session with 150 high school learners in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg 28 January 2013

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Secretary-General’s statement on attacks on health workers in Nigeria

12th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The Secretary-General strongly condemns the killings of three doctors from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in north-eastern Nigeria, and of the health workers days earlier. The Secretary-General offers his sincere condolences to the families of all the victims. (more…)