Archive for April, 2013

UN Information Centre Pretoria briefs learners at Cosmos City Secondary School

19th April 2013 Uncategorized

Pretoria – On 19 April 2013, Cosmo City Secondary School in Johannesburg hosted the United Nations Information Centre for a briefing on the UN. This event was lead by UNIC Librarian, Hope Kabamba, accompanied by the UNIC Driver/Clerk, Scotch Mabhena and UNIC Library Intern Phumla Sithole. (more…)

UN expert urges Somalia to strengthen justice system following attacks

18th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The Somali Government and international community must continue their efforts to strengthen the East African country’s justice sector in spite of a series attacks on Sunday which killed dozens of civilians including judges and lawyers and injured many more, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today. (more…)

Top UN humanitarian officials in Iran, Pakistan on ‘standby’ to assist quake response

18th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – United Nations officials in Iran and Pakistan today reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s promise of assistance, if needed, to both countries following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck their border on 16 April. (more…)

Briefing media on world crisis flashpoints, Ban says political solution is only answer

18th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Both in Syria where conditions are daily worsening, and in Mali where security has much improved, a political solution is the only answer for long-term stability,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in a news briefing that touched on crisis flashpoints around the world. (more…)

“Human rights achievements and challenges in a rapidly changing world”

18th April 2013 Uncategorized

Johannnesburg – Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights University of Witwatersand, Johannesburg, 17 April 2013 (more…)