AFRICA – The number of people in Africa receiving antiretroviral treatment increased from less than 1 million to 7.1 million over seven years, according to a United Nations report which documents the progress in the AIDS response in the world’s second largest continent.
UNIC Pretoria supported the annual Model UN debate, organized by the Department of Political Science of the University of Pretoria on 22 May 2013. The debate forms an integral part of the second year international relations module. UNIC provided information material and Officer-in-Charge Helene Hoedl adjudicated the debate, which focused on the reform of the UN Security Council.
New York – The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to hear of the death and destruction in Oklahoma City as a result of Monday’s tornado. He sends his deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones and to everyone affected by the storm.
DRC – UN Special Envoy voices concern over renewed fighting, proposes principles to guide immediate peace efforts in the eastern DRC.
I am delighted to be here. Human rights are the foundation of free and stable societies. They are the bedrock of development.