Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Statement attributable to the spokesman for the Secretary-General

8th May 2014 Press Releases

Rome, 8 May 2014 – The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the fate of schoolgirls recently abducted in Borno State, Nigeria. He shares the anguish of the families of the girls and the people of Nigeria at this traumatic time. (more…)

Ghana and South Africa: Two stand-out success stories in reducing hunger

8th May 2014 Press Releases

FAO lauds countries for reducing prevalence of undernourished people to less than five percent of their total populations

2 May 2014, Accra – As the only countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with under five percent of their populations undernourished, Ghana and South Africa provide two examples that major successes in fighting hunger can be achieved by African governments given strong political commitment, FAO said today. (more…)

A Weekly Update on the Syrian Crisis

7th May 2014 Press Releases

A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information                   

No.42/ 7 May 2014 (more…)

South-South Encounter in Pretoria

2nd May 2014 Press Releases

Pretoria, 29 April 2014-  A group of prize-winning Brazilian journalists visited the UN Information Centre Pretoria on 29 April 2014 for a briefing about the work of the UN in South Africa. The half-day encounter brought together colleagues from UNIC Pretoria, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and UNAIDS at the UN House in Pretoria, South Africa. (more…)

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, UN spotlights free media as vital to sustainable development

2nd May 2014 Press Releases

New York, 1 May 2014 – Free media, traditional and new, are indispensable for development, democracy and good governance, United Nations officials said today, spotlighting Press Freedom Day – observed annually on 3 May – to urge Governments, societies and individuals to actively defend this fundamental right as a critical factor in achieving internationally agreed development goals. (more…)