Category Archives: Press Releases

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

By | 8 May 2014

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… Read More »

South-South Encounter in Pretoria

By | 2 May 2014

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… Read More »

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

By | 2 May 2014

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… Read More »