Archive for July, 2014

“Knowledge Sharing Workshop on SME Development in South Africa”

31st July 2014 Press Releases

On 30 July, the Delegation of Flanders in South Africa, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the TMS Project administered by National Treasury organised a knowledge sharing workshop on SME Development in South Africa. The workshop under the guiding theme “Innovative models for Supporting SMEs in South Africa: What do we know, what can we do, and how will it stimulate job creation?” was organised at a critical point in time with the recent establishment of the new Department of Small Business Development and a budget allocation of R 6.5 billion over three years for supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs). (more…)

Weekly Update on the Syrian Crisis

31st July 2014 News and Media

A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information

No. 53 / 30 July 2014 (more…)

Gaza: deadly shelling of another UN school draws condemnation, calls for ceasefire

31st July 2014 News and Media

Gaza, 30 July 2014 – As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells this morning, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians. (more…)

UN health agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola spread

31st July 2014 News and Media

Geneva, 30 July 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms. (more…)

‘Flagrant’ violations of international law continue in Syria, top UN relief official warns

31st July 2014 News and Media

Syria, 30 July 2014 – ‘Flagrant’ violations of international law continue in Syria, Top UN relief official warns With the United Nations and its partners in Syria begin to ramp up aid deliveries across battle lines, the Organization’s Emergency Relief Coordinator warned today that attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue “in flagrant violation of the most basic principles of…international law.” (more…)