Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

“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…)

Security Council, in emergency session, calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

28th July 2014 Press Releases

New York, 28 July 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. (more…)

Nigeria: UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks on civilians

25th July 2014 Press Releases

Nigeria, 24 July 2014 – The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions. (more…)

Security Council, UN officials welcome signing of Central African Republic ceasefire

25th July 2014 Press Releases

New York, 24 July 2014 – The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts. (more…)

Indigenous peoples cannot be ‘deleted’ from the new global development goals, UN experts state

21st July 2014 Press Releases

GENEVA / NEW YORK, 21 July 2014 – The new United Nations sustainable development goals must not be a step backwards for indigenous peoples, a group of UN experts* on indigenous peoples has warned today. Their call comes after a meeting held by the open-ended Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals last week in New York to draft a set of goals which will be presented to the UN General Assembly in September. (more…)