Archive for July, 2014

On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, UN calls for action to eradicate scourge

31st July 2014 News and Media

New York, 30 July 2014 – Emphasizing that the practice of slavery still plagues modern society, the United Nations marked its first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons by calling on the international community to end impunity for perpetrators and help victims, especially women and children, who continue to be particularly vulnerable to the perfidious trade. (more…)

Many Languages, One Voice: Damian Oakes, South African winner of UN essay competition shares his experience

30th July 2014 News and Media

Pretoria, 30 July – UNIC is proud to announce that Pretoria-resident Damian Oakes was selected as one of the 60 winners of the “Many Languages, One World” (MLOW) essay competition, co-organized by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and ELS Educational Services, Inc. (more…)

Citing humanitarian impact, Ban warns against further escalation in Gaza conflict

30th July 2014 News and Media

New York, 29 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged all sides to avoid any further escalation in the Gaza conflict, warning of the devastating humanitarian impact on civilians in the enclave who have already suffered immensely since the crisis started. (more…)

Ban lauds Nicaragua’s ‘forward-looking’ energy policy during day-long visit

30th July 2014 News and Media

Nicaragua, 29 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed Nicaragua’s “forward-looking” energy policy as he arrived on an official visit to discuss how the United Nations and the Central American nation can work together in promoting peace and sustainable development. (more…)

Marking World Hepatitis Day, UN appeals for boost in global momentum to tackle disease

30th July 2014 News and Media

Geneva, 28 July 2014 – With 1.4 million deaths every year attributed to acute and chronic liver disease, the United Nations health agency is marking World Hepatitis Day by calling on countries to intensify efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat one of the world’s most serious diseases. (more…)