Archive for January, 2016

UN in South Africa marks International Holocaust Day with Genocide Survivors

28th January 2016 Articles, Outreach Activities

As the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day which falls annually on January 27, leading Jewish Historian Professor Dina Porat had profound words for her audiences in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town – “Never be a Perpetrator, a By-stander or a Victim”. (more…)

Applications Invited for Dag Hammarskjold Journalism fellowship

28th January 2016 Articles, Latest News, News and Media

United Nations, New York. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2016 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 18, 2016. (more…)

UN shares lessons and stories from the Holocaust and Genocide with high school students

27th January 2016 Press Releases

Pretoria, January 27, 2016 – Nearly 200 Grade Nine school children today heard first-hand accounts of how millions of Jews and others suffered or were killed in the Holocaust during the Second World War, as well as during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. (more…)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ambassadors

25th January 2016 Articles, Information for Media

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 20 January 2016 announced the appointment of a group of eminent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates to help promote action to achieve the SDGs adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.  (more…)

Call for Application: 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

25th January 2016 Articles, Information for Media

The United Nations Department of Public Information is currently seeking applications from South African young journalists and broadcasters for the 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme. (more…)