Monthly Archives: February 2016

MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD 2016 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum

By | 15 February 2016

Share your ideas and be heard… perhaps even in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations! 60 Students will be selected as delegates to the 2016 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum, 25-31 July, 2016, where they will create action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The students… Read More »

The Secretary-General — Message on the International day of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2016

By | 10 February 2016

Never before has it been more urgent – or more possible – to end the practice of female genital mutilation, preventing immeasurable human suffering and boosting the power of women and girls to have a positive impact on our world. The urgency can be seen in the numbers. New estimates reveal that in 2016 at… Read More »

UN Human Development Reports points to gender imbalance in paid and unpaid work in South Africa

By | 3 February 2016

Johannesburg, February, 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa has launched the global 2015 Human Development Report in Johannesburg. Titled ‘Work for Human Development’ the report examines links between work and human development and explores changes between job security, flexibility and demand for skills as well as issues of paid and… Read More »

UN and Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awareness meeting

By | 2 February 2016

More than 40 women met at the Sandton Holiday Inn Hotel in Johannesburg on January 28 to discuss issues surrounding women’s empowerment. UN Women Multi Country Office in partnership with   private sector groups among them Business Engage and Business Women Association of South Africa hosted a Women Empowerment Principles awareness event for companies and women… Read More »