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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Concluding observations on the initial report of South Africa

By | 18 October 2018

South Africa ratified and became a State party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on 12 January 2015. Below please find a copy of the Covenant on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). https://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CESCR.aspx

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities : Concluding observations on the initial report of South Africa

By | 11 October 2018

South Africa became a State party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 30th November 2007. In accordance with article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities , each State Party undertakes to submit to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, for consideration by the Committee… Read More »

UN Women – Making the South African economy work for women: What will it take?

By | 11 October 2018

  By Otae Mkandawire In May this year, women business leaders, women associations and entrepreneurs as well as social and economic experts gathered in Johannesburg for a high-level dialogue to explore strategies to make the South African economy work for women and to advance gender equality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hosted by… Read More »

‘Selfless’ South Sudanese surgeon, who’s saved thousands of lives over 20 years, ‘humbled’ to receive top UN award 

By | 2 October 2018

For 20 years, Doctor Evan Atar Adaha has been providing medical services to the conflict-affected people of Sudan and South Sudan and, on Monday, he received the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious prize given annually by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to honour the women and men who work tirelessly to provide life-saving help… Read More »

UNIC library celebrate Literacy month

By | 2 October 2018

The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Pretoria, hosted a dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Friday, 28 September 2018, in celebration of Literacy Month. The aim was to raise awareness to UNIC library users about the significance of literacy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).