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Managing migration: why leadership matters

By | 26 March 2018

Louise Arbour, United Nations Special Representative for International Migration, calls on governments negotiating the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to seize the opportunity for collaboration, whilst demonstrating strong political leadership in explaining the benefits of migration to their people. “Bureaucrats can make the rational arguments. Demagogues can make the publicly appealing ones.… Read More »

Listeria Outbreak in South Africa

By | 14 March 2018

What exactly is Listeriosis? Listeriosis is food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) bacterium. –Web MD Picture: National Institute for Communicable Diseases.  How do you get infected with Listeria? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO):  “Listeriosis affects a variety of animals. Foodborne infection in humans occurs through the consumption of contaminated foods, particularly… Read More »

United Nations Secretary-General and African Union Commission Chair Appoint Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations hybrid Operation in Darfur

By | 7 March 2018

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki today announced the appointment of Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 

SG message on sexual harassment in the workplace

By | 27 February 2018

As part of my commitment to encourage and enable staff to call out sexual harassment in the workplace, and to support victims and witnesses, I am pleased to announce the launch of a “Speak up” helpline. The helpline is a 24-hour resource for UN Secretariat personnel to speak confidentially with an impartial and trained individual who can provide information… Read More »