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UNHCR – Global celebrities join campaign calling on governments to take action for refugees

19th June 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Outreach Activities, UN Activities

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched a major campaign that asks the world to stand together #WithRefugees. In a stunning video message more than 60 global celebrities join with refugees and aid workers to echo the message, “we stand with refugees, please stand with us.” The petition appeals for government action on behalf of the world’s forcibly displaced

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UNEP Report Provides Roadmap for Solar Energy Exports from Ghana

18th May 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Outreach Activities, UN Activities
Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana Photo Credit: World Bank CC

Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana Photo Credit: World Bank CC

Accra, 20 April 2016 – A grid-connected 100 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the north of Ghana could save the country 40,000 tonnes in annual CO2 emissions, create 3,000 direct jobs, provide livelihoods for 23,000 of the poorest people and earn the country an annual $38 million from energy export. (more…)

South Africa takes bold step to provide HIV treatment for all

16th May 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media
Antiretroviral therapy to be offered to all people living with HIV as soon as possible after HIV-positive diagnosis

Antiretroviral therapy to be offered to all people living with HIV as soon as possible after HIV-positive diagnosis

GENEVA, 13 May 2016—The Government of South Africa has announced a major policy shift that will move the world faster towards the global 90–90–90 treatment target. On 10 May 2016, the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in his Health Budget Vote Speech to the Parliament of South Africa that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016. This ground-breaking announcement brings South Africa, which already has the world’s largest HIV treatment programme, in line with the latest World Health Organization guidelines on HIV treatment. South Africa is among the first countries in Africa to formally adopt this policy. (more…)

UNHCR begins relocation of Mozambicans asylum-seekers from congested Kapise village in Malawi

22nd April 2016 Articles, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases
A Mozambican family prepares to be board the trucks for the move to Luwani . UNHCR/K.Shimoh

A Mozambican family prepares to be board the trucks for the move to Luwani . UNHCR/K.Shimoh

Kapise, Malawi 21 April 2016 – This morning, UNHCR started the transfer of nearly 10,000 Mozambicans asylum-seekers from Kapise village located in the south eastern Mwanza district of Malawi. The first convoy transporting

103 people departed Kapise on the 72 km journey to Luwani refugee camp located in Neno district where they will join the group of refugees who have been there since last week.

Heavy rains in recent weeks had previously made the roads impassable, however, with dryer weather, UNHCR, together with other partners, was able to finally begin the transfer today. (more…)

UN Country Team on delivering better Results in South Africa

14th March 2016 Articles, Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases, UN Activities
Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Mangers

Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Managers

The United Nations Country Team recently held a three day retreat in the south of Johannesburg at which they focused on two key objectives: to assess the UN’s “fitness for purpose” in the South African context and in view of current work structures, as well as to build on existing cooperation and better engage with the Government on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (more…)