Category Archives: Articles

Rising above hunger and all forms of malnutrition

By | 15 February 2018

Op-Ed by FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva ahead of Africa Regional Conference Khartoum, Sudan,  February 2018 An urgent call for Africa for renewed optimism on fighting hunger An African proverb says that “wisdom is like a baobab tree – no one individual can embrace it.” The same can be applied to the fight against hunger in… Read More »

SDGs Series Article 1 : Poverty in South Africa

By | 23 January 2018

Globally, more than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day, many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation. The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals    … Read More »

Op-ed article: Towards a new global compact on migration By António Guterres

By | 11 January 2018

Managing migration is one of the most profound challenges for international cooperation in our time.  Migration powers economic growth, reduces inequalities and connects diverse societies.  Yet it is also a source of political tensions and human tragedies.  The majority of migrants live and work legally.  But a desperate minority are putting their lives at risk… Read More »

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

By | 4 December 2017

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Pretoria in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooporation (DIRCO) and the Palestinian Embassy in South Africa commemorated the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with a seminar at DIRCO on Wednesday 29 November 2017 in Pretoria. This day is observed annually to… Read More »