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UN and African Union in ‘common battle’ for development and climate change financing

By | 7 May 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York. Mr. Guterres declared that the Organization’s work to promote peace and security, human… Read More »

UNHCR rushing staff, supplies to assist people affected by Cyclone Idai

By | 25 March 2019

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 22 March 2019   |  Español   |  Français   |  عربي Residents carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira, Mozambique, following Cyclone Idai.   © UNHCR/Denis Onyodi UNHCR, the… Read More »

Uniting Under Common Concerns Promoting Dialogue and Participation – World Radio Day

By | 13 February 2019

Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Radio Day Uniting Under Common Concerns Promoting Dialogue and Participation For this World Radio Day, we celebrate the unique, far-reaching power of radio to broaden our horizons and build more harmonious societies. Radio stations from major international networks to community broadcasters today… Read More »

Joint UN-AU Statement on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in South Sudan

By | 6 December 2018

Joint UN-AU Statement on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in South Sudan The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaїl Chergui, and United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka are appalled by the acts of sexual violence, including rape, committed against an… Read More »

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