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UN High Commissioner for refugees and South Africa government discuss refugees and asylum

By | 16 October 2019

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, concluded on Tuesday a two-day visit to South Africa. He met with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Home Affairs Minister Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, and other senior Government representatives, with whom he discussed the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country. Grandi commended South Africa’s commitment to protecting people fleeing countries affected by conflict, violence and persecution. He noted that many South Africans had themselves experienced… Read More »

Statement for International Day of Rural Women by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

By | 15 October 2019

Rural women and girls building climate resilience Tuesday, October 15 2019: Millions of rural women and girls around the world are building essential climate resilience at home, at work and in their communities. They play significant roles in agriculture, food security, nutrition, and the management of land and natural resources. In fact, globally, one in three… Read More »

UN Secretary-General’s message for International Day of the Girl, 2019

By | 11 October 2019

10 October 2019: Today, more than 1 billion girls younger than 18 are poised to take on the future. Every day, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking barriers. Girls are organizing and leading movements to tackle issues such as child marriage, education inequality, violence and the climate crisis. As the theme of this year’s observance underscores, they… Read More »

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of the Girl, 2019

By | 11 October 2019

A fierce force to be reckoned with Friday, October 11, 2019 – There’s no doubting the unstoppable power of today’s young women and girls to stand up for their rights and the future they want. They are a fierce force to be reckoned with. I see the marches, hear their clear voices, and witness their impatient… Read More »