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UN launches worldwide search for exceptional young leaders to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

30th June 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Press Releases, SDGs, UN Activities

Young Leaders

The United Nations today launched a new initiative to recognize exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequalities. Spear-headed by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Young Leaders Initiative will recognize on an annual basis 17 young leaders who are driving change to help realize the Sustainable Development Goals. (more…)

With 1 human in every 113 affected, forced displacement hits record high

20th June 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media

Conflict and persecution caused global forced displacement to escalate sharply in 2015 reaching the highest level ever recorded and representing immense human suffering, according to a report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, which tracks forced displacement worldwide based on data from governments, partners including the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, and the organization’s own reporting, said 65.3 million people were displaced as of the end of 2015, compared to 59.5 million just twelve months earlier. This is the first time that the threshold of 60 million has been crossed. (more…)

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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Explaining the SDGs to young children during National Child Protection Week

6th June 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, SDGs, UN Activities
Children,teachers and UN staff posing at the Child Protection Week event

Children,teachers and UN staff posing at the Child Protection Week event

More than fifty young children from the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) in Pretoria took part in learning and fun activities organized by the United Nations, to mark National Child Protection Week, which ran from May 26 to June 1, 2016.

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UN marks AFRICA DAY 2016

26th May 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Outreach Activities, SDGs, UN Activities

Africa-Day

As part of the continent’s commemoration of Africa Day, which is celebrated annually on May 25, the United Nations in South Africa hosted a variety show of poems, song, dance and inspirational statements from prominent personalities, to underscore the importance of the Day. (more…)