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Statement of the Secretary-General on the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia

By | 26 July 2019

 I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia, a pivotal figure in the history of Tunisia and the country’s independence. In recent years, he was instrumental in successfully steering the country through its historic and peaceful transition to democracy. President Essebsi will be remembered for his bold… Read More »

Ethical Leadership Seminar on leading like Mandela

By | 25 July 2019

The United Nations in South Africa in collaration with the Thembekile Mandela Foundation, the Public Service Commission, Tshwane University of Technology and Moral Regeneration Movement hosted an Ethical Leadership Seminar in honour of Nelson Mandela on the 19 July 2019. The seminar focused on inter-generational dialogue “LEADING LIKE MANDELA – DAWN OF A NEW ERA… Read More »

STATEMENT- WORLD POPULATION DAY: Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity?

By | 11 July 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice.Her life. Her choice. Our future. Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to become pregnant. That right was reaffirmed in 1994 in Cairo at… Read More »

Food insecurity continues to rise in Southern Africa – new SADC Report Projection puts 41 mi llion at risk

By | 11 July 2019

11 July 2019, Gaborone, Botswana – According to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) 2019 Synthesis Report on the State of Food and Nutrition Security and Vulnerability in Southern Africa, 41.2 million people in 13 countries are estimated to be food insecure in the 2019/20 year. Comparing the 11 Member States that provided data last year, food insecurity… Read More »

Transcript of the Joint Press Stakeout between the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission

By | 10 July 2019

To fight terrorism and to prevent violent extremism are fundamental priorities for the African Union, for the [United Nations], for Africa and for the world. First of all, we need to make sure that we have the capacity to fight terrorism on the ground, with adequate security mechanisms. And I want to pay tribute to… Read More »