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PRESS RELEASE:UNHCR and South African government continue to collaborate on refugees and asylum seekers’ issues

By | 9 October 2019

Pretoria – 09 October 2019 Some refugees and asylum seekers, including women and children, have been gathering in front of UNHCR offices in Pretoria and Cape Town since 08 October. We acknowledge the issues they raised, including employment and self-reliance, documentation, and personal security concerns.  UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working closely with the… Read More »

A Climate Change:  An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold

By | 4 October 2019

OP-Ed By António Guterres On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us”.  They are right. Global emissions are increasing.  Temperatures are rising.  The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs… Read More »

Secretary-General’s message on International Day of Non-Violence

By | 2 October 2019

02 October 2019: This International Day of Non-Violence marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the renowned global icon of peace. His vision continues to resonate across the world, including through the work of the United Nations for mutual understanding, equality, sustainable development, the empowerment of young people, and the peaceful resolution of… Read More »

UN engages Civil Society at the UNSDCF Consultation in Pretoria

By | 30 September 2019

Pretoria, 25 September 2019 – The UN hosted a consultation with civil society organisations (CSO) to strengthen partnerships between the UN and civil society. The main objective of the consultation was to map out new strategies to aid in the implementation process of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and ensure that CSO input… Read More »

UN Independent Expert on Albinism completes her mission to South Africa

By | 27 September 2019

The United Nations Independent Expert on Albinism, Ms.Ikponwosa Ero, completed her mission to South Africa underscoring the need to end discrimination against persons with albinism in recognition of their dignity. During her two-weeks visit she engaged with civil society, communities of people with albinism and government officials. Ms. Ero ended her visit with a press briefing… Read More »