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The Secretary – General : Message on the International Day of Tolerance

16th November 2016 Latest News, News and Media, Secretary-General message

16 November 2016

The values of tolerance and mutual understanding – so firmly embedded in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – are facing profound tests around the world.

Refugees and migrants continue to face closed doors and clenched fists.  Violent extremists continue to target people solely because of their faiths and traditions.  Day by day, bigotry shows its face through racism, anti-Muslim hatred, anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination.


PRESS RELEASE – Universal Children’s Day: Two hundred world renowned writers come together for children’s rights

16th November 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases
The youngest of the three contributors is Michelle Nkamankeng from Johannesburg, who, at only seven years old, wrote and published her first book “Waiting for the waves.”

Michelle Nkamankeng

Seven-year old Michelle Nkamankeng from South Africa joins Chimamanda Adichie, Paulo Coelho, Christina Lamb, Nuruddin Farah and writers from around the world to pen        ‘Tiny Stories’ highlighting the world they want for children 


PRESS RELEASE – UNDP Launches New Publication on Climate and Weather Services in Africa

11th November 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases
The report, “A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa,

The report, “A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa,

UNDP Report Calls for Enabling Actions by African Leaders to Support ‘A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services’ 

Public-Private Partnerships, New Technologies, Regional Cooperation, Capacity Building Key to Resolving Sub-Saharan Africa’s Persistent Challenges in Maintaining Sustainable Climate Information and Early Warning Systems

Marrakesh, Morocco, 10 November 2016 – During today’s climate talks in Marrakech, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a report that focuses on a new approach adopted by African leaders to proactively support the sustainability of investments in weather and climate services across the continent.


Diplomatic Fun Fair 2016

1st November 2016 Articles, Latest News, News and Media, UN Activities


On the 29 October 2016, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with Proudly South African hosted the annual Diplomatic Fun Fair at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, under the theme: “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of O.R. Tambo.”


Albinism: “Cost cannot be an excuse when fighting violence and discrimination” – New UN report

27th October 2016 Articles, Latest News, News and Media

ohchrNEW YORK (26 October 2016) – United Nations human expert Ikponwosa Ero today called on all government representatives gathered at the UN General Assembly to take urgent measures to put an end to the growing problem of violence and extreme discrimination against persons with albinism.