Category Archives: News and Media

Europe and the Refugee Crisis

By | 27 September 2016

On 19 September the United Nations General Assembly will hosted its first ever High-Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach to addressing the worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII. The summit provides an historic opportunity to… Read More »

UNIC Pretoria marks International Day of Peace with students in Pretoria

By | 23 September 2016

PRETORIA – 21 September 2016 –  This year, to commemorate the International day of Peace, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) partnered with UN Volunteers and the African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) to educate learners on peace and its link to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The day began at Curro Independent… Read More »

UN marks Women’s month with a friendly soccer match against Vhakhegula Vakhegula soccer team from Limpopo

By | 12 August 2016

  The United Nations in South Africa all-female soccer team won 1-0 in a friendly match against the Vakhegula Vakhegula soccer team on Friday, 12 August 2016 at the CSIR soccer pitch in Pretoria. The match, in celebration of Women’s Month in South Africa, was aimed at bringing together women from various backgrounds who play… Read More »

South Africa’s Health Minister urges employers to support Breastfeeding mothers in the workplace

By | 29 July 2016

  The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi says the low rate of exclusive breastfeeding in South Africa and many parts of the world is concerning as breastfeeding contributes to child survival. “It is of great concern that exclusive breastfeeding rates globally and in our country are extremely low. Globally it is estimated that only… Read More »

UN Chief plants a special a tree in honour of Mandela Day

By | 25 July 2016

  UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon recently attended the official opening of the International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban. During his visit, Mr Ban met with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other senior government officials as well as civil society leaders. The UN Chief addressed media on the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on access to Medicines.