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PRESS RELEASE: UNICEF South Africa: International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October

By | 11 October 2016

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF  PRETORIA, 11 October, 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age, according to… Read More »

AFRICA WEEK (10 – 14 OCTOBER 2016)

By | 10 October 2016

The UN is celebrating the achievements of Africa with a week-long series of events on Strengthening Partnerships for Inclusive Sustainable Development, Good Governance, Peace and Stability in Africa. The Africa Week will bring together at UNHQ high-level representatives of UN Member States, UN System entities, African regional and sub-regional organizations. This week, Africa is at… Read More »

Migration Dynamics, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa

By | 27 September 2016

On 19 September the United Nations General Assembly 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 provided an historic opportunity to develop… Read More »

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 »