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UNHCR – Global celebrities join campaign calling on governments to take action for refugees

19th June 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Outreach Activities, UN Activities

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched a major campaign that asks the world to stand together #WithRefugees. In a stunning video message more than 60 global celebrities join with refugees and aid workers to echo the message, “we stand with refugees, please stand with us.” The petition appeals for government action on behalf of the world’s forcibly displaced

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Media Statement – International Albinism Awareness Day – Monday 13 June

13th June 2016 Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases

“Light in darkness for persons with albinism” – UN experts hail progress despite dire obstacles 

GENEVA (10 June 2016) – Speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day on Monday 13 June, a group of seven United Nations human rights experts* hails the fast-growing movement to defend the human rights of persons with albinism, and their increased engagement to fight for their rights. However, they warn that the way ahead is still long and fraught with hurdles. 

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INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA – UNITED NATIONS STRATEGIC COOPERATION FRAMEWORK ( 2013-2017) & COMMON COUNTRY ANALYSIS

3rd June 2016 Information for Media, Model UN, News and Media, Outreach Activities, UN Activities

The Government of South Africa- United Nations Strategic Cooperation Framework (UNSCF 2013-2017) is the overall framework for the work of the UN system in South Africa. The UNSCF was developed in 2012 through a participatory and consultative process, coordinated by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the UN Country Team (UNCT) – which comprises of seventeen United Nations agencies, funds and programmes accredited to South Africa (more…)

WHO | SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

30th May 2016 Information for Media, Model UN, News and Media, SDGs, UN Activities
Health in the SDG era - infographic

                                          Health in the SDG era – infographic

The goals within a goal: Health targets for SDG 3

3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births.

3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1000 live births. (more…)

sustainabledevelopment

30th May 2016 Information for Media, Model UN, News and Media, SDGs, UN Activities

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2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to embark on a new path to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Countries have adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change.

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