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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.

UN marks Madiba Day with school children from Atteridgeville

By | 21 July 2016

The UN Information Centre Library in Pretoria was a hive of activity this morning where dozens of school children from Sefako Makgatho Primary School in Attridgeville diplomats, UN partners and members of the public gathered to mark International Nelson Mandela Day. The focus of the event was a UN donation of 60 school bags to… Read More »

UN commends South Africa for its leading role in tackling HIV and AIDS

By | 19 July 2016

  Durban, 18 July 2016 – The Secretary-General today met with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, on the opening day of the AIDS2016 conference in Durban. The Secretary-General commended South Africa for its progress in the fight against AIDS, particularly in giving access to treatment to people affected by HIV, recalling that the Durban Conference in… Read More »