Archive for the ‘News and Media’ Category

States must step up efforts to counter racial and ethnic profiling – UN rights expert

1st July 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Geneva, 30 June 2015 – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, Mutuma Ruteere, called on Governments across the world to boost their efforts to stop the widespread practice of racial and ethnic profiling. Mr. Ruteere urged States to adopt international standards and to pass specific legislation to counter the practice.

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UN Women’s mobile learning platform iLearn accessible for free to the women of South Africa

1st July 2015 News and Media, Press Releases, UN Activities

Pretoria, 1 July 2015 – UN Women’s global mobile-learning platform for women entrepreneurs, iLearn, is now more accessible to the women of South Africa. The iLearn platform is one of the free basic services on the Internet.org app that launched in South Africa today. (more…)

Call for Applications: Model United Nations (MUN) Workshop in New York 6-9 November 2015 (deadline: 15 September 2015)

23rd June 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

The United Nations Department of Public Information is inviting student leaders and MUN Advisors of Model UN programmes at university and high school level to apply for the 2015 MUN Workshop to be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 6-9 November 2015. (more…)

UN Deputy Secretary General interview with the SABC

16th June 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

South Africa, 15 June 2015 – The UN Deputy Secretary-General Mr. Jan Eliasson was in South Africa to attend the 25th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit which took place on 14 – 15 June 2015 in Johannesburg. (more…)

UNHCR welcomes the response by government to xenophobia attacks

14th April 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Pretoria, South Africa, 10 April 2015 (UNHCR) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is deeply concerned by the continued outbreaks of xenophobia that have been occurring around the country, especially those in Durban which have led to the displacement of many foreign families, including refugees and asylum seekers and welcomes the increased response from Government to address the issue. (more…)