Archive for the ‘News and Media’ Category

UN Presents “Tree of Peace” to mark International Day of Peace

23rd September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

To mark International Day of Peace the United Nations visited the Curro Roodeplaat High School in Pretoria, where nearly 200 students gathered to listen to messages on the role of the UN in peace-building and development. (more…)

A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information No. 112/16 September 2015

17th September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Syria crisis has propelled largest refugee exodus since WWII, UN official tells the Security Council
Addressing the Security Council on 16 September, UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien said that the plight of Syrian refugees desperately trying to reach Europe in recent weeks had shown that the effects of the Syria crisis were not just national or regional, but global in nature. “The conflict in Syria has propelled one of the largest refugee exoduses since the Second World War”, he stated. While urging stronger efforts to address the root causes that force people to seek asylum abroad, Mr. O’Brien stressed that for Syria, it should be clear to all that this means a political settlement to bring an end to the conflict. To that end, the UN humanitarian chief once again appealed to Security Council members to set aside their differences and work together to finally bring an end to this nightmare for the Syrian people. (more…)

UNIC at Annual International Careers Evening

3rd September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Pretoria, 3 September 2015 – UNIC Pretoria took part in the annual SAIIA-KAS Careers evening at Wits University in Johannesburg on 12 August 2015. The Fair attracts more than 300 students from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Among other exhibitors were the British High Commission, World Bank Group, The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO). (more…)

UNHCR is looking for candidates for a number of positions

3rd September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Geneva, 3 September 2015 – “UNHCR is looking for candidates for a number of positions which is targeted at experienced professionals in a number of functional areas. (more…)

UN Women launches ​What About Gender?

2nd September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

UN Women South Africa Multi Country Office invited our colleagues from other UN agencies to join us in opening the office. The festivities began with Representative Dr Auxilia Ponga cutting the ribbon at the entrance to the boardroom with Deputy Representative Themba Kalua, before UN Resident Coordinator in South Africa Mr. Gana Fofang delivered a welcome speech and awarded certificates to those who had participated in the Gender Theme Group training run by UN Women. A table was set up where our male colleagues could sign up at and many promised to recruit more sign-ups from colleagues, some even going to offices in the building immediately to fetch them. (more…)