Archive for the ‘News and Media’ Category

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 HeForShe.org and many promised to recruit more sign-ups from colleagues, some even going to offices in the building immediately to fetch them. (more…)

Annual SAIIA-KAS International Careers Evening Report

1st September 2015 News and Media

A career with the United Nations organization offers a unique opportunity for qualified individuals with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. Most university students who aspire to be part of the UN systems normally ask this common question, “How could we get involved with UN programmes and what kind of studies should we pursue to get employment in the organization?” (more…)

“Indigenous Peoples’ participation is key to the advancement of their human rights”

6th August 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Geneva, 9 August 2015 – Message by the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples* and the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples** to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Sunday 9 August 2015. (more…)

Fighting human trafficking is not just about law enforcement” – UN rights expert

30th July 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Geneva, 28 July 2015 – Speaking ahead of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro calls for sweeping changes in policy and on perception of trafficking. Fighting trafficking is not just about law enforcement, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children reminds governments across the world.

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