Archive for the ‘News and Media’ Category

Reflecting on the ills the Slave Trade  

18th March 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases, UN Activities
Group photo with UNIC staff and guests from the Transatlantic Slave Trade observance event

Group photo with UNIC staff and guests from the Transatlantic Slave Trade observance event

Over 70 school children and members of the public joined the United Nations to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. (more…)

UN Country Team on delivering better Results in South Africa

14th March 2016 Articles, Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases, UN Activities
Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Mangers

Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Managers

The United Nations Country Team recently held a three day retreat in the south of Johannesburg at which they focused on two key objectives: to assess the UN’s “fitness for purpose” in the South African context and in view of current work structures, as well as to build on existing cooperation and better engage with the Government on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (more…)

UNIC and APRM join forces to mark the 13th Anniversary of the African Body

4th March 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases

 

Dignitaries from various African countries

Dignitaries from various African countries

13 years ago, on the 9th of March 2003, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a self-monitoring instrument of governance, was established by participating member states of the African Union (AU) in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).  (more…)

South Africa’s human rights record to be reviewed by UN Committee

2nd March 2016 Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases

GENEVA  – South Africa’s human rights record will be reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee on 7 and 8 March in Geneva.        (more…)

Applications Invited for Dag Hammarskjold Journalism fellowship

28th January 2016 Articles, Latest News, News and Media

United Nations, New York. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2016 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 18, 2016. (more…)