Category Archives: Press Releases

The Secretary-General’s Message on Nelson Mandela International Day

By | 19 July 2017

Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion, and his commitment to social justice and a culture of freedom and peace. I had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela several times, including during South Africa’s transition. Each time, I was struck by his wisdom, his compassion, and above all,… Read More »

African Tourists Emerge as Powerhouse for Tourism on the Continent, Says Unctad Report

By | 6 July 2017

Geneva, 5 July 2017 – Four out of 10 international tourists in Africa come from the continent itself, according to the new UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth. In sub-Saharan Africa, this number increases to two out of every three tourists whose travels originate on the continent. Data… Read More »

UNICEF and musician Zakes Bantwini launch Father’s Day Campaign

By | 7 June 2017

With additional support from partners including LEGO Foundation, Ster Kinekor and Supersport the campaign highlights the importance of fathers in the early years Johannesburg/South Africa, 7 June 2017 – With celebrated musician and its Celebrity Advocate Zakes Bantwini, UNICEF today launched its Father’s Day campaign, supported by the LEGO Foundation. The campaign highlights the importance… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE : UN Secretary-General opens Ocean Conference, calling on countries to set aside short-term gain to avoid catastrophe

By | 6 June 2017

Conference focuses attention on ocean pollution, overfishing and climate impacts New York, 5 June— Warning that the special relationship between people and the ocean that brings untold benefits for life is under threat as never before, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the opening of the Ocean Conference that the problems of the ocean—all created… Read More »