Category Archives: Press Releases

United Nations denounces violence against foreign nationals

By | 10 September 2019

Pretoria, 10 September 2019 – The Acting Resident Coordinator for the United Nations in South Africa, Ayodele Odusola, has expressed deep concern over recent and ongoing acts of violence against foreign nationals that have been spreading across several parts of the country, particularly in the Gauteng Province. “Over the past few days, we have witnessed, with… Read More »

Dr. Esther Mahlangu receives the first UNHCR Southern Africa NGO & Multi-Stakeholder Award in recognition of inclusivity & empowermen

By | 5 September 2019

Pretoria, 5 September 2019 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in cooperation with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will organize the first ever UNHCR Africa Consultations with NGOs and Multi-stakeholders under the theme “Whole of Society Approach – Working better together” in Johannesburg on 10-11 September. UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner (Operations) Mr. George Okoth-Obbo will be… Read More »

UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director

By | 15 August 2019

PRETORIA, 15 August 2019 — UNAIDS warmly welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement.   “I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as the Executive Director at such a critical time in the response to… Read More »

Joint Communiqué of the Third AU-UN Annual Conference

By | 7 May 2019

On 6 May 2019, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat convened the Third African Union-United Nations Annual Conference, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The Secretary-General and the Chairperson welcomed the strong cooperation and collaboration between the two organizations, particularly in the implementation of… Read More »

Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

By | 7 May 2019

SG: This summit is a demonstration that the partnership between the African Union and the UN is an absolutely central, strategic partnership for the United Nations. We consider that our work, in peace and security, in human rights, in development, in relation to climate change – our work can only succeed in the world if… Read More »

UN and African Union in ‘common battle’ for development and climate change financing

By | 7 May 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York. Mr. Guterres declared that the Organization’s work to promote peace and security, human… Read More »