Category Archives: Press Releases

South Africa: families flee deadly attacks against foreigners in Durban

By | 1 April 2019

Pretoria, 01 April 2019: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely concerned over the violent attacks targeting foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers in the Durban area in KwaZulu-Natal Province. At least six people have reportedly been killed and several others have been severely injured when mobs armed with metal rods and machetes broke into… Read More »

#FightRacism this Human Rights Day

By | 21 March 2019

UNIC/PR/2019/03/19 Pretoria, South Africa – The United Nations in South Africa will join South Africans in commemorating Human Rights Day on Thursday, 21 March 2019 in Sharpeville and participate in the Human Rights Festival at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The day is of special importance to the UN and the global community as it… Read More »

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Ethiopian Airlines crash

By | 11 March 2019

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash today near Addis Ababa. He conveys his heartfelt sympathies and solidarity to the victims’ families and loved ones, including those of United Nations staff members, as well as sincere condolences to the Government and people of Ethiopia. The United Nations… Read More »

UN Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day 2019

By | 8 March 2019

Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild global solidarity and reap the benefits of diverse perspectives by challenging historic injustices and promoting the rights and dignity of all.      In recent decades, we have seen… Read More »

Statement: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”

By | 6 March 2019

Statement: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” | UN Women – Headquarters Statement for International Women’s Day by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Date: Monday, March 4, 2019 At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we… Read More »