Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

On World AIDS Day 2015, Executive Director of UNAIDS calls on countries to quicken the pace of action

2nd December 2015 Press Releases

DURBAN/GENEVA, 1 December 2015—On World AIDS Day 2015, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, has said that countries are on a countdown to ending their AIDS epidemics and that if swift and effective action is taken over the next five years, one by one they will break their epidemics so that they cannot rebound. (more…)

Let’s Intensify International efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – South African State Security Minister

30th November 2015 Press Releases

Pretoria, November 30, 2015 Minister of State Security Honourable David Mahlobo has condemned the senseless killing which is happening on a daily basis in Palestine and has called on the United Nations Security Council to be steadfast and make clear decisions about the situation. Mr Mahlobo was speaking at the Sterkinekor Cinema in Brooklyn Pretoria at the screening of the film Roadmap to Apartheid, to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which falls on November 29. (more…)

UN Photo Exhibition in Johannesburg to showcase key highlights in its 70 year History

25th November 2015 Press Releases

The United Nations in South Africa has launched a Photo Exhibition at Museum Africa in Newtown as part of its ongoing global campaign to commemorate the organisation’s 70th Anniversary. The UN was established on October 24, 1945. (more…)

Major Investors Meet in Joburg to Mobilize Capital for Climate-Smart Infrastructure in African Cities

20th November 2015 Press Releases

(Johannesburg, 20 November) – Major public and private investors and international experts on climate finance are gathering in Johannesburg for two days to recommend innovative ways to mobilize investment in low-emission, climate-proof infrastructure in African cities.

A select group of investors, including from banking associations, pension funds, financial institutions and corporations, is meeting on 23-24 November at Turbine Hall in Newton, Johannesburg. The event is organized by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, in collaboration with the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General. (more…)

UN in South Africa turns Pretoria blue to mark its 70th anniversary

24th October 2015 Press Releases

Pretoria, South Africa, October 24, 2015– The United Nations in South Africa today took part in the global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the organisation. 70 students from schools in Tshwane joined UN staff and members of the public dressed in the UN blue, took part in a peaceful walk from the UN offices to the Pretoria Technical High School where a variety of activities such as song, poems, dance and speeches, took place. (more…)