Category Archives: Press Releases

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 »

Remains of UNICEF employee found in Cape Town

By | 5 June 2017

Pretoria, South Africa: The United Nations in South Africa has learned with great sadness that the remains of UNICEF colleague, Charlotte (Nana Yaa) Nikoi, have been found within the Table Mountain area in Cape Town, South Africa, last week. The United Nations family is deeply saddened by the news and wishes to express its condolences to her… Read More »


By | 30 May 2017

The Ocean Conference takes place at UN Headquarters in New York on 5-9 June and will mobilize action by all stakeholders—leaders of governments, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions, the scientific community—to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14) which calls for efforts to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas… Read More »