Category Archives: Press Releases

UNDP and Accenture launch YAS! to expand opportunities for youth

By | 27 June 2018

YAS! acts as a hub for young entrepreneurs by aggregating existing information, access to finance, mentorship and networking opportunities. Young African entrepreneurs with potential to scale up across the region will soon have access to financing and support through a new innovative platform. YAS!, or Youth for Africa and SDGs, was launched at the Responsible Business… Read More »

Uniting the world against terrorism

By | 25 June 2018

Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace.  No country is immune.  Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities.  The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological… Read More »

Press Release: Countries embrace efforts to achieve SDGs amid mounting global challenges: UN Report

By | 21 June 2018

New York, 20 June – A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing… Read More »

Press Release: Forced displacement above 68m in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

By | 19 June 2018

Pretoria, 19 June 2018: Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, led by the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan’s war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Overwhelmingly it is… Read More »

THE Secretary-General Message On The International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War”

By | 18 June 2018

Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective security and a stain on our common humanity. Its effects can echo across generations, through trauma, stigma, poverty, poor health and unwanted pregnancy. Children conceived through wartime rape often struggle with issues of identity and belonging for decades after the guns have fallen silent. They… Read More »