Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

UNIC and APRM join forces to mark the 13th Anniversary of the African Body

4th March 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases


Dignitaries from various African countries

Dignitaries from various African countries

13 years ago, on the 9th of March 2003, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a self-monitoring instrument of governance, was established by participating member states of the African Union (AU) in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).  (more…)

South Africa’s human rights record to be reviewed by UN Committee

2nd March 2016 Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases

GENEVA  – South Africa’s human rights record will be reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee on 7 and 8 March in Geneva.        (more…)

UN Human Development Reports points to gender imbalance in paid and unpaid work in South Africa

3rd February 2016 Latest News, Press Releases

Johannesburg, February, 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa has launched the global 2015 Human Development Report in Johannesburg. Titled ‘Work for Human Development’ the report examines links between work and human development and explores changes between job security, flexibility and demand for skills as well as issues of paid and unpaid work, including care, voluntary, creative and sustainable work. (more…)

UN shares lessons and stories from the Holocaust and Genocide with high school students

27th January 2016 Press Releases

Pretoria, January 27, 2016 – Nearly 200 Grade Nine school children today heard first-hand accounts of how millions of Jews and others suffered or were killed in the Holocaust during the Second World War, as well as during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. (more…)

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change – 195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius

14th December 2015 Press Releases

Paris, 12 December 2015 – A historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris today. The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. The universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The 1.5 degree Celsius limit is a significantly safer defense line against the worst impacts of a changing climate. Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability to deal with the impacts of climate change. To reach these ambitious and important goals, appropriate financial flows will be put in place, thus making stronger action by developing countries and the most vulnerable possible, in line with their own national objectives. (more…)