Category Archives: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: UNICEF South Africa: International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October

By | 11 October 2016

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF  PRETORIA, 11 October, 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age, according to… Read More »

The Secretary – General – Message on the International Day of Peace – 21 September 2016

By | 20 September 2016

Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end. But peace is about much more than putting weapons… Read More »

Press Release on New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted by all Member States at historic UN Summit

By | 19 September 2016

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Monday, 19 September 2016 – World leaders came together at the United Nations General Assembly today to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants which expresses the political will of world leaders to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements… Read More »

UN Secretary General’s message on International Literacy Day (8th September 2016)

By | 8 September 2016

MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY This year, the world the world has embarked on implementing the ambitious and transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  With its 17 universal, integrated and interdependent Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is an action plan for people, planet, partnership and peace. Literacy stands at heart of the 2030 Agenda. … Read More »

UN marks Women’s month with a friendly soccer match against Vhakhegula Vakhegula soccer team from Limpopo

By | 12 August 2016

  The United Nations in South Africa all-female soccer team won 1-0 in a friendly match against the Vakhegula Vakhegula soccer team on Friday, 12 August 2016 at the CSIR soccer pitch in Pretoria. The match, in celebration of Women’s Month in South Africa, was aimed at bringing together women from various backgrounds who play… Read More »