Category Archives: Press Releases

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 »

UN marks Madiba Day with school children from Atteridgeville

By | 21 July 2016

The UN Information Centre Library in Pretoria was a hive of activity this morning where dozens of school children from Sefako Makgatho Primary School in Attridgeville diplomats, UN partners and members of the public gathered to mark International Nelson Mandela Day. The focus of the event was a UN donation of 60 school bags to… Read More »

UN commends South Africa for its leading role in tackling HIV and AIDS

By | 19 July 2016

  Durban, 18 July 2016 – The Secretary-General today met with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, on the opening day of the AIDS2016 conference in Durban. The Secretary-General commended South Africa for its progress in the fight against AIDS, particularly in giving access to treatment to people affected by HIV, recalling that the Durban Conference in… Read More »

UN Secretary-General commends South Africa’s global leadership in HIV and AIDS fights

By | 18 July 2016

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa this morning paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon ahead of the official opening of the 21 International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban. The courtesy call also falls on the Special International Mandela Day being celebrated in South Africa today. The UNSG commended the progress made in… Read More »