Archive for the ‘UN Activities’ Category

UN marks AFRICA DAY 2016

26th May 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Outreach Activities, SDGs, UN Activities

Africa-Day

As part of the continent’s commemoration of Africa Day, which is celebrated annually on May 25, the United Nations in South Africa hosted a variety show of poems, song, dance and inspirational statements from prominent personalities, to underscore the importance of the Day. (more…)

UNEP Report Provides Roadmap for Solar Energy Exports from Ghana

18th May 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Outreach Activities, UN Activities
Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana Photo Credit: World Bank CC

Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana Photo Credit: World Bank CC

Accra, 20 April 2016 – A grid-connected 100 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the north of Ghana could save the country 40,000 tonnes in annual CO2 emissions, create 3,000 direct jobs, provide livelihoods for 23,000 of the poorest people and earn the country an annual $38 million from energy export. (more…)

Reflecting on the ills the Slave Trade  

18th March 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases, UN Activities
Group photo with UNIC staff and guests from the Transatlantic Slave Trade observance event

Group photo with UNIC staff and guests from the Transatlantic Slave Trade observance event

Over 70 school children and members of the public joined the United Nations to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. (more…)

UN Country Team on delivering better Results in South Africa

14th March 2016 Articles, Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases, UN Activities
Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Mangers

Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Managers

The United Nations Country Team recently held a three day retreat in the south of Johannesburg at which they focused on two key objectives: to assess the UN’s “fitness for purpose” in the South African context and in view of current work structures, as well as to build on existing cooperation and better engage with the Government on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (more…)

UNIC@work: Training UN Heads of Agencies.

7th March 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, Press Releases, UN Activities
Media trainer Koffi Kouakou at the UNCT training

Media trainer Koffi Kouakou at the UNCT training

UNIC Pretoria held a one-day Public Speaking and Handling the Media Skills course for UN heads and other members the country team outside Pretoria. (more…)