Category Archives: Press Releases

UNIC supports SAIIA Young leaders

By | 14 July 2016

Seventy-five inspiring, young leaders,  gathered at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) to host their own negotiation session themed: ‘Connecting the past to the present: Young South Africans shaping a sustainable future’. The session was hosted as part of the fourth Young Leaders Conference and focused on equipping South African youth with knowledge… Read More »

UNAIDS warns that after significant reductions, declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are rising in some regions

By | 12 July 2016

Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children were reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997. However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years. The report outlines what is needed to step up prevention efforts GENEVA, 12 July 2016—A new… Read More »

UN launches worldwide search for exceptional young leaders to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

By | 30 June 2016

The United Nations today launched a new initiative to recognize exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequalities. Spear-headed by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Young Leaders Initiative will recognize on an annual basis 17 young leaders who are… Read More »

Media Statement – International Albinism Awareness Day – Monday 13 June

By | 13 June 2016

“Light in darkness for persons with albinism” – UN experts hail progress despite dire obstacles  GENEVA (10 June 2016) – Speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day on Monday 13 June, a group of seven United Nations human rights experts* hails the fast-growing movement to defend the human rights of persons with albinism, and their… Read More »