Category Archives: Press Releases

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 »

UNIC PRESENTS THE 17 SDGs AT THE ARLC GA-RANKUWA CAMPUS MOTIVATIONAL SERIES

By | 26 April 2016

For three years now, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) GA-RANKUWA  campus in collaboration with the Accomodation Residence Life and Catering (ARLC) Ga-Rankuwa Campus have been hosting motivational series in an attempt to empower and educate students about various aspects of life. This year, the motivational series took place on 14 April in Ga-Rankuwa at… Read More »

UNHCR begins relocation of Mozambicans asylum-seekers from congested Kapise village in Malawi

By | 22 April 2016

Kapise, Malawi 21 April 2016 – This morning, UNHCR started the transfer of nearly 10,000 Mozambicans asylum-seekers from Kapise village located in the south eastern Mwanza district of Malawi. The first convoy transporting 103 people departed Kapise on the 72 km journey to Luwani refugee camp located in Neno district where they will join the… Read More »

Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda – 7 April 2016

By | 11 April 2016

  In 1994, more than 800,000 people were systematically murdered throughout Rwanda. The vast majority were Tutsi, but moderate Hutu, Twa and others were also targeted. On this Day, we remember all who perished in the genocide and renew our resolve to prevent such atrocities from ever being repeated, anywhere in the world. We should… Read More »