Category Archives: Press Releases


By | 11 January 2017

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA | 15 – 18 JANUARY 2017 UN World Data Forum set to kick off with ambitious agenda, launching innovative data solutions to improve lives More than 1,000 data leaders from government, business, science and civil society to collaborate on challenges and initiatives at Forum, opening 15 January in Cape Town

UNIC Pretoria observes 3rd Palestinian Cultural Week in South Africa

By | 15 December 2016

The 29th November of each year is significantly observed as the UN international Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This follows the adoption of the resolution 181(II) by the General Assembly in 1947 partitioning Palestine into two states. That resolution provided for the establishment in Palestine of a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”.… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE – UNDP Launches New Publication on Climate and Weather Services in Africa

By | 11 November 2016

UNDP Report Calls for Enabling Actions by African Leaders to Support ‘A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services’  Public-Private Partnerships, New Technologies, Regional Cooperation, Capacity Building Key to Resolving Sub-Saharan Africa’s Persistent Challenges in Maintaining Sustainable Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Marrakesh, Morocco, 10 November 2016 – During today’s climate talks in Marrakech,… Read More »

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 »