PRESS RELEASE : United Nations Deputy Secretary-General arrives in South Africa on official visit, 24 November 2017

By | 24 November 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed arrived in South Africa today at the start of a two-day visit that will include delivering the 15th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2017 on Saturday in Cape Town. She was met at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg by the acting head of the UN… Read More »

South Africa urged to embrace FAO’s Internship, Volunteer and Fellows programmes

By | 20 November 2017

Initiative to harness contribution of young people in fighting hunger and malnutrition 20 November 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa – Stakeholders in South Africa have been urged to embrace FAO’s Internship, Volunteer and Fellows programmes. The programmes proactively and strategically target citizens of FAO Member Nations, especially from the Global South, to contribute to ending hunger, malnutrition… Read More »

UN peacekeeper in DR Congo honoured for combatting sexual violence on the frontlines

By | 16 November 2017

15 November 2017 – United Nations peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended on Wednesday for developing a Mission-wide, short message service (SMS) campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “I’m very happy, I’m proud to have been recognized for the good that… Read More »