Readout of the Secretary-General’stelephone call to H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of SouthAfrica

unflagThe Secretary-General spoke with H.E.Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa. He acknowledgedSouth Africa’s leading role in addressing pressing global issues, particularlywith respect to peace and security in Africa and the Climate Change agreement.He thanked President Zuma for the constant support he has given to theSecretary-General on these issues.

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Diplomatic Fair 2016

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), through the Branch: Public Diplomacy, will host the Diplomatic Fair on Saturday, 29 October 2016, from 9:00 at the Union Buildings lawns, Pretoria, under the theme: “OR Tambo Lives! Celebrating the Life and Legacy of OR Tambo”.

Other activities will include exhibitions, cultural performances, a kiddies’ fun corner, food-tastings and entertainment by leading South African artists.

http://www.dirco.gov.za/dipfair/

 

Albinism: “Cost cannot be an excuse when fighting violence and discrimination” – New UN report

ohchrNEW YORK (26 October 2016) – United Nations human expert Ikponwosa Ero today called on all government representatives gathered at the UN General Assembly to take urgent measures to put an end to the growing problem of violence and extreme discrimination against persons with albinism.

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Tweeting 71 years of the UN – UN Day Twitter Party

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A student engages with Under Secretary-General and Head of the Department of Communication and Public Information at the UN, Ms Cristina Gallach.

UNIC Pretoria celebrated UN Day on Monday, 24th October by hosting a Twitter Party at the Rosa Parks Innovation Studio in Soweto, south of Johannesburg.

The event, in partnership with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), aimed at bringing learners together in the digital world and affording them the opportunity to interact with Under Secretary-General and Head of the Department of Communication and Public Information at the UN, Ms Cristina Gallach.

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WORLD FOOD DAY COMMEMORATION

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On 14 October, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, speaking at the World Food Day commemoration event, at Nkume Sports Field in uMlalazi Local Municipality in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, advised that “Climate change is real and things must change”.

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