The Secretary-General’s written message on International Women’s Day New York, 8 March 2017

By | 8 March 2017

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential. Historic imbalances in power… Read More »

UNCG Retreat

By | 3 March 2017

UNIC Pretoria hosted the UNCG Retreat to discuss priorities for 2017. The purpose of the retreat was to develop a work plan with clear activities for the year ahead. The meeting was well attended with representatives from Office of the Resident Coordinator , International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, UN Women, UNHCR, UNEP and the UN… Read More »

International Mother Language Day 21 February

By | 21 February 2017

UNESCO Director-General’s Message On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, UNESCO restates its wholehearted commitment to linguistic diversity and multilingualism. Languages express who we are, they structure our thoughts and identities. There can be no authentic dialogue or effective international cooperation without respect for linguistic diversity, which opens up true understanding of every culture.… Read More »

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Spokesperson on The Gambia

By | 17 February 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the occasion of The Gambia’s  notification of rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court  On 10 February, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations delivered to the Secretary-General notification of the country’s rescission of… Read More »