Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways. Prosperity and nutrition are improving, child marriage and teenage pregnancy are declining, and female educational attainment and participation in the labour force are on the rise.
5 OCTOBER 2017: The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General is appalled that more than 8,000 children were killed and maimed in conflict situations in 2016. These unacceptable attacks on children, as well as the continued widespread recruitment and use of children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and… Read More »
More than 120 policy-makers, representatives of workers, employers and community organizations from 16 different countries gather this week in Johannesburg to discuss the future of work on the African continent. JOHANNESBURG, 29 September 2017. The International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize the first Decent Work Academy in collaboration with South-African National Economic Development and Labour… Read More »
20 September 2017 – Warning that Africa is beset by the double scourge of the disparity of the global economy and illicit financial outflows, South African President Jacob Zuma today called on the United Nations to play a central role in tackling both issues, which are major obstacle to full development.
20 September 2017 – I would like to express my deep solidarity to the government and the people of Mexico. Unfortunately, we are having every day a new dramatic event in this part of the world. This time we cannot blame climate change; it is an earthquake. It is a devastating one. I want to… Read More »