UN human rights chief deplores new allegation of sexual abuse in CAR

CAR, 3 September 2015 – United Nations staff in the Central African Republic (CAR) learned on 30 August that a girl was allegedly sexually abused around a year ago by a member of the French military force there, known as Sangaris, according to the world body’s human rights chief. More »

Student returns to Somalia with dream of becoming a doctor

Kenya, 3 September 2015 – Six years ago when Rahma, first arrived in Kenya as a refugee, she was illiterate. Now, 19, she has returned with plans to be a doctor.

Last month, Rahma was on board two repatriation flights carrying 116 returnees from Kenya to Somalia – the final leg of what has been a transformative journey. More »

UNIC at Annual International Careers Evening

Pretoria, 3 September 2015 – UNIC Pretoria took part in the annual SAIIA-KAS Careers evening at Wits University in Johannesburg on 12 August 2015. The Fair attracts more than 300 students from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Among other exhibitors were the British High Commission, World Bank Group, The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO). More »

UNHCR is looking for candidates for a number of positions

Geneva, 3 September 2015 – “UNHCR is looking for candidates for a number of positions which is targeted at experienced professionals in a number of functional areas. More »

UN envoy hails opening of ICC trial against Congolese rebel leader as ‘victory for survivors’

Netherlands, 2 September 2015 – As the International Criminal Court (ICC) trial of Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda opened today, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict said that it served as a powerful reminder to military leaders accused of similar acts that justice will ultimately prevail. More »