On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following: · Countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders… Read More »
GENEVA (1 February 2017) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today said that the Executive Order signed by US President Donald Trump on 27 January 2017 breaches the country’s international human rights obligations, which protect the principles of non-refoulement and non-discrimination based on race, nationality or religion.
On 31 January, 2017 the members of the Security Council heard the briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura, and reiterated their support for the United Nations’ efforts to facilitate the lasting political settlement of the Syrian crisis through an inclusive and Syrian-led political process that meets the legitimate aspirations of… Read More »
Introduction The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development was adopted by UN member states in September 2015. It is an agenda for people, planet and prosperity, which also “seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom”. The new agenda will be implemented by “all countries and stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership.” It consists of four parts:… Read More »
UNIC Pretoria observes International Day of Commemoration in memory of the Victims of the Holocaust with learners from Ahmed Timol Secondary School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp