Zeenat Abdool from the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) spoke about the Smurfs Movie and the SDGs on the SABC3 -Expresso Show
20 March 2017, UNIC Pretoria ahead of International Day of Happiness made an appearance on the SABC3 Expresso Live Show to promote the Smurfs Movie .
The Smurfs and the United Nations: Teaming up for a happier, more peaceful and more equitable world in partnership with UNICEF, Flow Communications and Sony South Africa.
New York, 9 March 2017: The Secretary-General today released his report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach for consideration by the General Assembly.
During his first week in office, in January 2017, the Secretary-General established a diverse High-Level Task Force, led by his Special Coordinator Jane Holl Lute, to develop as a matter of urgency a strategy to achieve visible and measurable improvements in the way the Organisation prevents and responds to sexual exploitation and abuse.
Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo: World Economic Forum/Boris Baldinger (file)
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 relations between men and women, exacerbated by growing inequalities within and between societies and countries, are leading to greater discrimination against women and girls. Around the world, tradition, cultural values and religion are being misused to curtail women’s rights, to entrench sexism and defend misogynistic practices.
UNCG Retreat (South Africa). Photo : UNIC
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 Information Centre (UNIC).