Category Archives: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE – Budget 2018: UNICEF South Africa highlights its implications for children

By | 23 February 2018

PRETORIA, 23 February 2018: UNICEF South Africa acknowledges the South African Government’s commitment to ensuring a balance between financial stability and ensuring the progressive realisation of children’s social and economic rights. UNICEF is pleased to note that total government expenditure is projected to increase by an average of 1.9 per cent in real terms over… Read More »

Press Release: United Nations Youth Envoy engages with young girls at a school in Pretoria

By | 14 February 2018

13 February 2018 – UNIC/PR/2018/02/13 Pretoria, South Africa: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, yesterday held an interactive discussion with young girls from the Young Rise Club at the Steve Tshwete Secondary School in Olievenhoutbosch, west of Pretoria. The club, a programme organized by non-profit organization Soul City, aims to empower girls on… Read More »

Game-changing technology boosts rhino protection

By | 24 January 2018

Thanks to a project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that began in 2013, rhinos are safer from poaching in South Africa today than they have been for a long time. The programme uses the latest technology to track poachers and improve rhino crime scene management. “The biggest challenge has been the consistent and relentless efforts of poachers,”… Read More »

Press Release : Managing migration is one of the most urgent and profound tests of international cooperation in our time

By | 11 January 2018

New York, 11 January 2018 “Migration is an expanding global reality” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres maintains in his report released today. “The time for debating the need for cooperation in this field is past”, and “managing it is one of the most urgent and profound tests of international cooperation of our time.”