Category Archives: Press Releases

Press Release : United Nations Deputy Secretary-General wraps up visit to South Africa, 27 November 2017

By | 27 November 2017

Cape Town, South Africa: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed wrapped her two-day visit in South Africa yesterday by participating in an intergenerational dialogue with young women in Khayelitsa, a high-density residential area in Cape Town, as part of the 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children.

South Africa urged to embrace FAO’s Internship, Volunteer and Fellows programmes

By | 20 November 2017

Initiative to harness contribution of young people in fighting hunger and malnutrition 20 November 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa – Stakeholders in South Africa have been urged to embrace FAO’s Internship, Volunteer and Fellows programmes. The programmes proactively and strategically target citizens of FAO Member Nations, especially from the Global South, to contribute to ending hunger, malnutrition… Read More »

Stop attacking the media—UNESCO message for International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, 2 November

By | 1 November 2017

UNESCO Press Release No.2017-126 Paris, 27 October—Ninety percent of cases concerning the killing of journalists remain unpunished, according to information Member States provided to the Organization in 2017. This is a slight improvement compared to last year, when countries’ answers to UNESCO’s written enquires indicated that only 8% of such cases led to a conviction.

PRESS RELEASE : The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement: UNICEF South Africa highlights its implications for children

By | 27 October 2017

PRETORIA, 27 October 2017: UNICEF South Africa believes that the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS 2017) affirms the commitment of the Government of South Africa to protect poor and vulnerable households. The MTBPS also lays out the persistent challenges for sustaining social services amidst difficult economic conditions which in turn affect budget revenues.

Press Release : The United Nations in South Africa opens exhibition at Apartheid Museum, 20 October 2017

By | 20 October 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa: The United Nations in South Africa yesterday launched its exhibition, “The Role of the United Nations in the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa” at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The exhibition, which was organized in partnership with the museum and Brand South Africa, showcases the UN’s contribution in the fight against… Read More »