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UN Country Team on delivering better Results in South Africa

14th March 2016 Articles, Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases, UN Activities
Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Mangers

Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Managers

The United Nations Country Team recently held a three day retreat in the south of Johannesburg at which they focused on two key objectives: to assess the UN’s “fitness for purpose” in the South African context and in view of current work structures, as well as to build on existing cooperation and better engage with the Government on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (more…)

UNIC@work: Training UN Heads of Agencies.

7th March 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, Press Releases, UN Activities
Media trainer Koffi Kouakou at the UNCT training

Media trainer Koffi Kouakou at the UNCT training

UNIC Pretoria held a one-day Public Speaking and Handling the Media Skills course for UN heads and other members the country team outside Pretoria. (more…)

UNIC and APRM join forces to mark the 13th Anniversary of the African Body

4th March 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases

 

Dignitaries from various African countries

Dignitaries from various African countries

13 years ago, on the 9th of March 2003, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a self-monitoring instrument of governance, was established by participating member states of the African Union (AU) in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).  (more…)

South Africa’s human rights record to be reviewed by UN Committee

2nd March 2016 Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases

GENEVA  – South Africa’s human rights record will be reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee on 7 and 8 March in Geneva.        (more…)

UN Human Development Reports points to gender imbalance in paid and unpaid work in South Africa

3rd February 2016 Latest News, Press Releases

Johannesburg, February, 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa has launched the global 2015 Human Development Report in Johannesburg. Titled ‘Work for Human Development’ the report examines links between work and human development and explores changes between job security, flexibility and demand for skills as well as issues of paid and unpaid work, including care, voluntary, creative and sustainable work. (more…)