Majority Female Ranger Unit from South Africa Wins Top UN Environmental Prize

Pretoria, 7 September 2015 – The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a South African and majority-women ranger group, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award. More »

UN Country Team Meeting with National Treasury

Heads of UN Agencies in South Africa recently held a meeting with senior Directors at the Department of National Treasury in Pretoria More »

UNAIDS South Africa lends voice to high-level dialogue on men and HIV

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Country Director in South Africa, Dr Erasmus Morah, recently attended a high-level dialogue forum aimed at highlighting men’s involvement in the HIV response and the impact of violence against women and children. More »

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Philippine journalist, calls for inquiry

Philippine, 3 September 2015 – The head of the United Nations agency charged with promoting press freedom condemned today the killing of Philippine journalist Cosme Diez Maestrado, who was shot by unknown assailants on 27 August in Ozamiz City in the Philippines. More »

Liberia again declared free of Ebola transmission as number of cases remains stable in wider West Africa

Liberia, 3 September 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission after the disease had resurfaced in June, and as the country enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance, the number of cases in the rest of West Africa remained stable at three for the fifth consecutive week. More »