PRESS RELEASE: UNICEF South Africa: International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October

By | 11 October 2016

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF  PRETORIA, 11 October, 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age, according to… Read More »

AFRICA WEEK (10 – 14 OCTOBER 2016)

By | 10 October 2016

The UN is celebrating the achievements of Africa with a week-long series of events on Strengthening Partnerships for Inclusive Sustainable Development, Good Governance, Peace and Stability in Africa. The Africa Week will bring together at UNHQ high-level representatives of UN Member States, UN System entities, African regional and sub-regional organizations. This week, Africa is at… Read More »

Migration Dynamics, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa

By | 27 September 2016

On 19 September the United Nations General Assembly hosted its first ever High-Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach to addressing the worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII. The summit provided an historic opportunity to develop… Read More »