The Secretary General – Message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery , 2 December 2016

By | 2 December 2016

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery calls upon us to remember victims around the world and to reflect on progress towards the elimination of all contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour, the worst forms of child labour, forced and servile marriage, bonded labour and human trafficking.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS ON WORLD AIDS DAY New York, 30 November 2016

By | 1 December 2016

Thank you, Mr. Sidibe, for your very kind words and for recognizing my small contribution. Whatever we might have been able to achieve, it was done with all our concerted efforts and commitment.I am honoured to take this very meaningful gift as a token of our common solidarity, reigniting and solidifying our strong engagement and… Read More »

UNIC Pretoria celebrates Universal Children’s Day 2016

By | 1 December 2016

Bringing the SDGs to Children UNIC Pretoria celebrated Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, with children from the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) at the UNIC library in Pretoria. Activities were arranged for the children, aged between 6 and 12 years relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through various activities, students discussed their… Read More »

The secretary-general — Message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls 25 November 2016

By | 28 November 2016

At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development.  Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.