UN Secretary General’s message on International Literacy Day (8th September 2016)

By | 8 September 2016

MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY This year, the world the world has embarked on implementing the ambitious and transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  With its 17 universal, integrated and interdependent Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is an action plan for people, planet, partnership and peace. Literacy stands at heart of the 2030 Agenda. … Read More »

UN marks Women’s month with a friendly soccer match against Vhakhegula Vakhegula soccer team from Limpopo

By | 12 August 2016

  The United Nations in South Africa all-female soccer team won 1-0 in a friendly match against the Vakhegula Vakhegula soccer team on Friday, 12 August 2016 at the CSIR soccer pitch in Pretoria. The match, in celebration of Women’s Month in South Africa, was aimed at bringing together women from various backgrounds who play… Read More »

South Africa’s Health Minister urges employers to support Breastfeeding mothers in the workplace

By | 29 July 2016

  The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi says the low rate of exclusive breastfeeding in South Africa and many parts of the world is concerning as breastfeeding contributes to child survival. “It is of great concern that exclusive breastfeeding rates globally and in our country are extremely low. Globally it is estimated that only… Read More »

UN Chief plants a special a tree in honour of Mandela Day

By | 25 July 2016

  UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon recently attended the official opening of the International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban. During his visit, Mr Ban met with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other senior government officials as well as civil society leaders. The UN Chief addressed media on the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on access to Medicines.

UN marks Madiba Day with school children from Atteridgeville

By | 21 July 2016

The UN Information Centre Library in Pretoria was a hive of activity this morning where dozens of school children from Sefako Makgatho Primary School in Attridgeville diplomats, UN partners and members of the public gathered to mark International Nelson Mandela Day. The focus of the event was a UN donation of 60 school bags to… Read More »