Joint Statement by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) on Sierra Leone

By | 1 March 2018

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU) are following closely and with much interest the progress towards Sierra Leone’s presidential, parliamentary and local council elections scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018. 

SG message on sexual harassment in the workplace

By | 27 February 2018

As part of my commitment to encourage and enable staff to call out sexual harassment in the workplace, and to support victims and witnesses, I am pleased to announce the launch of a “Speak up” helpline. The helpline is a 24-hour resource for UN Secretariat personnel to speak confidentially with an impartial and trained individual who can provide information… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE – Budget 2018: UNICEF South Africa highlights its implications for children

By | 23 February 2018

PRETORIA, 23 February 2018: UNICEF South Africa acknowledges the South African Government’s commitment to ensuring a balance between financial stability and ensuring the progressive realisation of children’s social and economic rights. UNICEF is pleased to note that total government expenditure is projected to increase by an average of 1.9 per cent in real terms over… Read More »