The Secretary-General’s message for the 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace

By | 14 June 2017

Upon taking up my duties as Secretary-General in January of this year, my very first act was to issue an appeal for peace — a call on citizens, governments and leaders everywhere to put peace first. The International Day of Peace, observed every year on 21 September, embodies our shared aspiration to end the needless… Read More »

World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2017

By | 14 June 2017

Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood. Providing safe and adequate blood should be an integral part of every country’s national health care policy and infrastructure. http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2017/en/  

UNICEF and musician Zakes Bantwini launch Father’s Day Campaign

By | 7 June 2017

With additional support from partners including LEGO Foundation, Ster Kinekor and Supersport the campaign highlights the importance of fathers in the early years Johannesburg/South Africa, 7 June 2017 – With celebrated musician and its Celebrity Advocate Zakes Bantwini, UNICEF today launched its Father’s Day campaign, supported by the LEGO Foundation. The campaign highlights the importance… Read More »