OP-ED by UN Secretary-General, António Guterres This piece originally appeared in the Financial Times under the headline ‘Progress toward sustainable development is seriously off-track’. People around the world are taking to the streets to protest against rising living costs and real or perceived injustice. They feel the economy is not working for them — and… Read More »
29 Oct 2019 – Remarks by Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, on towards the successful implementation of the women, peace and security agenda: moving from commitments to accomplishments in preparation for the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of SC resolution 1325 (2000) during the 8649th meeting of the Security Council.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is closely following developments in front of its office in Cape Town, South Africa, where police – pursuant to a court order – is acting to address the protest by refugees and asylum-seekers. The police action is being undertaken after refugees and asylum seekers staged a sit-in protest since 8… Read More »
Your Excellency, President of the Republic of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ministers of the Government of South Africa in attendance Officials of Government. And to my sisters, the leadership of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa and Compatriots of industries and companies, Women entrepreneurs in attendance this morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is… Read More »
Pretoria – The employees of the United Nations in South Africa marked UN Day with a walk, song and dance in colourful outfits in Pretoria on Friday. About 100 workers from the organisation took to the streets to commemorate the day and raise awareness about Agenda 2030, which includes the 17 sustainable development goals for… Read More »
The United Nations (UN) role in ending apartheid is well documented; what is less known is its relevance to a democratic South Africa (SA). As the world, this week, marks the UN’s 74th birthday amidst concerns over its ability to finance an ambitious development agenda, it is time for a sober reflection on why the global… Read More »