Game-changing technology boosts rhino protection

By | 24 January 2018

Thanks to a project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that began in 2013, rhinos are safer from poaching in South Africa today than they have been for a long time. The programme uses the latest technology to track poachers and improve rhino crime scene management. “The biggest challenge has been the consistent and relentless efforts of poachers,”… Read More »

The Secretary-General — Message on the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

By | 24 January 2018

Today we remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.  Countless others also lost their lives as cruelty convulsed the world. Yet decades since the Second World War, we see the persistence of anti-Semitism and an increase in other forms of prejudice. Neo-Nazis and white supremacy groups are among… Read More »

SDGs Series Article 1 : Poverty in South Africa

By | 23 January 2018

Globally, more than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day, many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation. The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals    … Read More »

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By | 23 January 2018

The Secretary-General is disturbed by reports of the killing on Sunday of at least six people during protests calling for the full implementation of the 31 December 2016 political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reports also suggest that 63 people were injured. He calls on the Congolese authorities to conduct credible investigations… Read More »

The Secretary-General and his Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour, launched his report on migration: Making Migration Work for All

By | 12 January 2018

New York, 11 January 2018 : The report provides a vision for how to better manage migration, for the benefit of all – the migrants themselves, their host communities and their societies of origin. The General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to produce the report as an input to the zero draft of the Global Compact for… Read More »