New York, 8 March 2018 -We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are… Read More »
FAO warns that food insecurity is set to rise again 27 February 2018, Rome – Poor rains and hot temperatures triggered water stress and adversely affected crop development in several areas of Southern Africa, FAO said today. While cereal stocks in the region are ample, the spell of dry weather and erratic rains earlier in the… Read More »
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.
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 »
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 »