Category Archives: Press Releases


By | 26 May 2017

Africa’s fertile waters are powerful magnets for fishermen – both legal and illegal. With many coastal communities dependent on local fish for employment and food, overfishing threatens to destroy livelihoods #SDG14 #SaveOurOcean  

UN in South Africa celebrates Africa Day with the Department of Science and Technology.

By | 26 May 2017

The United Nations in South Africa joined the Department of Science and Technology in celebrating Africa Day at the Freedom Park in Pretoria. The day is marked annually on 25 May to celebrate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now called the African Union) in 1963. The theme for this year was “Celebrating… Read More »

UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 24 May 2017

By | 24 May 2017

— Two fallen peacekeepers from South Africa to be honoured at ceremony at UN Headquarters – The United Nation Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Wednesday, 24 May.  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag… Read More »