Category Archives: Press Releases

The Secretary – General’s message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people

By | 29 November 2017

29 November 2017 : The Question of Palestine is inextricably linked with the history of the United Nations and is one of the longest unresolved issues on the Organization’s agenda.  Seventy years since the adoption of General Assembly Resolution 181, a sovereign and independent State of Palestine has yet to emerge alongside the State of Israel. … Read More »

Press Release : United Nations Deputy Secretary-General wraps up visit to South Africa, 27 November 2017

By | 27 November 2017

Cape Town, South Africa: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed wrapped her two-day visit in South Africa yesterday by participating in an intergenerational dialogue with young women in Khayelitsa, a high-density residential area in Cape Town, as part of the 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children.

South Africa urged to embrace FAO’s Internship, Volunteer and Fellows programmes

By | 20 November 2017

Initiative to harness contribution of young people in fighting hunger and malnutrition 20 November 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa – Stakeholders in South Africa have been urged to embrace FAO’s Internship, Volunteer and Fellows programmes. The programmes proactively and strategically target citizens of FAO Member Nations, especially from the Global South, to contribute to ending hunger, malnutrition… Read More »

Stop attacking the media—UNESCO message for International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, 2 November

By | 1 November 2017

UNESCO Press Release No.2017-126 Paris, 27 October—Ninety percent of cases concerning the killing of journalists remain unpunished, according to information Member States provided to the Organization in 2017. This is a slight improvement compared to last year, when countries’ answers to UNESCO’s written enquires indicated that only 8% of such cases led to a conviction.

PRESS RELEASE : The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement: UNICEF South Africa highlights its implications for children

By | 27 October 2017

PRETORIA, 27 October 2017: UNICEF South Africa believes that the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS 2017) affirms the commitment of the Government of South Africa to protect poor and vulnerable households. The MTBPS also lays out the persistent challenges for sustaining social services amidst difficult economic conditions which in turn affect budget revenues.