International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27, 2016

UN in South Activities

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an global memorial day on 27 January commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews, 1 million Roma, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. More »

Mid-Term Review (MTR)Terms of Reference for the partnership on health and mobility in East and Southern Africa II (PHAMESA II)

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Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. IOM has current membership of 162 states and is active in 480 field locations across the globe. Together with its partners in the international community, IOM acts to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration governance and to advance understanding of migration issues. IOM aims at encouraging migration inclusive social and economic development, and to uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants at every phase of the migration cycle. More »

54th Graduate Study Programme (4 to 15 July 2016) Theme: Humanitarian assistance and Development

As in previous years, the United Nations Information Service at Geneva will organize a two-week Graduate Study Programme at the Palais des Nations for a group qualified post graduate students from all over the world. The 54th Geneva Graduate Study Programme will take place from 4 to 15 July 2016. More »

Secretary-General appoints Lieutenant General Derick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi of South Africa Force Commander for UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Lieutenant General Derick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi of South Africa as Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). More »

2015 in Pictures: A review of some of the year’s major developments

Looking back at the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summed it up in two words: “breakthrough and horror.” More »