Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda – 7 April 2016

 

Secretary General Ban ki-Moon. UN Photo/ Mark Garten

Secretary General Ban ki-Moon. UN Photo/ Mark Garten

In 1994, more than 800,000 people were systematically murdered throughout Rwanda. The vast majority were Tutsi, but moderate Hutu, Twa and others were also targeted. On this Day, we remember all who perished in the genocide and renew our resolve to prevent such atrocities from ever being repeated, anywhere in the world.

We should all be inspired by the survivors’ courage in showing that reconciliation is possible even after such a tragedy. With the Great Lakes region still facing serious threats to peace and security, healing and reconstruction remain essential.

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Reflecting on the ills the Slave Trade  

Group photo with UNIC staff and guests from the Transatlantic Slave Trade observance event

Group photo with UNIC staff and guests from the Transatlantic Slave Trade observance event

Over 70 school children and members of the public joined the United Nations to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. More »

UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office Celebrates International Women’s Day

 

SouthAfrica_RingtheBell: Two musicians are joined  onstage by the Keynote Speaker, Public Protector of South Africa Advocate Thuli Madonsela; Zeona Jacobs, Director of Corporate and Marketing Affairs for the JSE; JSE Chairperson Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita and UN Women SAMCO Representative Anne Githuku-Shongwe (Left to right)  who together sounded the instruments to open the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as part of 'Ring the Bell' events around the world. Photo Credit: UN Women/Helen Sullivan

SouthAfrica_RingtheBell: Two musicians are joined
onstage by the Keynote Speaker, Public Protector of South Africa Advocate Thuli Madonsela;
Zeona Jacobs, Director of Corporate and Marketing Affairs for the JSE;
JSE Chairperson Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita and UN Women SAMCO Representative Anne Githuku-Shongwe (Left to right)
who together sounded the instruments to open the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as part of ‘Ring the Bell’ events around the world.
Photo Credit: UN Women/Helen Sullivan

UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office’s International Women’s Day Programme started a day early, on February 7th.In partnership with UNFPA, The Swedish Embassy and the Commission for Gender Equality, UN Women SAMCO hosted a panel discussion entitled: “The Elimination of Violence Against Women in South Africa: Moving the Agenda Forward”.

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UN Country Team on delivering better Results in South Africa

Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Mangers

Heads of UN Agencies and Programme Managers

The United Nations Country Team recently held a three day retreat in the south of Johannesburg at which they focused on two key objectives: to assess the UN’s “fitness for purpose” in the South African context and in view of current work structures, as well as to build on existing cooperation and better engage with the Government on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. More »

UNIC@work: Training UN Heads of Agencies.

Media trainer Koffi Kouakou at the UNCT training

Media trainer Koffi Kouakou at the UNCT training

UNIC Pretoria held a one-day Public Speaking and Handling the Media Skills course for UN heads and other members the country team outside Pretoria. More »