UNIC Pretoria observes 3rd Palestinian Cultural Week in South Africa

pal9The 29th November of each year is significantly observed as the UN international Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This follows the adoption of the resolution 181(II) by the General Assembly in 1947 partitioning Palestine into two states. That resolution provided for the establishment in Palestine of a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”. Of the two States to be created under this resolution, only one, Israel, has so far come into being.

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9th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres will take his Oath

9th-secretary-general-of-un-mr-antonio-guterresThe 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, will take his Oath of Office today, Monday, 12 December 2016 at a special plenary meeting of the General Assembly beginning at 10:00 a.m. (New York Time) in the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York.

UN Web TV Live streaming of taking of the oath by the Secretary-General-designate António Guterres – 12 December 2016

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TUNE IN – The event will start at 10:00am and end at 11:30am (estimated) New York time on Monday 12th December 2016.

Please find following the new direct links in all official 6 Languages for the UN Web TV Live streaming of taking of the oath by the Secretary-General-designate António Guterres.

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Today  the , 12th December 2016.

Do not miss it….

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Secondary Schools excel at the SAIIA Young Researchers Symposium 2016

http://www.saiia.org.za/events/saiia-2016-young-researchers-symposium-on-climate-change-and-sustainable-developmentSobantu Secondary School from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal was awarded first position for their research paper at the annual Young Researchers Symposium organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs.

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY, 5 DECEMBER 2016

unflagVolunteers work tirelessly to create a better future for all. They contribute to national well-being and show global solidarity at times of crisis.   We see this in action all over the world, most notably over the past year as volunteers have provided shelter and wide-ranging support to millions of refugees forced from their homes by armed conflict and persecution.

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