UN Women ED Visits South Africa and World AIDS Day, 16 Days Events

Johannesburg, South Africa — On December 1st, 2015, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, visited her home country of South Africa, of which she is also former Deputy President. More »

On World AIDS Day 2015, Executive Director of UNAIDS calls on countries to quicken the pace of action

DURBAN/GENEVA, 1 December 2015—On World AIDS Day 2015, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, has said that countries are on a countdown to ending their AIDS epidemics and that if swift and effective action is taken over the next five years, one by one they will break their epidemics so that they cannot rebound. More »

Marking International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

On 26th November 2015 hundreds of South Africans and Palestinians came together to commemorate International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People at Brooklyn Ster-Kinekor Cinema in Pretoria. More »

Let’s Intensify International efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – South African State Security Minister

Pretoria, November 30, 2015 Minister of State Security Honourable David Mahlobo has condemned the senseless killing which is happening on a daily basis in Palestine and has called on the United Nations Security Council to be steadfast and make clear decisions about the situation. Mr Mahlobo was speaking at the Sterkinekor Cinema in Brooklyn Pretoria at the screening of the film Roadmap to Apartheid, to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which falls on November 29. More »

UN Women SAMCO turns South Africa Orange

From the economic capital of Johannesburg, to Cape Town, South Africa’s most beautiful city, UN Women SAMCO painted South Africa orange in honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism.

In Johannesburg, activities started in the morning, as UN Women SAMCO joined forces with Edcon – South Africa’s largest non-food retailer, and the group of which clothing retailer Edgars is a part – to launch the UNiTE Campaign to End Violence Against Women, and Edgars’ own campaign, EDgars UNiTE, turning everything orange in their wake. More »