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Brand South Africa welcomes the United Nations’ appreciation of SA’s peacekeeping operations

Johannesburg, Friday 31 May 2019 – Brand South Africa has noted and welcomes the United Nations (UN) recognition and praise of South Africa’s role in...

South Africa’s treasures on show at intellectual property gathering in Switzerland

South African delegates were in Geneva, Switzerland, for the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) General Assembly where they showcased the country's cultural...

Tanzanian summit tackles ignorance of albinism

21 June 2016The first Action on Albinism in Africa forum, held from 17 to 19 June in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, brought together over...

Remembering Boutros Boutros-Ghali

It was a tricky global environment when Boutros Boutros-Ghali became the secretary-general of the United Nations in 1992. The world was emerging from the Cold War and countries were redefining relationships with each other. He navigated a new path for the organisation.

Connecting women to technology

An Intel programme called She Will Connect aims to increase women's access to the digital world. Research has shown there is a significant gender gap in developing countries in using technology such as the web. It'll help to empower women in their businesses, increase literacy, and strengthen their voice.

South African feminist a global voice for women

After six years on the job as a UN special rapporteur, Rashida Manjoo is optimistic that it is possible to eradicate violence against women. Based in Cape Town, her job is to make sure governments uphold women's human rights in South Africa and abroad.

UN awards first Nelson Mandela prize

UN awards first Nelson Mandela prize

Two laureates have been awarded the first UN Nelson Mandela Prize - Dr Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal, who were recognised by the global body for their services to humanity and democracy, in the spirit of the late leader.

South African men: Lean in for women’s rights

sonke - thumbTo mark International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, a local thrust to Sheryl Sandberg's global LeanIn initiative asks South African men to demonstrate how they celebrate and support the women of the country.

Guidelines for domestic violence cases

UN Women launches civil society group in South Africa

UN Women's Civil Society Advisory Group brings together people from non- governmental organisations, academia, research institutions and the private sector to help the United Nations unit undertake its work towards gender equality in South Africa.

‘Young people will determine the fate of South Africa’

Launching the UN's new State of the World’s Population Report on Tuesday, minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini said South Africa's predominantly youthful population had the potential to spur economic growth and social change. Read the full text of her speech.


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