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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

UN congratulates Botswana’s decision to decriminalise gay sex

11 June 2019, 9:32 PM

The United Nations Secretary General has joined his High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in warmly welcoming the decision by the High Court of Botswana to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults.

Antonio Gutteres

UN strongly condemns Mali attack

11 June 2019, 5:51 AM

The United Nations Secretary-General is outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and many wounded following an attack on a village in the Mopti region of central Mali.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka with Gianni Infantino

Mlambo-Ngcuka, Infantino calls on equal pay for women in soccer

8 June 2019, 5:43 PM

The Director of United Nations Women, Doctor Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, have signed a memorandum of understating that calls on equal pay for women in soccer.

The flag of North Korea is seen in Geneva, Switzerland.

South Korea approves $8 million in aid for hungry North

5 June 2019, 12:11 PM

The $8 million donation to North Korea will be made through the UN as President Moon Jae-in seeks to salvage diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington following the breakdown of the Hanoi summit.

UN welcomes gender-balanced new SA cabinet

31 May 2019, 7:53 PM

The United Nations Secretary General and the Executive Director of UN Women have praised the decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint a gender-balanced cabinet.

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