22 October 2010
Students attend a UN4U briefing
During the week of 18-22 October, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) Maseru with the support from the UN Resident Coordinator and other UN agencies Heads in the country visited 7 education institutions to brief about the UN, MDGs and other issues on the UN agenda, a total of 2,215 students were reached.
27 August 2010
Audience flashes the red cards
The UN Information Centre (UNIC) Maseru
along with UNDP
and a cinema company jointly organized a film festival to launch the International Year of Youth 2010
, followed by discussions and performances by youth organizations. An interactive theatre play allowed participants to be actively involved by flashing red cards signaling a disagreement or warning against a dangerous move or decision by a character. A market place was set up allowing youth organizations to display their works and to network.
01 March 2009
Winners of the annual peace essay competition posing with (in the back from left) UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie; Minister of Justice, Human Rights and the Correctional Service, Mrs. Mpeo Mahase-Moiloa and; Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms. Ntlhoi Motsamai.
On 4 March 2009, an award ceremony was held for winners of a peace essay competition held in 2008 and open to all Grade 11 students in Lesotho. The competition was organized by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Maseru in collaboration with the Bahai Community, Transformation Resource Centre and Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and the Correctional Service. The topic was "Dignity and Justice For All of Us" within the framework of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, commemorated in 2008. Prizes were awarded by the Minister of Justice and the UN Resident Coordinator.
26 July 2007
16 members of the Mohale's Hoek Development Studies Teachers Association visited the UN House on 26 July for an outreach event. The National Information Officer (NIO) of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Maseru gave a presentation on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The briefing covered the history of the UN, the Millennium Summit and Declaration as well as the MDGs. The NIO also discussed MDG briefing materials on the Cyberschoolbus
website. The video entitled "The UN Working for Us All" was screened. Copies of relevant documentation, the UN Works
posters and copies of "Basic Facts about the UN" were distributed. The participants were especially interested in the "Teaching Human Rights" publication and the Sesotho translation of "60 Ways the UN Makes a Difference."