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The UNIC office in Pretoria was established in 1995, a year after South Africa's first democratic elections. UNIC is today one of 18 United Nations agencies, funds and programmes present in South Africa.http://pretoria.unic.org
The United Nations Information Centre develops, plans and co-ordinates public information activities with government, commissions, non-governmental organizations, the media and public and private institutions within the parameters of national priorities to ensure that there is cooperation among UN development agencies, donor governments and organizations in addressing development concerns.
UNIC also provide newsgathering organizations, government officials, diplomats, the research community and the general public with up-to-date information about the activities of the United Nations on a timely basis.
In addition, UNIC provides substantive and logistical support during visits by the Secretary-General and other high-level officials of the UN, including media monitoring, information dissemination and government liaison.