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World Teachers’ Day Highlights need to Transform Education

Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia alone will require 24 million more teachers, roughly half the number of new teachers needed in developing countries

Teachers are at the heart of education, and their valuable work must also lead to better salaries and working conditions, the heads of three UN agencies and a partner organization said on Wednesday. The statement comes in their joint message to mark World Teachers’ Day, celebrated annually on 5 October. The…

Source: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) |

Local Development for Peace Consolidation (DELPAZ) programme supports families and communities to consolidate peace and to implement the Maputo Agreement for Peace and National Reconciliation

DELPAZ contributes to a more equitable social and economic development across the country by developing investment activities in economic infrastructure

In 2019, the Maputo Accord for Peace and National Reconciliation was signed by President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi and Renamo opposition leader Ossufo Momade, formally putting an end to decades of conflict and insecurity. At its core is a special program to promote local development and socio-economic rehabilitation. Known as DELPAZ…

Source: International Trade Centre |

The International Trade Centre (ITC), UN Capital Development Fund Partner to unlock financing for women, youth and small businesses

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unlock financing for small businesses, with a focus on women’s economic empowerment, youth entrepreneurship and supportive business ecosystems

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today strengthened their partnership to promote sustainable finance solutions for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). ITC and UNCDF will focus on supporting businesses in frontier markets, emerging economies and least developed countries. The heads of the two…

Source: Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Capetown, The Republic of South Africa |

Consul General Encouraged “Back to Our Roots" Tour to Indonesia

The Consul General moreover encouraged Mr. Fatieg in reviving tour package to Indonesia, and suggested to combine it with the visit of Cape Malay businessmen to Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI)

On October 2, 2022, the Consul General accompanied by Socio-Culture Official hosted Mr. Fatieg Behardien, a South African businessman of Cape Malay/Indonesian descent who owns “Suburban Travel" travel agency. One of the tour packages he operates is the “Back to Our Roots", in which the participants make a tread tour…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Economies Grow by 5.5% But Benefits are Uneven

The report says that responsive governance will help countries confront these challenges more effectively now and cement the foundations for long term growth

The economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are expected to grow by 5.5% this year —the fastest rate since 2016—followed by a slowing of growth to 3.5% in 2023. Yet this growth is uneven across the region, as countries, still struggling to overcome the lasting effects…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

Agenda 111 is Making Up for A 60yr Gap in Access to Healthcare Facilities Across Ghana – Bawumia

The Agenda 111 project involves the construction and/or upgrading of 101 district hospitals, construction of six regional hospitals in the newly created regions

The decision to undertake arguably the largest investment in the country’s health care system, Agenda 111, arose from Government’s determination to close the gaping lack of access to healthcare facilities, especially in remote areas of the country, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has explained. Inspecting progress of work one of the…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Human Rights Council Holds Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in South Sudan, Concludes Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From January to August 2022, the Human Rights Division of the Mission delivered 225 capacity building and sensitisation activities to a total of 8,874 participants

The Human Rights Council this morning continued with its agenda item on technical assistance and capacity building, holding an interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in South Sudan and concluding the enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Christian…

Source: South African Government |

Employment and Labour on National Labour Migration Policy

The main objective of the National Labour Migration Policy (NLMP) will be to ensure that labour migration to and from South Africa is undertaken

Department of Employment and Labour’s National Labour Migration Policy aims to provide a national regulatory framework in line with the international labour standards and regional labour migration frameworks The Department of Employment and Labour Deputy Minister, Boitumelo Moloi, yesterday (04 October 2022) said the main objective of the National Labour…

Source: The Presidency: Republic of South Africa |

President Ramaphosa to officially open the Little Flower Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Local Municipality, Eastern Cape Province

The construction of the centre is part of the Vangasali campaign which is a partnership between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Basic Education

President Cyril Ramaphosa will later today, Wednesday, 05 October 2022, officially open the newly constructed Little Flower Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) in Nkantolo within the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. The centre had been operating for several years from a shack structure.   The construction of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Pandor to deliver a keynote address at the Irish Solidarity with Anti-Apartheid Struggle in South Africa Exhibition

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa curated an exhibition, which focusses on Irish solidarity with South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will, this evening, 05 October 2022, deliver a keynote address at the launch of the Irish Solidarity with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle in South Africa Exhibition at the Freedom Park, in Pretoria. In its efforts to highlight the historical links between…