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United Nations denounces violence against foreign nationals

Expressed deep concern over recent and ongoing acts of violence against foreign nationals that have been spreading across several parts of the country, particularly in the Gauteng Province

The Acting Resident Coordinator for the United Nations in South Africa, Ayodele Odusola, has expressed deep concern over recent and ongoing acts of violence against foreign nationals that have been spreading across several parts of the country, particularly in the Gauteng Province. “Over the past few days, we have witnessed,…

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Dr. Esther Mahlangu receives the first United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Southern Africa NGO & Multi-Stakeholder Award in recognition of inclusivity & empowerment

UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner (Operations) Mr. George Okoth-Obbo will be attending the event from UNHCR Headquarters

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in cooperation with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will organize the first ever UNHCR Africa Consultations with NGOs and Multi-stakeholders under the theme “Whole of Society Approach – Working better together” in Johannesburg on 10-11 September. UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner (Operations) Mr. George Okoth-Obbo will be…

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender and Climate Change Resilience

This symposium aims to “generate fast-track actions that will be game-changing in building climate change resilience

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund for East and Southern region is organizing a three-day “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender and Climate Change Resilience” symposium to be held on 26-29 August 2019 at the Future Africa - University of Pretoria, South Africa. This symposium aims to “generate…

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Minister in the Presidency talks about the need for better coordination between the United Nations and the Government

UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) hosted their inaugural brunch, Women to Women, yesterday at Sandton Convention Centre in honour of National Women’s Month

The Women’s Business Network for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) hosted their inaugural brunch, Women to Women, yesterday at Sandton Convention Centre in honour of National Women’s Month. The event served as an awareness building and advocacy opportunity to support access to education for refugee youth across Africa. Kristin Davis,…

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Women’s Business Network for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) Fundraiser Brunch

All proceeds from the event will go towards access to education for refugee youth across Africa

For National Women’s Month, the Women’s Business Network for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) is hosting a Fundraiser Brunch, Women to Women, this Thursday, 15 August at the Sandton Convention Centre. All proceeds from the event will go towards access to education for refugee youth across Africa. Kristin Davis, UNHCR…

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Minister Mkhize and First Lady Dr Motsepe to lead World Breastfeeding Week Commemoration

The World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from 01 - 07 August to encourage exclusive breastfeeding to improve the health of babies and mothers around the world

The Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize together with First Lady Dr Tshepo Motspe will this week, 01 August 2019, lead the World Breastfeeding Commemoration event in Kalafolong Hospital, west of Pretoria under the theme: "Empower Parents, Enabling Breastfeeding”.   The World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from 01 -…

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Minister in the Presidency talks about the need for better coordination between the United Nations and the Government

Minister Mthembu welcomed the enthusiasm shown by the UN representatives present at the meeting while highlighting the critical footprint of the UN across the globe

The United Nations in South Africa today met with the Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, to pave the way forward between the UN and the Government of South Africa to better coordinate their efforts in meeting the goals of the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (SDCF). The SDCF is a coordination…

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Global child and youth care conference to be held in Durban

Child and youth care workers and young people gather to support child protection

2 - 4 July 2019, International Convention Centre, Durban 28 June 2019:  Over 1300 delegates from 28 countries will next week converge on Durban for the fourth global Child and Youth Care Network conference. Representing governments, civil society, UN agencies, the private sector and various philanthropies, the gathering is being hosted…

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UNCTAD's Economic Development in Africa Report 2019

The Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 focuses on preferential trade liberalization among the members of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 will be launched globally on the same day. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 focuses on preferential trade liberalization among the members of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which is crucial if the continent is to seize the historic…

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United Nations welcomes President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address

Nardos Bekele-Thomas, the UN Resident Coordinator, expressed her satisfaction with the President’s speech

The United Nations in South Africa welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the national Parliament last night and support the seven priorities outlined for achievement by 2030. Speaking from Cape Town where she attended the SONA event on behalf of the UN in South Africa,…