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Why the United Nations is still relevant to South Africa?

25 October 2019, 6:09 PM

The United Nations (UN) role in ending apartheid is well documented, what is less known is its relevance to a democratic South Africa (SA).

‘Policy critical to SA’s developmental trajectory’

7 June 2019, 9:24 PM

The issue of policy consensus is critical to South Africa’s developmental trajectory. That is the view of the United Nations Development Programme’s newly-appointed Resident Representative to South Africa, Economist Dr Ayodele Odusola, who assumes the role later in June.

World Bank scales up support for Cyclone Idai hit nations

3 May 2019, 3:52 PM

The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in March to $700 million, the lender said on Friday.

SA urges UN not to undermine positive developments in DRC

18 March 2019, 8:13 PM

South Africa has urged the United Nations Security Council not to undermine the positive political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the disputed election of President Felix Tshisekedi in January but rather to accompany the peace process.

IORA member states urged to fast-track regional development

2 November 2018, 9:34 PM

Member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association ( IORA) have to earnestly implement resolutions from their annual meetings of  fast-tracking development and fostering of peace in the region.

Africa lags behind in infrastructure development

3 November 2017, 8:26 PM

Cape Town has just played host to the First African Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance, the first of two in Sub-Saharan Africa.

African nations must address youth struggles: AU

26 January 2017, 7:22 PM

The time has come for the African governments to address the alienation of young people which fuels frustrations and create a sense of helplessness, says the AU’s Dr Aisha Abdullahi.

Janet Love

IEC hosts conference on the impact of social media on elections

2 March 2020, 9:04 AM

The IEC in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme in South Africa will on Monday host a conference for African election management bodies on the impact of social media on the integrity of elections.

Mobile courts deliver long-awaited justice in remote parts of South Sudan

12 December 2019, 8:09 AM

People living in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria town of Yambio can now have access to justice, through the initiation of a mobile court in the area, which is expected to hear more than 100 cases by end of the year.

16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City.

You have stolen my dreams,’ angry teen activist tells UN climate summit

24 September 2019, 7:29 AM

The Swedish campaigner’s brief address electrified the start of a summit aimed at mobilising government and business to break international paralysis over carbon emissions.

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