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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.

Innovators urged to develop technologies to address water challenges

21 August 2020, 5:43 PM

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa and the Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa are calling on local innovators to develop technologies and solutions to address South Africa’s water challenges.

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.

Liberia’s Sirleaf to co-lead panel to evaluate global COVID-19 response

9 July 2020, 6:06 PM

The World Health Organisation ( WHO) has announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark will co-chair the panel.

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