Lindiwe Dlamini, Programme Associate/UNDP South Africa
The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development was adopted by UN member states in September 2015. It is an agenda for people, planet and prosperity, which also “seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom”. The new agenda will be implemented by “all countries and stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership.” It consists of four parts:
Vision and principles: We need to ask why governments agree to this new agenda, what is their vision and what are the principles that will guide them in this journey to change the world.
UNIC Pretoria observes International Day of Commemoration in memory of the Victims of the Holocaust with learners from Ahmed Timol Secondary School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp
27 January 2017, Krugersdorp – Over 200 Grade 9 learners from Ahmed Timol Secondary School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp today participated in an educational workshop aimed at raising awareness and
New York, 24 January 2017, 9:00 AM
Mr. President of the General Assembly,
Ladies and gentlemen,
All protocol observed,
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against the camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Aguelhoc, in the north of Mali, on 23 January 2017, which caused the death of a Chadian peacekeeper and injured others.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the victim, as well as to the Government of Chad and to MINUSMA. They paid tribute to the peacekeepers who risk their lives.
The UN World Data Forum drum is handed over to representatives of the UAE, who will host the second Forum
The first UN World Data Forum convened from 15-18 January 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Forum took place following the recommendation in the report, “A World That Counts: Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development,” which was presented in November 2014 by the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, and the subsequent decision by the UN Statistical Commission that a UN World Data Forum on Sustainable Development Data would be the suitable platform for intensifying cooperation with various professional groups, such as national statistical offices (NSOs), information technology and geospatial information managers, and data scientists among other representatives of government, intergovernmental organizations and civil society.
Joint Declaration by the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union and the United Nations on the Political Situation of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia
- Following the Decision of the Summit of the ECOWAS Authority taken on 17th December 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria, Mediation efforts, including visits to Banjul, were undertaken by the Chair of
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric attack on 18 January 2017 in Gao against the camp of the Operational Coordination Mechanism, which caused the death of dozens of persons and for which the terrorist group Al Mourabitoune has claimed responsibility. They highlighted that this terrorist attack targeted members of the Malian defense and security forces and of the Plateforme andCoordination armed groups, designated to participate in joint security patrols within the framework of theAgreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.
United Arab Emirates selected to host next Forum
(Cape Town, 18 January) — The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum is concluding today with the launch of a global plan for better data to improve people’s lives, and new ideas and solutions to boost the collaboration, resources and policies needed to put it into action.