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UN engages Civil Society at the UNSDCF Consultation in Pretoria

Pretoria, 25 September 2019 – The UN hosted a consultation with civil society organisations (CSO) to strengthen partnerships between the UN and civil society. The main objective of the consultation was to map out new strategies to aid in the implementation process of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and ensure that CSO input is well documented for actioning in the UNSDCF. Continue reading

UN attends “Go Green Arcadia” at Tshwane University of Technology

Pretoria, 19 September 2019. With the Climate Action movement at hand, UNIC Pretoria attended the first “Go Green Arcadia” initiative hosted by the Faculty of Science at Tshwane University of Technology, Arcadia Campus, Pretoria. The event was a collaboration between the Tshwane University of Technology and Waste Plan, which is a local recycling company in Pretoria. Continue reading

UNIC Pretoria hosts Youth Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals

Pretoria, 12 September 2019 – The United Nations Information Centre Library, in partnership with the Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA), welcomed young students and working professionals from various organizations (including the South African National Defence Force), for an interactive discussion workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Continue reading

Dr. Esther Mahlangu receives the first UNHCR Southern Africa NGO and Multi-Stakeholder Award in recognition of inclusivity and empowerment

Pretoria, 5 September 2019 – 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 attending the event from UNHCR Headquarters. The consultations envisage to represent voices across races, ethnicities, gender and age to more holistically address challenges, issues as well as benefits of displacement. Continue reading

United Nations condemns perpetual acts of gender-based violence and femicide and calls on men to stand up against violence

Pretoria – The United Nations in South Africa strongly condemns the violent murders of 19-year old student Uyinene Mrwetyana, boxing champion Leighandre Jegels and many other women and girls who have become victims of gender-based violence in recent days. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families. Continue reading

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renews Japan’s pledge to boost investment in Africa from the country’s private sector to more than $20 billion over the next three years, in the hope of facilitating the giant market’s development.

 “I make this pledge to you,” Abe told African leaders who gathered for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development. (Kyodo News, Japan)

African countries have called for more Public Private Partnership projects between their governments and Japanese entities. In a speech delivered by African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki at the opening ceremony of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), African states advanced that the Public Private Partnerships (PPP) model of development was the most ideal approach of achieving sustainable development on the continent. (Kenya Broadcasting Corp)

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