The Secretary General message on Africa Industrialization Day, 20 November

By | 20 November 2018

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is critical for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Africa. It generates jobs, reduces poverty, hunger and inequality, empowers women, expands opportunities for young people, while also improving health, safeguarding the environment and tackling climate change.

On World Toilet Day, let us speak plainly about an issue that is often neglected

By | 19 November 2018

  Op-ed by Executive Director Rolf Luyendijk on World Toilet Day: As World Toilet Day approaches and there is more and more discussion about the importance of dealing with human waste, many people will become embarrassed or shocked, and some would rather avoid the subject altogether. However, the sanitation crisis that exists in many parts of… Read More »

The Secretary-General Message On World Cities Day 31 October 2018

By | 30 October 2018

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the New Urban Agenda together provide a roadmap for a more sustainable and resilient world.  How our cities develop will have significant implications for realizing the future we want.

Press Release: UNICEF and the MTBPS 2018 – What it means for children in South Africa

By | 26 October 2018

PRETORIA, 26 October 2018 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is encouraged that the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) represents the first major government policy statement since 2012 which does not further decrease the spending ceiling available to national, provincial and local governments.  This critical policy statement recognises that constant expenditure cuts might be… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: “We don’t give up,” United Nations Secretary-General declares as the world marks the UN Day on 24 October

By | 24 October 2018

Pretoria, 23 October 2018 – The United Nations in South Africa commemorates United Nations Day, 24 October, which is observed annually as the day which marks the birth of the United Nations. The international organization was founded by the entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945, a document which has become the… Read More »