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Secondary Schools excel at the SAIIA Young Researchers Symposium 2016

7th December 2016 Articles, Outreach Activities

http://www.saiia.org.za/events/saiia-2016-young-researchers-symposium-on-climate-change-and-sustainable-developmentSobantu Secondary School from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal was awarded first position for their research paper at the annual Young Researchers Symposium organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs.

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UNIC Pretoria celebrates Universal Children’s Day 2016

1st December 2016 Articles, Library & Publications, SDGs

Bringing the SDGs to Children

UNIC Team member Anto Kagisho explains SDGs to children.

UNIC Team member Anto Kagisho explains SDGs to children.

UNIC Pretoria celebrated Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, with children from the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) at the UNIC library in Pretoria. Activities were arranged for the children, aged between 6 and 12 years relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through various activities, students discussed their understanding of the SDGs and why it was important to be knowledgeable about the work of the UN with specific focus on the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON WORLD TOILET DAY ,19 NOVEMBER 2016

17th November 2016 Articles, Latest News, Secretary-General message

toilet-day22World Toilet Day aims to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis – a topic often neglected and shrouded in taboos.

This year’s observance focuses on ‘toilets and jobs’ and the impact of sanitation — or the lack of it — on livelihoods and work environments.

Toilets play a crucial role in creating a strong economy.  A lack of toilets at work and at home has severe consequences, including poor health leading to absenteeism, reduced concentration, exhaustion, and decreased productivity. About 17 per cent of all workplace deaths are caused by disease transmission at work.

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UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report – Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

10th November 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News
UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report - Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report – Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

Pretoria – UNDP South Africa in partnership with UN Women and the Commission on Gender Equality launched the second Africa Human Development Report published by UNDP entitled: Africa Human Development Report 2016, Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

The report was launched on Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, in Pretoria. The aim of the launch was to stimulate policy debate and discussions on what further steps are needed to ensure that gender equality is more fully integrated into national agendas and on-going policy dialogues across South Africa.

 

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OR Tambo Debate Series – the new dynamic to support the National Development Plan

10th November 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News
Panelists (L-R): CEO of Inchor Coal NV,Ms Nku Nyembezi-Heita, Head of NPC Secretariat, Mr Khulekani Mathe, Moderator of the debate, Siki Mgabadeli, COSATU Strategist, Mr. Neil Coleman and Vice Chancellor and Principal of Wits University, Prof. Adam Habib. Pic: WSG

Panelists (L-R): CEO of Inchor Coal NV,Ms Nku Nyembezi-Heita, Head of NPC Secretariat, Mr Khulekani Mathe, Moderator of the debate, Siki Mgabadeli, COSATU Strategist, Mr. Neil Coleman and Vice Chancellor and Principal of Wits University, Prof. Adam Habib. Pic: WSG

Since the adoption of the National Development Plan (NDP), the government has shifted its focus towards achieving the goals set out in the plan. In an attempt to contribute and assist government to effectively implement priorities outlined in the plan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa in partnership with the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME); the Tambo Foundation (TF), and the Wits School of Governance (WSG) agreed to collaborate on an ambitious programme to support this new focus.

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