Category Archives: Latest News


By | 5 December 2019

The 2030 Agenda calls for a just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met. Volunteerism is a powerful mechanism to engage people, especially those left farthest behind, in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. When people volunteer they connect with others and foster a sense of… Read More »

Opening remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator in South Africa, Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas at the UN Strategic Planning Retreat

By | 3 December 2019

03 December 2019 Director General of the Department of International Relations and CooperationThe leadership of the Department of International Relations and CooperationDirector Generals and the leadership of the Departments leading the Government Steering Committee for the United Nations Sustainable Development CooperationDirector Generals and the leadership of the various sector departments joining us today.Colleagues from sister… Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT Ensuring that people and communities have the power to choose, to know, to thrive and to demand is the key to ending AIDS

By | 29 November 2019

Game-changing approaches, such as medicine to prevent HIV (PrEP), integration of contraceptive services with HIV testing, viral load suppression (U = U), harm reduction, and comprehensive sexuality education, give people the power to protect themselves from HIV and, for people living with HIV, the power to thrive NAIROBI/GENEVA, 26 November 2019—A new report by UNAIDS, Power to the people,… Read More »

UN chief calls for ‘green and clean’ development in message for Africa Industrialization Day

By | 20 November 2019

As African countries gear up to implement an historic free trade agreement, the UN Secretary-General is urging leaders to pursue economic growth that benefits both people and the planet. António Guterres made the appeal in his message for Africa Industrialization Day, observed annually on 20 November. The UN chief said industrial development is “of critical importance”… Read More »