Category Archives: Press Releases

UN Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks at Motsepe Foundation Breakfast

By | 3 December 2018

Motsepe Foundation Breakfast, Sustainable Development Goal 5 Breakfast Panel Discussion Theme: “Achieve equality by ending all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere” In the words of the late Kofi Annan, “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development… Read More »

UN Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks at the World AIDS Day High-Level event on Adolescent Girls and Young Women with the Global Fund and the Government of South Africa

By | 3 December 2018

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 2nd December 2018 I congratulate and thank the Deputy President for his excellent leadership as Chair of South Africa’s National AIDS Council. With his commitment, AIDS, health and broader social development will remain high on South Africa’s political agenda, setting an example to the region and the world.

The Deputy Secretary-Genera’s remarks at Dinner with the Presidency and Thembekile Mandela Foundation to launch the “Leading Like Mandela Leadership Development Programme”

By | 3 December 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 November 2018 Excellencies, Mama Graca, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends, It is a pleasure to join you today at the launch of Leading like Mandela initiative, providing a platform for leadership development and intergenerational dialogue on the concept of African leadership excellence. Now we must walk the talk of Madiba. 

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 »