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UN Secretary-General’s remarks at the G7 Outreach Session on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Africa

29th May 2017 Press Releases, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
Taormina, 26-27 May 2017
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,I commend the G7 for focusing on Africa at an opportune moment for the continent – and for putting the spotlight on inclusive, innovation-driven growth and development.

OCEANS CONFERENCE

26th May 2017 Press Releases

The_Oceans_Conference_Logo_Horiz_ENAfrica’s fertile waters are powerful magnets for fishermen – both legal and illegal. With many coastal communities dependent on local fish for employment and food, overfishing threatens to destroy livelihoods http://ow.ly/rcUT30bWnOZ #SDG14 #SaveOurOcean

 

UN in South Africa celebrates Africa Day with the Department of Science and Technology.

26th May 2017 Press Releases, UN Activities

AD11The United Nations in South Africa joined the Department of Science and Technology in celebrating Africa Day at the Freedom Park in Pretoria. The day is marked annually on 25 May to celebrate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now called the African Union) in 1963. The theme for this year was “Celebrating the advancement of science in Africa with specific emphasis on the role of data collection in tracking the Sustainable Development Goals for informing policies.”

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL–MESSAGE ON AFRICA DAY 2017

24th May 2017 Press Releases

25 May 2017

Africa Day 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.
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Secretary-General’s message to mark International Day of UN Peacekeepers

24th May 2017 Information for Media, Press Releases

17 May 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres’, message to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (English)
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres’, message to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers