The Ocean Conference takes place at UN Headquarters in New York on 5-9 June and will mobilize action by all stakeholders—leaders of governments, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions, the scientific community—to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14) which calls for efforts to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas… Read More »
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.
Africa’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
The 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… Read More »
25 May 2017 Africa Day 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.