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UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 24 May 2017

By | 24 May 2017

— Two fallen peacekeepers from South Africa to be honoured at ceremony at UN Headquarters – The United Nation Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Wednesday, 24 May.  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag… Read More »

FAO addresses Pan-African Parliament on unlocking Africa’s agriculture potential

By | 15 May 2017

12 May 2017, Johannesburg – Africa accounts for 45 percent of the world’s surface area suitable for agricultural production. Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also home… Read More »


By | 15 May 2017

Pretoria, 12 May 2017- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will launch its first Innovation Day on Youth Participation in South Africa on 16 May 2017 in Pretoria. In 2016, UNFPA South Africa completed a scoping report that aimed to review the current UNFPA engagement in responding to young people’s health and development and map… Read More »