Category Archives: SDGs

SDGs Series Article 1 : Poverty in South Africa

By | 23 January 2018

Globally, more than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day, many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation. The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals    … Read More »

Bringing the United Nations and SDGs closer to students of Eersterust Secondary School

By | 29 August 2017

Pretoria, 25 August 2017 – The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Pretoria visited and interacted with Grade 11 students at Eersterust Secondary School in Eersterust, east of Pretoria earlier this month for a fun-filled day aimed at informing students about the work and structures of the UN, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the TOGETHER… Read More »

Integrating agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into regional and national development plans and strategies

By | 30 January 2017

Introduction The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development was adopted by UN member states in September 2015. It is an agenda for people, planet and prosperity, which also “seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom”. The new agenda will be implemented by “all countries and stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership.” It consists of four parts:… Read More »

UNIC Pretoria celebrates Universal Children’s Day 2016

By | 1 December 2016

Bringing the SDGs to Children UNIC Pretoria celebrated Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, with children from the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) at the UNIC library in Pretoria. Activities were arranged for the children, aged between 6 and 12 years relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through various activities, students discussed their… Read More »

THE SECRETARY — GENERAL — MESSAGE ON UNITED NATIONS DAY, 24 October 2016

By | 24 October 2016

This year’s observance of United Nations Day occurs at a time of transition for the world and for the United Nations. Humanity has entered the era of sustainability – with a global commitment to fulfill the great promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  In this, the Organization’s 71st year, we have 17 goals… Read More »