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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.”


UN World Data Forum – Press Briefing Sessions

12th January 2017 Latest News, Press Releases, UN Activities

On the 10th January 2017, prior to the UN World Data Forum, Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the Statistics Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, briefed the media at the Spokesperson’s noon briefing as well as a WebEx briefing with UNICs in Pretoria, Lusaka and Nairobi.  The inaugural UN World Data Forum is set to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January.

The Forum, nosted by the Government of South Africa and Statistics South Africa, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social (more…)


11th January 2017 Press Releases, UN Activities



UN World Data Forum set to kick off with ambitious agenda, launching innovative data solutions to improve lives

More than 1,000 data leaders from government, business, science and civil society to collaborate on challenges and initiatives at Forum, opening 15 January in Cape Town


UN WORLD DATA FORUM – CAPE TOWN, 15 – 18 January 2017

10th January 2017 UN Activities

dataforum-logoxxxxThe first UN World Data Forum will be hosted by Statistics South Africa from 15 to 18 January 2017, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
MEDIA ADVISORY – UN World Data Forum , Cape Town, 15 – 18 January 2017

World AIDS Day 2016: Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Gana Fofang

1st December 2016 Latest News, UN Activities








South Africa World AIDS Day Theme:  It is in our hands to end HIV and TB