PRESS RELEASE – UNDP Launches New Publication on Climate and Weather Services in Africa

The report, “A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa,

The report, “A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa,

UNDP Report Calls for Enabling Actions by African Leaders to Support ‘A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services’ 

Public-Private Partnerships, New Technologies, Regional Cooperation, Capacity Building Key to Resolving Sub-Saharan Africa’s Persistent Challenges in Maintaining Sustainable Climate Information and Early Warning Systems

Marrakesh, Morocco, 10 November 2016 – During today’s climate talks in Marrakech, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a report that focuses on a new approach adopted by African leaders to proactively support the sustainability of investments in weather and climate services across the continent.

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UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report – Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report - Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report – Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

Pretoria – UNDP South Africa in partnership with UN Women and the Commission on Gender Equality launched the second Africa Human Development Report published by UNDP entitled: Africa Human Development Report 2016, Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

The report was launched on Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, in Pretoria. The aim of the launch was to stimulate policy debate and discussions on what further steps are needed to ensure that gender equality is more fully integrated into national agendas and on-going policy dialogues across South Africa.

 

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OR Tambo Debate Series – the new dynamic to support the National Development Plan

Panelists (L-R): CEO of Inchor Coal NV,Ms Nku Nyembezi-Heita, Head of NPC Secretariat, Mr Khulekani Mathe, Moderator of the debate, Siki Mgabadeli, COSATU Strategist, Mr. Neil Coleman and Vice Chancellor and Principal of Wits University, Prof. Adam Habib. Pic: WSG

Panelists (L-R): CEO of Inchor Coal NV,Ms Nku Nyembezi-Heita, Head of NPC Secretariat, Mr Khulekani Mathe, Moderator of the debate, Siki Mgabadeli, COSATU Strategist, Mr. Neil Coleman and Vice Chancellor and Principal of Wits University, Prof. Adam Habib. Pic: WSG

Since the adoption of the National Development Plan (NDP), the government has shifted its focus towards achieving the goals set out in the plan. In an attempt to contribute and assist government to effectively implement priorities outlined in the plan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa in partnership with the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME); the Tambo Foundation (TF), and the Wits School of Governance (WSG) agreed to collaborate on an ambitious programme to support this new focus.

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Diplomatic Fun Fair 2016

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On the 29 October 2016, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with Proudly South African hosted the annual Diplomatic Fun Fair at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, under the theme: “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of O.R. Tambo.”

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Readout of the Secretary-General’stelephone call to H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of SouthAfrica

unflagThe Secretary-General spoke with H.E.Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa. He acknowledgedSouth Africa’s leading role in addressing pressing global issues, particularlywith respect to peace and security in Africa and the Climate Change agreement.He thanked President Zuma for the constant support he has given to theSecretary-General on these issues.

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