Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

By | 16 May 2017

Shifting international policy landscape heightens uncertainty around prospects for world trade, development aid and climate targets New York, 16 May—Growth in the global economy has picked up in the last six months in line with expectations, but in many regions, growth remains below the levels needed for rapid progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,… Read More »

Secretary-General Appoints Masimba Tafirenyika as Director of United Nations Information Centre in Pretoria

By | 16 May 2017

15 MAY 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Masimba Tafirenyika of Zimbabwe as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Pretoria, an office that provides service to South Africa.  Mr. Tafirenyika assumed his duties today. Mr. Tafirenyika was most recently Chief of the Africa Section in the United Nations Department of Public Information… 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 »

INNOVATION DAY ON YOUTH PARTICIPATION

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 »