INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA – UNITED NATIONS STRATEGIC COOPERATION FRAMEWORK ( 2013-2017) & COMMON COUNTRY ANALYSIS

The Government of South Africa- United Nations Strategic Cooperation Framework (UNSCF 2013-2017) is the overall framework for the work of the UN system in South Africa. The UNSCF was developed in 2012 through a participatory and consultative process, coordinated by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the UN Country Team (UNCT) – which comprises of seventeen United Nations agencies, funds and programmes accredited to South Africa More »

WHO | SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

Health in the SDG era - infographic

                                          Health in the SDG era – infographic

The goals within a goal: Health targets for SDG 3

3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births.

3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1000 live births. More »

sustainabledevelopment

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2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to embark on a new path to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Countries have adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change.

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UN marks AFRICA DAY 2016

Africa-Day

As part of the continent’s commemoration of Africa Day, which is celebrated annually on May 25, the United Nations in South Africa hosted a variety show of poems, song, dance and inspirational statements from prominent personalities, to underscore the importance of the Day. More »

UNEP Report Provides Roadmap for Solar Energy Exports from Ghana

Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana Photo Credit: World Bank CC

Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana Photo Credit: World Bank CC

Accra, 20 April 2016 – A grid-connected 100 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the north of Ghana could save the country 40,000 tonnes in annual CO2 emissions, create 3,000 direct jobs, provide livelihoods for 23,000 of the poorest people and earn the country an annual $38 million from energy export. More »