Pretoria, South Africa – The United Nations in South Africa congratulates the newly sworn-in government under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“We congratulate President Ramaphosa for his appointment of a new government following last month’s successful elections,” said the UN Resident Coordinator, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, speaking on behalf of the UN system in South Africa. “We look forward towards working closely with the new government in meeting South Africa’s development priorities which include creating jobs as well as reducing poverty and income inequality.”
In welcoming the composition of the new government, Ms. Bekele-Thomas expresses her appreciation of President Ramaphosa’s commitment to meet South Africa’s national goals as elaborated in its National Development Plan. She applauds the government’s ongoing commitment towards meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.