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World Economic Situation Prospects Report 2020 launches in South Africa

Pretoria – There is a fear that the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda may not be realized if the economic situation globally does not change. This is according to Dr. Kirsten Thompson, the Director of Research at Plus Economics, when she presented the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 report today in Sandton, Johannesburg. “While economic conditions remain robust …


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UNICEF and The South African Red Cross partner to assist migrant children

Pretoria, South Africa, 15 January 2020 – South Africa is a major destination for migrant children on the move from countries throughout Eastern and Southern Africa. According to UNICEF’s latest Data Snapshot of Migrant and Displaced Children in Africa, more than 642,000 migrant or displaced children currently live in South Africa, making it the country with the largest child migrant …


UN High Commissioner for refugees and South Africa government discuss refugees and asylum

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, concluded on Tuesday a two-day visit to South Africa. He met with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Home Affairs Minister Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, and other senior Government representatives, with whom he discussed the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country. Grandi commended South Africa’s commitment to protecting people fleeing countries affected by conflict, violence and persecution. He noted that many South Africans had themselves experienced exile in the past, and …