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  • Rountable of judicial training institutes on HIV/TB and Human Rights Programmes Jan 25, 2018

    1.0 On behalf of UNDP and its South Africa Office, let me welcome you to this Roundtable of Judicial Training Institutes on HIV/TB and Human Rights Programmes

  • BIOFIN: Validation Workshop, Biodiversity Finance Plan Dec 8, 2017

    Programme Director or Directress, Flora Mokgolhoa Department of Environmental Affairs Deputy Director General for Biodiversity and Conservation,Mr Shonisani Munzhedzi

  • Social Protection Design Workshop Nov 14, 2017

    On behalf of both UNDP and DPME, I wish to extend a special welcome to those

  • Welcome Remarks to the Eighth OR Tambo Debate on the Green Economy Walid Badawi, UNDP Country Director Oct 17, 2017

    Ladies and Gentlemen, All protocols observed, On behalf of the four partners, the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation, the Wits School of Governance, the Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), let me welcome you all to this eighth edition of this prestigious OR Tambo Debate Series on the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), with tonight’s debate focusing on the “Green economy”.

  • Impact Hub and UNDP launch the 2017 edition of Accelerate2030 May 3, 2017

    Today Impact Hub and UNDP have announced the launch of the second edition of Accelerate2030, an international cross-border scaling program for impact-driven ventures.

  • Climate change fuels fires May 2, 2017

    Climate change portends bigger wildfires that are more difficult to control. As a result, wildfire management is becoming more important in order to reduce the damage to people, the economy and the environment.

  • Leveraging the 2016 Africa Human Development Report on “Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa May 2, 2017

    In September 2015, UN Member States adopted a landmark agreement on a universal transformative agenda. Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is an agenda for people, planet and prosperity, which also “seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom”. The new agenda is universal; it will be implemented by “all countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership”. The adoption of Agenda 2030 presents both opportunities and challenges to the world and Africa specifically, particularly in ensuring that “no one is left behind” in the development process.

  • South Africa launches the new National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs Apr 3, 2017

    South Africa has made great strides in its AIDS response—it has the largest HIV treatment programme in the world, with more than 3.7 million people on antiretroviral therapy, funded almost entirely from domestic sources; AIDS-related deaths have declined by more than 55% since 2005; and around 95% of all pregnant women living with HIV in South Africa now have access to medicines to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their child.

  • UNDP and the Department of Trade and Industry launch the centre for trade and regional integration project Apr 3, 2017

    Trade and regional integration have been among the key priorities of African leaders and other stakeholders, including public and private sector operators, and development agencies. However, the traditional focus on market integration, aimed at reducing tariffs and non-tariff barriers, has not yielded expected results. It has become clear that Africa needs to broaden its approach to regional integration.

  • Inception workshop for securing multiple ecosystem benefits through Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project Mar 24, 2017

    On 2-3 March 2017, the GEF-funded “Securing multiple ecosystems benefit through Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in the productive but degraded landscapes of South Africa” project had a very successful Inception Workshop at the Burgerspark Hotel in Pretoria. In addition to the following three responsible parties for this project; Rhodes University, Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), provincial and national departments from mainly Agriculture, were also actively present.

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