UNDP joins government and other partners in the new initiative to manage severe fires
Nov 1, 2016
With extended fire seasons and the outbreak of more severe fires due to drought, government entities, trained fire rescue personnel and residents are taking a proactive role in fire management.
UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report - Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa
Oct 27, 2016
UNDP South Africa in partnership with UN Women and the Commission on Gender Equality launched the second Africa Human Development Report published by UNDP entitled: Africa Human Development Report 2016, Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa. The report was launched on Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, in Pretoria. The aim of the launch was to stimulate policy debate and discussions on what further steps are needed to ensure that gender equality is more fully integrated into national agendas and on-going policy dialogues across South Africa. Participants included policymakers development practitioners, development organizations, representatives from the private sector, civil society, academia, and other relevant stakeholders.
Volunteerism for peace and development
Sep 21, 2016
The 21st September each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world. The General Assembly declared and devoted this day to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
Speech made by Dr. Nelly Mwaka on behalf of the Resident Representative at the KZN Legislature SDGs Workshop
Sep 20, 2016
In September 2000, the world’s leaders met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to set out a new global vision to strengthen efforts for peace, human rights, democracy, strong governance, environmental sustainability and poverty eradication. South Africa, together with 188 other UN member countries, adopted the resulting Millennium Declaration, which committed members to ambitious targets with clearly defined timelines. The roadmap for achieving the Declaration’s commitments resulted in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
UNDP South Africa Country Director's speech at the Stigma Index Workshop
Sep 8, 2016
On behalf of UNDP and the entire UN Joint Team on AIDS, I would like to express our gratitude for being given the opportunity to partner with SANAC to host this consultative meeting on stigma and discrimination.
Gender gap costs sub-Sahara Africa $US95 billion a year: New UNDP report
Aug 28, 2016
Nairobi, Kenya, 28 August 2016 – Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016: Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa, published today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
- OPENING REMARKS AT BREAKFAST MEETING WITH CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS CO-HOSTED BY THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) AND THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY Jul 18, 2016
Coalition of actors and coordination needed to realise SDGs and Agenda 2063, say East and Southern African countries
Jun 16, 2016
Political leadership, prioritization amongst goals and an all-hands-on deck approach are needed if African countries are to succeed in implementing the universal Agenda 2030 and the continental Agenda 2063, aimed at inclusive prosperity for all, while securing the environment.
Opening Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Development System and the UNDP Resident Representative, South Africa – Mr. Gana Fofang SDG and Agenda 2063 Roll Out Workshops Johannesburg, South Africa
Jun 15, 2016
On behalf of the UNDP Regional Director for Africa – Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, and on my own behalf, it is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you all to South Africa to this regional workshop on integrating Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and Agenda 2063 into National Development Plans and Strategies.
MEDIA ADVISORY : Leaving no one behind: Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 for inclusive growth in Africa
Jun 14, 2016
What: Workshop on Integrating the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063 into National Development Plans and Strategies in Sub- Saharan Africa. When: Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 June, 2016 Where: The Capital West Hotel, Morningside, Johannesburg, South Africa Who: Mr Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency, South Africa Dr Anthony Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission H.E. Mr. Talgat Kaliyev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to South Africa Mr Gana Fofang, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, South Africa