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Inclusive engagement essential for real benefits from genetic resources: South African stakeholders re-echo

Inception workshop hosted by Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss support for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and addressing the challenges associated with the development and…  


United Nations head in South Africa expresses her sadness over the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

UN staff members pay tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela  


UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report - Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

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…  


Lack of management of invasive plants compounded the fires in Somerset West

“Landowners who have not managed invasive alien plants on their properties must be held accountable for that impact on the fires that have ravaged areas around Somerset West.” That is the view of Dr…  


Call for Applications for the 2017 SAG-SEED Awards - Eco-inclusive Start-up Enterprises can Submit Their Candidacy by 08 March 2017

Eco-inclusive start-up enterprises that are solving pressing local issues by integrating social and environmental benefits into their business models can apply for the 2017 SEED Awards, which opened…  


Gender gap costs sub-Sahara Africa $US95 billion a year: New UNDP report

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…  


MEDIA ADVISORY : Leaving no one behind: Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 for inclusive growth in Africa

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 -…  


REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY-RELATED PROJECTS IN CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

Apia, Samoa, 2 September 2014—Sustainable development is vital for Small Island Developing States to help reduce poverty, promote human development, and build resilience, says a new publication…  


Impact Hub and UNDP launch the 2017 edition of Accelerate2030

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.  


IBM Launches “Digital - Nation Africa”: Invests $70 Million to Bring Digital Skills to Africa with Free, Watson-Powered Skills Platform for 25 million people

IBM today announced the $70 million dollar (approximately ZAR 945 million) investment in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in…  

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