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IMF / SOUTH AFRICA

A new IMF report said South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy and addressing elevated vulnerabilities; adding in structural reforms are essential to boosting sustainable, inclusive growth and job creation. IMF / RECENT

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY

To mark Nelson Mandela International Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon together with other high-ranking UN officials joined the volunteers from MillionTreesNYC and UN staff to tend to dozens of newly planted trees near UN Headquarters and in the community of East Harlem. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / ANNIE LENNOX MANDELA

UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox was in South Africa to highlight the progress and challenges in the AIDS response. During her visit, she paid tribute to Nelson Mandela. UNAIDS

12 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / MANDELA AIDS CONFERENCE

The 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa and is due to close tomorrow, 11 December. The largest AIDS conference in Africa took place as the country mourned and celebrated Nelson Mandela, a passionate AIDS advocate.  UNAIDS

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / MANDELA WRAP

The GA observed a moment of silence to mark the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, the flag was lowered to half mast at UN duty stations around the world. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that we should remember Mandela today, but carry his spirit with us everyday by "speaking out against prejudice [...]

6 Dec 2013 | Read More »

OBIT / NELSON MANDELA

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist, and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was the first to be elected in a fully representative, multiracial election in South Africa. UNTV

5 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / CAPITAL INFLOWS

South Africa faces low growth, widespread unemployment, and a high reliance on foreign capital inflows. The weak global economic outlook is not helping but, the IMF says in its regular review ofAfrica's largest economy, moving forward with planned structural reforms would boost growth and create jobs for a growing population. IMF

1 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN/ UNAIDS 2013 GLOBAL REPORT

A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows dramatic acceleration towards reaching 2015 global targets on HIV.  UNAIDS

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / LGBT RIGHTS

"Free and equal," a new OHCHR campaign to combat violence and discrimination against LGBT people, is launched in Capetown, South Africawith Navi Pillay and Desmond Tutu. OHCHR

26 Jul 2013 | Read More »

DRC / INTERVENTION BRIGADE

The newly formed Intervention Force Brigade (FIB) held a drill exercise at their base in the town of Sake, some 25 km west of Goma the capital of North Kivu province. MONUSCO

19 Jul 2013 | Read More »

 

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