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By Siphamandla Zondi Monday, 23 June 2014 12:00
Fresh after re-election, the South African president addressed the joint sitting of the houses of parliament on 17 June 2014 on the mandate of the new government in response to challenges the country faces and aspirations its people have.
By Kenny Dlamini Tuesday, 03 June 2014 22:28
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are coming to an end in 2015, global discussions are on-going to determine the focus of the post-2015 development agenda. In February 2014, the Global Ocean Forum (GOF) presented a Sustainable Development Goal on Oceans and Seas (SDG on Oceans and Seas) at the 8th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
By Wayne Jumat Thursday, 29 May 2014 16:33
The increasing scourge of piracy, human trafficking, drug trafficking, illegal fishing and arms and munitions smuggling poses a significant question about the need for an enhanced and integrated maritime security response, particularly in the South Atlantic.
Promoting gender equality through collaborative action: reflections on the partnership between UN Women and the ACP Secretariat
By Anna Xoyane Friday, 23 May 2014 10:53
On 1 April 2014, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and UN Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Brussels, Belgium, dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women in ACP member states. The MOU was signed on the sideline of the 4th Africa-EU Summit which took place in Brussels from 2-3 April 2014.
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