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Post-MDGs: a great opportunity. A briefing note


Few noticed the hive of high-level discussions in South Africa last week on what is to happen when the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) lapse in 2015. These discussions brought together senior United Nations officials, members of the Pan-African Parliament, the South African government, civil society formations and other interested parties.

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Principles in SA's Development Diplomacy: the case of its Post-2015 Agenda

afdevA briefing Note to DIRCO


The 2015 will mark the cut-off date for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the world community at the now historical UN Summit of 2000. As the date approaches discussions about a post-2015 agenda have got address the question what fundamentally needs to be done to ensure that the current millennium become of prosperity for all?

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NEW YORK, 24 September 2013 / PRNewswire Africa / - South African President Jacob Zuma today urged a level playing field for his continent in setting a new global development agenda for the years following the end of the current cycle in 2015, warning that new international demands were impeding Africa's development.

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China, Africa pledge to enhance cooperation toward common development, prosperity


Economic cooperation between China and Africa has contributed to the socioeconomic development of both sides and the two sides will enhance cooperation toward common development and prosperity, according to a joint communique issued on Monday after the meeting between Chinese and African foreign ministers.

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Africa Needs to Fund Infrastructure Development Through Its Own Resources


This call was made by AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Dr Anthony MothaeMaruping as representatives of African governments, United Nations Agencies, the African Union Commission and other strategic development partners concluded a two day meeting of the NEPAD Steering Committee in Centurion, South Africa.

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About The Project

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, this 3 year project focuses on deepening the understanding of the international politics of development diplomacy, including the key political drivers that influence and shape development policy internationally and the impact this has on South Africa as an emerging development assistance partner.

Key Themes

This project considers three key areas:

  1. The development of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA);
  2. Trilateral development partnerships; and
  3. Multilateral development cooperation.
Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aims of this project include:

  • improving the understanding of the current transition taking place within multilateral development cooperation in both the geo-political North and South;
  • understanding the role of multilateral development cooperation for South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement in the short, medium, and long-term;
  • review potential opportunities as well as obstacles in engaging in international development assistance
Contact details
Address:   3rd Floor Robert Sobukwe Building
263 Nana Sita Street
South Africa

PO Box 14349
The Tramshed
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      Telephone:   +2712 337 6082
      Fax:   +2786 212 9442
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