As part of the overall national emergency response to the El Niño-induced drought, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) scaled up its cash-based interventions to reach 142,000 food insecure people in 2017 from the 30,000 assisted in 2016.
In honor of the late UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin’ s legacy, the UN family in Swaziland joined the rest of the world on the 07th of June 2017 to pay tribute to his lifelong service dedicated to safeguarding the human rights and dignity of everyone.
I am profoundly saddened by the sudden passing of my good colleague and friend, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. I offer sincere condolences to his family, to the staff of UNFPA, to the Government and people of Nigeria, and to all those around the world touched by this loss.
Swaziland’s internationally acclaimed music and arts festival, MTN Bushfire Festival held in May 26th-28th, provided a global platform for the UN Country Team to create awareness, educate and set off a public discussion on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using the tagline, “Sustain your fire.”
In line with the 2017 World Health Day theme, “Depression, Let’s talk”, the Government and various stakeholders convened at Happy Valley Hotel on Friday, 7th April to "talk" about depression with the aim of finding solutions to the life-threatening, yet preventable condition.
Globalization, digital innovation and climate change, among other factors, continue to change the world in which we work — posing both challenges as well as opportunities in realizing women’s economic potential for a better tomorrow.
Currently in draft form, the Swaziland Demographic Dividend report will serve as an advocacy tool for increased investments for young people in Swaziland, and will also culminate in the development of national demographic dividend roadmap that will guide the implementation of demographic dividend activities in Swaziland.
Swaziland has officially launched a strategic and sustainable training intervention aimed at repositioning Family Planning (FP) as one of the core strategies for the prevention of and reduction of maternal mortality in the country.
Using mobile money cash accounts, an innovative mobile technology by a local mobile telephone network, Swazi MTN, as part of the overall UN drought response, the World Food Programme (WFP) with support of the European Union (EU) has so far delivered cash benefits to three drought-affected Swazi communities, instantly reaching 30,000 people.