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  • Investing in young people to harness Swaziland’s demographic dividend

    Jan 17, 2017

    Investing in young people to harness Swaziland’s demographic dividend

    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.

  • Repositioning family planning to reduce maternal mortality

    Jan 16, 2017

    Repositioning family planning to reduce maternal mortality

    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.

  • UN with support of EU delivers food assistance through mobile phone technology

    Jan 9, 2017

    UN with support of EU delivers food assistance through mobile phone technology

    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.

  • INTERVIEW: Making the 'most impossible job' a possible mission – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    Dec 23, 2016

    INTERVIEW: Making the 'most impossible job' a possible mission – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s last day in office is 31 December 2016. That day will be the culmination of a decade of service at the helm of the world body, during which his priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water.

  • Climate Smart, Market led fruit and vegetable production

    Dec 19, 2016

    Climate Smart, Market led fruit and vegetable production

    Ndabenhle Simelane is a hardworking farmer who lives with his two wives and ten children in the Manzini region of Swaziland. He breeds chickens and plants crops on this plot of land that he inherited from his Father. Today he is welcoming Mazwi Dlamini, an agricultural extension officer with the Ministry of Agriculture who is on a routine visit to monitor the progress of Ndabenhle’s crops as well as assess his needs.

  • António Guterres sworn in as next UN Secretary-General

    Dec 13, 2016

    António Guterres sworn in as next UN Secretary-General

    Former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres was sworn in as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, succeeding Ban Ki-moon who steps down at the end of December 2016.

  • Swaziland State of Youth Report 2015: A useful national resource

    Dec 9, 2016

    Swaziland State of Youth Report 2015: A useful national resource

    The report is a collation of national demographic data and information on the youth population of Swaziland and provides a comprehensive analysis of the realities and/or challenges faced by the young people.

  • State of World Population 2016 Launch: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age

    Dec 8, 2016

    State of World Population 2016 Launch: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age

    The report makes an intrinsic link of what the world will look like in 15 years when the lifespan of the Sustainable Development Goals comes to an end in 2030, and the life trajectory of a 10-year-old during that period.

  • Ministerial dialogue on start free stay free AIDS free

    Dec 6, 2016

    Ministerial dialogue on start free stay free AIDS free

    On 5 December, health ministers from nine African countries joined UNAIDS, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other development partners in Geneva, Switzerland, to demonstrate their leadership in ending AIDS among adolescents and preventing new HIV infections among children by 2020.

  • Government calls on everyone to know their HIV Status

    Dec 2, 2016

    Government calls on everyone to know their HIV Status

    HIV Testing has been identified by the Government of Swaziland as a crucial step towards preventing new HIV infections and ending AIDS by 2022.