Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United Nations Under-Secretary-General.
A breakthrough pricing agreement has been announced which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing dolutegravir (DTG) to public sector purchasers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) at around US$75 per person, per year
I am here in a spirit of gratitude and humility for the trust you have placed in me to serve the world’s peoples. “We the peoples”, and the United Nations, face grave challenges. Our world is in trouble. People are hurting and angry. They see insecurity rising, inequality growing, conflict spreading and climate changing.
In line with the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goal 4 and UN Careers objectives, as in the past, the Swaziland Careers Fair – an initiative organized annually for high schools by the United World College of Southern Africa, afforded high school students the opportunity to learn about available career options in the UN.
“73% of adults in Swaziland living with HIV taking ARVs are virally suppressed,” the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Swaziland, His Excellency, Dr Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini announced yesterday in a statement during the presentation of the 2016 Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey 2 (SHIMS 2) findings at the Cabinet offices.
Digital technologies continue to unlock great prospects across the world as governments embrace the power of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to bring about the positive socio-economic transformation for the people. Subsequent to the development of an e-Government Strategy, His Excellency the Prime Minister, Dr. Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, has launched the e-Government Communication Strategy.
The day of the African Child (DAC) 2017 theme: For Every Child, Protection, Empowerment and Equal Opportunities set a strong tone for reflection at this year’s children’s month launch and commemoration of the Day of the African child which was held at Eqinisweni Primary School in the Shiselweni Region on the 16th of June.
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.
To commemorate World Blood Donor Day, the United Nations Swaziland staff responded to the call to donate blood to save lives. A total of 22 UN staff donated blood and Heads of Agencies led by example and were the first to donate.