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  • Dec 11, 2017

    Secretary General's Message on Human Rights Day

    This year’s commemoration of Human Rights Day marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of seven decades since the adoption of one of the world’s most profound and far-reaching international agreements.

  • UN Secretary General's Message on World AIDS Day

    Dec 1, 2017

    UN Secretary General's Message on World AIDS Day

    The world is well on its way to meeting the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Nearly 21 million people living with HIV now have access to treatment – a number that should grow to more than 30 million by 2020.

  • Nov 17, 2017

    Turning the HIV epidemic into an opportunity

    The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) met with the Acting Prime Minister, Senator Paul Dlamini, to congratulate the Kingdom of Swaziland for the impressive progress made towards ending AIDS and to gather lessons learnt for the global response.

  • Nov 10, 2017

    Swaziland releases population count from 2017 census

    Swaziland has a population of 1,093,238 people. This is according to the 2017 Census Preliminary Results launched by the Deputy Prime Minister, Senator Paul Dlamini who was representing the Right Honorable Prime Minister.

  • Secretary-General's message on UN Day

    Oct 24, 2017

    Secretary-General's message on UN Day

    We have to transcend our differences to transform our future. When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world. On United Nations Day, let us, ‘We the Peoples’, make this vision a reality.

  • Oct 4, 2017

    Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

    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.

  • Sep 22, 2017

    New high-quality antiretroviral therapy to be launched in South Africa, Kenya and over 90 low-and middle-income countries at reduced price

    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

  • Sep 20, 2017

    Secretary-General's Address to the General Assembly

    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.

  • Aug 2, 2017

    Swaziland successfully undertakes first digital census

    The 29th of April, 2017 went down in national history as the commencement of the first census data collection exercise in the country to utilize mobile Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

  • Jul 27, 2017

    Swaziland Careers Fair presents high school students with UN career options

    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.