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.
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.