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31 Dec 2010 description


Climate change represents one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet today. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries, climate change is a major threat to sustainable development and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The combined effects of climate change, increased global population and income growth, among others, threaten to affect food and water resources that are critical for livelihoods in SSA.

31 Dec 2010 description

JOHANNESBURG, 31 December 2010 (IRIN) - The crises in Zimbabwe and Madagascar were a major focus of IRIN's Southern Africa coverage, though riots over food and fuel prices in early September 2010 in Mozambique managed to grab the headlines for a while. [ http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=90618 ]

Civil rights activists warned of a possible surge of violence if elections - hinted at by President Robert Mugabe - go ahead in 2011.

22 Nov 2010 description


Climate change represents the medium and long-term changes in average weather patterns. It is the result of both external forces and human activity. The major external forces that influence climate change include such processes as variations in solar radiation, deviations in the earth's orbit, and variations in the level of Green House Gas (GHG) concentrations, which lead to changes in the global mean temperature and the amount of precipitation.

15 Nov 2010 description

A review of the current situation and recommendations for achieving the World Health Assembly Resolution on health of migrants. November 2010.

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely the Southern Africa (Johannesburg), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Sahel (Dakar), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), West Coast (Abuja) and East Africa (Nairobi). Southern Africa Regional Representation Office (SARRO) covers ten countries in Southern Africa1.

11 Oct 2010 description


The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a policy research seminar in Cape Town on 25 and 26 February 2010 on the theme: "Building Peace in Southern Africa". The meeting assessed Southern Africa's peacebuilding challenges by focusing largely on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the sub-region's principal Regional Economic Community (REC), which constitutes 15 member states (Madagascar, included in this number, was suspended in March 2009).

17 Aug 2010 description

Afrique du Sud - En partenariat avec l'Agence suédoise de coopération internationale au développement (Sida) et le Ministère norvégien des affaires étrangères, le bureau régional de l'OIM en Afrique du Sud a annoncé l'expansion géographique et thématique du partenariat sur le programme concernant le VIH et la mobilité en Afrique du Sud (PHAMSA), à mettre en œuvre en Afrique de l'Est.

Le programme révisé, renommé « Partenariat sur la santé et la mobilité en Afrique de l'Est et du Sud » (PHAMESA) comprendra des questions migratoires plus larges et permettra d'aider …

17 Aug 2010 description

SOUTH AFRICA - IOM Launches Expanded HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Programme for Migrants and Mobile Populations in East and Southern Africa - The International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s Regional Office for Southern Africa, in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced the geographic and thematic expansion of the Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA) Programme, to include East Africa.

The revised programme, renamed "Partnership on Health …

04 Aug 2010 description


- SADC cereal production estimates indicate a 12% increase over last season... Latest estimates indicate a regional cereal (i.e. maize, wheat, rice and sorghum/millet) production of 35.55 million tonnes, which is 12% higher than the 2009 final harvest of 31.83 million tonnes and 32% higher than the 5-year average of 26.84 million tonnes.

27 May 2010 description

Joint press release

NAIROBI, KENYA, 27, May 2010 - Government representatives from 20 African countries highly affected by HIV/AIDS gathered today in Nairobi to discuss ways to virtually eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015.

The three-day-consultation from 26 to 28 May is co-organized by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and UN agencies, including UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO. Participants are exploring how to expand and strengthen services for pregnant women and increase treatment for infected mothers and children.

14 Apr 2010 description


Commission de la population et du développement
Quarante-troisième session

14 Apr 2010 description

Prevalence of HIV among Young Women in Southern Africa Three Times Greater Than Men, While Unequal Power Relations Impede Women's Access to Health Care


Commission on Population and Development
Forty-third Session

02 Mar 2010 description

A new IOM study has found that migrant workers in Southern Africa have relatively low and inadequate access to HIV prevention and treatment services, although they have high a vulnerability to infection.

The findings are based on a regional assessment of the HIV vulnerabilities of migrants and mobile workers in the southern Africa region commissioned by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and funded by the Southern Africa Prevention Initiative of the U.S.

23 Feb 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 February 2010 - Senior Government officials from 15 States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region will meet in Pretoria from 23 to 25 February 2010 to determine ways to strengthen cross-border co-operation for the protection of children at risk and better regulate intercountry adoption.

The meeting will focus on the problems resulting from cross-border movements of unaccompanied minors, refugee and displaced children, as well as international abductions and trafficking in children.

According to recent research conducted by UNICEF, South Africa is home to …

17 Feb 2010 description


3 Executive Summary


Southern Africa continues to bear a disproportionate share of the global burden of HIV: 35% of HIV infections and 38% of AIDS-related deaths in 2007 occurred in this sub-region'(UNAIDS, 2008b: 32). Southern Africa also experiences high levels of population movement, voluntary or forced, and comprises a diversity of people, including contract labor migrants, irregular migrants, families of migrants, refugees, traffi cked persons and mobile workers such as truck drivers and mine workers.