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25 May 2012 description
report United Nations


Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro’s remarks to the African Ambassadors’ Group on “Building on Africa’s Recent Progress”, in Washington, D.C., 23 May:

I am honoured to address this distinguished group. I feel very much at home. Every year on Africa Day, we recognize the people and promise of Africa.

03 Apr 2008 description
report United Nations


SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 3 April (INSTRAW) - A new study seeks to raise awareness of women's changing roles in migration and assess the impact of remittances sent by women migrants on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Gender, Remittances and Development: Preliminary Findings from Selected SADC Countries, published by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), with support from the United Nations Population Fund …

13 Jun 2005 description
report United Nations


The strong development gains evident in many countries in southern Africa during the eighties and nineties are rapidly being reversed. The reason for this is largely due to the impact of HIV/AIDS. Indeed, the goals of sustainable development, the Millennium Development Goals, shared by national governments, United Nations, NGOs, civil society, communities and individuals, are under threat. Every effort is needed to help stop and reverse the current downward trend in human development indicators.

12 Jul 2004 description
report United Nations


It may not make the headlines, but southern Africa must still be considered the location of one of the world's most serious humanitarian crises. The scenes may not be as compelling as those that emerge from dusty and desperate refugee camps or from the devastation caused by an earthquake, but the numbers tell of an extraordinary human tragedy. Life expectancy in the six most affected countries of southern Africa1 has declined by an average 22 years as a result of HIV/AIDS.

18 Sep 2003 description
report United Nations

Executive summary

The scale and severity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in southern and eastern Africa, interlinked with poverty, chronic and recurrent food insecurity, drought and weakened institutional capacity, mean that all UN agencies must urgently retool and scale-up their support of national and community capacities to enable a multi-sectoral response.

28 Aug 2002 description
report United Nations

Link with Asian Floods but Unlikely Connected to Floods in Central Europe