Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

African Youth Day Conference 2011

The Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African contexts.

The African Youth Day was declared and adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2006 to be commemorated on 1 November each year. It has since evolved as the most powerful platform of young people of Africa.

World Cup in Africa a Triumph for Humanity – UN

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has described the hosting of the World Cup on African soil as a triumph for humanity.

Officiating at the gala dinner in Johannesburg to promote the education goal, Ban urged world leaders to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are achieved.

Ban said he was convening a special summit on the 2015 MDGs to take stock of progress made.

Call for New Plans on Development Goals

Global anti-poverty group, ONE, says industrialised countries have delivered an historic increase in development aid to Africa in the past five years, but they have gone only three-fifths of the way towards meeting their targets and there is an urgent need for a new plan to help the continent develop.

ONE states despite the ‘great progress’ in the past five years, it has enough data to know that the targets and their ambitiously hopeful outcomes have not been met.

Little Progress in Achieving Gender Equality

Across the globe, women's rights defenders have been campaigning for an end to violence against women. South Africa is no exception. Workshops, launches, exhibitions, training events and celebrations take place across the country and the region, intensifying during national and global campaigns, such as the 16 Days of Activism to end Violence Against Women, an event taking place every December.

UNDP Head in Africa to Promote MDGs

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is on a four-country visit to Africa to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UNDP administrator, Helen Clark, points out that, "Achieving the MDGs means quite simply a better life for billions of people."
Clark's visit to sub-Saharan Africa comes some 150 days before world leaders converge in New York, just prior to the start of the General Assembly's annual General Debate, to identify obstacles to achieving the MDGs.

Millennium Development Goals Report 2009

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2009 is based on a master set of data that has been compiled by an Inter-Agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, in response to the wishes of the General Assembly for periodic assessment of progress towards the MDGs.

Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Declaration gave birth to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a framework of 21 quantifiable targets and 60 indicators was set up by a consensus of experts from the United Nations Secretariat, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank.

The MDGs are to be achieved by 2015.

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Poverty Has No Colour – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has assured the poor white residents of Bethlehem and other informal settlements in Pretoria West that, in his government, poverty has no colour and that they also deserve service delivery.

Zuma points out that, "Our presence today is a confirmation that we are a government that is committed to all South Africans, regardless of colour, race or creed."

He states that for as long as there are people who suffer the indignity of poverty in the country, “This will not rest.”


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