World Altered by ‘Neoliberal’ Outsourcing of Public Services to Private Sector, Third Committee Experts Stress, amid Calls for Better Rights Protection

The world has been fundamentally reordered by widespread neoliberal economics that has privatized basic public goods social protections, education, pensions and criminal justice among them with often disastrous impacts on the human rights of the …

Speakers in Fifth Committee Welcome Decreased Price Tag of Nairobi Office Upgrade, Yet Concerned by Potential Cost Overrun for Project at Asia-Pacific Commission

Speakers in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today welcomed a 5.2 per cent reduction in the projected cost of replacing semi permanent office blocks at the United Nations Office at Nairobi that date back …

SOUTH AFRICA CONTINUES TO BE AFRICA’S INVESTOR DESTINATION

PRETORIA– South Africa’s strong financial market infrastructure and robust legal framework has ensured the country remains the ultimate destination for investors in Africa, according to the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index.

The Index, produced by …

Stand Firm in Denouncing Enforced Disappearances, Protecting Internally Displaced, Third Committee Experts Stress amid Calls to Respect Human Rights Defenders

Abductions ‘A Lethal Virus’, Says Working Group Chair, Advocating Urgent Remedies

The recent shocking case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is only one of thousands of enforced disappearances and the international community must stand firm …

SOUTH AFRICA TO SHOWCASE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PRETORIA– Next week’s much-anticipated Investment Conference will be a platform for South Africa to woo investors and showcase a more coherent narrative about the direction of South Africa’s economy.

This is according to Economic Development …