The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol was held in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa.

 

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2016 Statements and Speeches

November 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations on Security Council Open Debate: Peacekeeping Operations-Facing Asymmetrical Threats, New York, 7 November 2016

Statement by Ambassador NJ Mxakato-Diseko, the Representative of the Government of the Republic of South Africa,  on the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-Agenda Item: 61, New York, 3 November 2016

Statement by Dr. Wouter H. Zaayman, Counsellor (Political) of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the Fourth Committee General Debate on the Work of the United Nations Reliefs and Work Agency: Agenda Item 493, New York 3 November 2016

Statement  by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, for the Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories – Agenda Item 50, New York, 1 November 2016

October 2016

Statement by the Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, Mr. Stephen Ntsoane (First Secretary), on Comprehensive Review of the Special Political Missions, New York, 27 October 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, in the UN Security Council Open Debate On Women, Peace and Security, New York, 25 October 2016

Statement by the Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, Dr. Wouter H. Zaayman (Counsellor), for the Security Council Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East Including the Palestinian Question, New York, 19 October 2016

Statement by the First Secretary of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, Mr. Oyama Mgobozi, at the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (4th Committee) Meeting on Agenda Item 53: Questions Relating to Information, New York, 18 October 2016

National Statement by H.E. Deputy Ambassador Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the Third Committee Meeting on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children (Item 64), New York, 13 OCtober 2016

Statement by H.E. Deputy Ambassador M. Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the Third Committee Meeting on the Advancement of Women, New York, 11 October 2016

Statement by Dr. Wouter H. Zaayman, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations on the Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organisation, New York, 5 October 2016

Statement by Ambassador Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the General Debate of the First Committee Session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, New York, 4 October 2016

September 2016

Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Commemoration of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, New York, 26 September 2016

Statement by H.E Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa, during the Meeting of the UNSC Sanctions Committee on the Central African Republic, New York, 9 September 2016

July 2016

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Peacebuilding in Africa, New York, 28 July 2016

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Working Methods of the Security Council, New York, 19 July 2016

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, on the Situation in the Middle East Including the Palestinian Question, New York, 12 July 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Charge D’ Affaires of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, on the Fifth Review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, New York, 1 July 2016

June 2016

Statement by Ms. Sherina Saran, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the Annual Session of 2016 of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), New York, 27 June 2016

Statement by Mr. Sipho Seakamela, Minister Counsellor, South African Mission, during the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Question of “Equitable Representation for the Increase in Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Council,” New York, 22 June 2016

Statement by Mr. Sipho Seakamela, Minister Counsellor of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the Special Committee on Decolonisation on the Agenda Item: Question of Western Sahara, New York, 14 June 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Charge D’Affaires of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, on Security Council Open Debate on “Responding to Human Trafficking in Situations of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence”, in Connection with the Agenda Item “Women Peace and Security,”
New York, 2 June 2016

May 2016

Statement by Mr Mahlatse Mminele, Charge D’ Affaires, of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on “United Nations-African Union Peace and Security Cooperation: Chapter VIII Application and the Future of the African Peace and Security Architecture,” in connection with the Agenda Item “Cooperation Between the United Nations and Regional and Subregional Organizations in Maintaining International Peace and Security,” New York, 24 May 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Countering the Narratives and Ideologies of Terrorism”, in Connection with Agenda Item “Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts”, New York, 11 May 2016

Statement by Dr. Wouter Zaayman, Counsellor at the  Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the High-Level Thematic Debate on the United Nations, Peace and Security, New York, 11 May 2016

April 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Charge D’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa, on the Occasion of the Arria Formula Meeting on the Situation in Western Sahara, New York, 26 April 2016

Statement by Dr. Wouter Zaayman, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the UN, at the Security Council Open Debate on Peace Consolidation in West Africa: Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea in the Gulf of Guinea, New York, 25 April 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the UN, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East Including the Palestinian Question, New York, 18 April 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts”, New York, 11 April 2016

March 2016

Statement by Ms. Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans of South Africa, on the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region” in Connection with Agenda Item “Maintenance of Peace and Security”, New York, 21 March 2016

February 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the UN, at the Security Council Open Debate on “Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: The Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture”, New York, 23 February 2016

Statement by Dr. Wouter Zaayman, Counsellor, at the  Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, on the 2016 Substantive Session of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, New York, 16 February 2016

January 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on "The Situation in the Middle East, Including the Palestinian Question", New York, 26 January 2016

Statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, on "The Question of Equitable Representation on the Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Council", New York, 22 January 2016

Statement by Mr. Mahlatse Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, New York, 19 January 2016

Statement by H.E. Mr Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, at the Handover Ceremony of the Chairmanship of the Group of 77, New York, 12 January 2016