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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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, 26 April 2016

March 2016

Secretary-General appoints Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Deputy Joint Special Representative for Darfur Hybrid Operation, 2 March 2016

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,
12 January 2016

December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mr Lyle Davidson, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations on agenda item 133: Programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015: Second performance report on the programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015, at the main part of the seventieth session of the Fifth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 16 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mr Lyle Davidson, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations on agenda item 134: Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017: Request for a subvention to the residual Special Court for Sierra Leone; Revised estimates for the Human Rights Council; and Contingency Fund: Consolidated statement of programme budget implications and revised estimates, at the main part of the seventieth session of the Fifth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 16 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by the South African Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, H.E. Minister Siyabonga Cwele, at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Overall Review of the Implementations of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, New York, 15 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mr Lyle Davidson, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations on agenda item 134: Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017: Revised estimates for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and revised estimates for Financing for Development, at the main part of the seventieth session of the Fifth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 15 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mr Lyle Davidson, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, on agenda item 144, 145 and 146 in particular on the second performance reports for the biennium 2014-2015 and budget proposals for the biennium 2016-2017 of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia, and International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals respectively at the main part of the seventieth session of the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, New York, 15 December 2015

Closing remarks on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mr Simon Marobe, representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the plenary of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly, New York, 14 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China at the closing plenary of the 11th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP11), Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 12 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by South Africa at the closing plenary of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 12 December 2015

Intervention on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mrs. Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, at the Paris Committee Meeting, Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 9 December 2015

Intervention on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mrs. Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, at the Paris Committee Meeting, Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 8 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by South Africa at the opening of the High-level Segment of COP21/CMP11, Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 7 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko at the closing plenary of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP2-12), Paris, France, 5 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko at the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), Paris Climate Change Conference, 5 December 2015, Paris, France, 5 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko at the closing plenary of the 43rd Session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI43), Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 4 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko at the closing plenary of the 43rd Session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA43), Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 4 December 2015

Comments to the Media on the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by the Chairperson of the G-77, Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, Paris Climate Change Conference, Le Bourget, France, 3 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko from South Africa at the Open-ended Consultation on Finance Process, Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 2 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko from South Africa at the ADP Contact Group Meeting, Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 2 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko from South Africa, at the opening plenary of 43rd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA43), Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 1 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko from South Africa, at the opening plenary of 43rd session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI43), Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 1 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mr. Lyle Davidson, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, on agenda item 134: Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017: Revised estimates resulting from resolutions and decisions adopted by ECOSOC at its substantive session of 2015, at the main part of the 70th session of the Fifth Committee of the UN General Assembly, New York, 1 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mr Lyle Davidson, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations on agenda item 134: Proposed programme budget for the bienium 2016-2017: Construction and property management: Progress in the construction of new office facilities at the Economic Comission for Africa and updates on the renovation of conference facilities, including the Africa Hall during the main part of the seventieth session of the Fifth Committee of the UN General Assembly, New York, 1 December 2015

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Mr. Lyle Davidson, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, on agenda item 134. Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017. Study on the long-term accommodation needs at United Nations Headquarters for the period 2015 to 2034, at the main part of the 70th session of the Fifth Committee of the UN General Assembly, New York, 1 December 2015