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November 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, 20 November 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Debate on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: The Role of Reconciliation in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security, 19 November 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa: Visit of the Deputy Secretary-General to Horn of Africa, 4 November 2019

October 2019

Statement on behalf of South Africa by Ambassador J Matjila, International Court of Justice, Under the theme “Threat to international peace and security and its evolution through the practice of the Security Council and Court”, 31 October 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), 31 October 2019

Statement by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, for the 10-year Anniversary of the Establishment of the Mandate on Sexual Violence in Conflict, 30 October 2019

Statement by Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Affairs, during the Security Council Briefing on Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations (African Union), 30 October 2019

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Mandate Renewal of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), 30 October 2019

Statement by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, during the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, 29 October 2019

Statement by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, during the UN Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, 28 October 2019

Statement by the South African Government on the occasion of the United Nations Day, 24 October 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the Great Lakes Region, 3 October 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Debate on Peace and Security in Africa: Mobilising the Youth towards Silencing the Guns by 2020, 2 October 2019

September 2019

Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 28 September 2019

Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the 43rd Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77, 27 September 2019

Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor: Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations, 26 September 2019,

Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, during the Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in Africa: Partnership to strengthen Regional Peace and Security, 26 September 2019

Statement by H.E. Minister Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, during the UN Security Council Meeting on “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organisations in maintaining international peace and security: the contribution of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in countering terrorist threats”, 25 September 2019

Statement by H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, 23 September 2019

Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor on the occasion of the Media Briefing on South Africa’s participation in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, 16 September 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 10 September 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the situation in Libya, 04 September 2019

August 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Meeting on “the Situation in the Middle East”, 27 August 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations and African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), 26 August 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Yemen, 20 August 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, on the Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, 2 August 2019

July 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, on the occasion of Security Council Meeting on Libya, 29 July 2019

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa, to the United Nations during the Security Council Briefing on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Afghanistan, 26 July 2019

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on MONUSCO, 24 July 2019

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, 23 July 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Strengthening Partnerships for Nationally-Owned Transitions”, 18 July 2019

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Council Briefing on the situation in Yemen, 18 July 2019

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, on the occasion of an Open Debate of the Security Council on the issue of “Linkages between International Terrorism and Organised Crime”, 9 July 2019

June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, 20 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the International Criminal Court and the situation in Sudan, 19 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Yemen, 17 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Burundi, 14 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations and African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), 14 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on “Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations in maintaining Peace and Security” 13 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Conflict Prevention and Mediation” 12 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Mali, 12 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Protection of Civilians: Missing Persons in Armed Conflict, 11 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the situation in Libya, 10 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Kosovo, 10 June 2019

Press Conference by the African Members (A3) of the United Nations Security Council (Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea & South Africa) on the situation in Sudan at the UNSC Press Stakeout, UN Head Quarters, New York, 06 June 2019

Joint E10 Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, during the Open Debate on the Working Methods of the Security Council, 06 June 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa, 04 June 2019

May 2019

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the Adoption of the Amisom Mandate Renewal, 31 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria, 28 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council briefing on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, 22 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council briefing on the situation in Somalia, 22 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on Iraq, 21 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council briefing on the situation in Libya, 21 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council briefing on Ukraine, 20 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, on the Occasion of the Coordinated Briefing of the Chairs of the 1267/1989/1373 & 1540 Committees, 20 May 2019

Statement delivered by Ambassador Jerry Matjila during the Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa: G5 Sahel Joint Force, 16 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen, 15 May 2019

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Debate on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 08 May 2019

Statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, during the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Investing in Peace: Improving Safety and Performance of UN Peacekeepers, 07 May 2019

April 2019

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Mandate renewal of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), 30 April 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, 29 April 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 25 April 2019

Statement by South Africa during the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Conflict, 23 April 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), 17 April 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen, 15 April 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, 10 April 2019

Statement by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at a Public Lecture on South Africa’s two-year non-permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Durban, 05 April 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Debate on the situation in Haiti, 3 April 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council briefing on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), 2 April 2019

March 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on the Situation in the Middle East – Syrian Golan Heights, 27 March 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on the Political and Humanitarian Situations in Syria, 27 March 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on the Great Lakes Region, 26 March 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council meeting on the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 18 March 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council briefing on Cooperation between the UN and Regional or Sub-Regional Organisations, 12 March 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council briefing on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 11 March 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), 8 March 2019

February 2019

Explanation of Vote by South Africa at the UN Security Council vote on the Situation in Venezuela, 28 February 2019

Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, during the United Nations Security Council Briefing on the political situation in Syria, 28 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Myanmar, 28 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Open Briefing of the United Nations Security Council, 26 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), 25 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on the Situation in the Central African Republic, 21 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, 20 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen, 19 February 2019 

Statement by the Permanent Representative of South Africa, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk (on behalf of Ambassador Jerry Matjila), on the Situation in Burundi, 19 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Iraq, 13 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on Ukraine, 12 February 2019

Statement by Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi, Deputy Director-General, Global Governance and Continental Agenda of South Africa, during the United Nations Security Council Debate on “Transnational Organized Crime at Sea as a Threat to International Peace and Security,” 5 February 2019

Statement by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, at the United Nations Security Council Debate on “Threats to international peace and security: Impact of mercenary groups on regional peace and stability,” 4 February 2019

January 2019

Statement by H.E. Mr. Jerry Matthews Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the launch of the Global Commission On The Future Of Work Report, 31 January 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Colombia, 23 January 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Meeting on Venezuela, 26 January 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Open Debate on Addressing the Impacts of Climate related Disasters on International Peace and Security, 25 January 2019

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, at the Open Debate on the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question, 22 January 2019

Statement delivered by H.E. Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa, during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Libya, 18 January 2019

Statement delivered by H.E. Jerry Matjila during the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Sudan Sanctions, 17 January 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Nairobi, 16 January 2019

Media Statement: President Ramaphosa condemns attacks in Kenya, 15 January 2019

Media Statement: South Africa statement on protests in Zimbabwe, 15 January 2019

Statement by South Africa to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 11 January 2019

South Africa calls for calm ahead of the announcement of the official election results in the DRC, 07 January 2019

South Africa condemns attempted military coup d’état in Gabon, 07 January 2019

President Ramaphosa extends best wishes to the 38th President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, 02 January 2019

Guest Column: Peace and stability in Africa a priority as South Africa joins the UN Security Council, by Ndivhuwo Mabaya, News24, 02 January 2019. South Africa has as of January 1, 2019 taken up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term, following the country’s successful election to this principal organ on June 8, 2018. South Africa received 183 votes from member states of the UN General Assembly.

Media Statement: South Africa assumes Non-Permanent Seat on the United Nations Security Council, 1 January 2019

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