Media Advisory

26 February 2013

South Africa and the United Nations to sign the Strategic Cooperation Framework: 2013-17

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman, and the UN Resident Coordinator and UN Resident Representative in South Africa, Dr Agostinho Zacarias, will sign the “South Africa-United Nations Strategic Cooperation Framework (UNSCF): 2013-17”. The UNSCF is the overall framework for the work of the UN system in South Africa, which was developed in 2012, through a participatory consultative inter-departmental and provincial process, led by Department of International and Cooperation (DIRCO) in coordination with the UN Country Team in South Africa.

Media are invited as follows:

Date: Today, Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Venue: Media Room, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria

14:30 - 14:55 Arrival of guests

15:00 - 15:15 Signing Ceremonial by:

  • Mr Marius Fransman, Deputy Minister of DIRCO

  • Dr Agostinho Zacarias, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in South Africa

15:15 - 15:30 Joint Press Briefing

RSVP: Curtis Singo,, 072 625 7060

Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation OR Tambo Building

460 Soutpansberg Road





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