15 September 2014
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host a National Women Consultative Forum on Agenda 2063
The International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host a National Women Consultative Forum on Agenda 2063 in Pretoria.
The Continent is currently engaged in extensive consultations on its vision for the next fifty years, known as Agenda 2063, under the theme “The Africa We Want”. This vision, which is expected to be adopted by the January 2015 Summit of the African Union (AU), spells out the aspirations of African people across all sectors and the pledges of Africa’s leaders which are translated into a “Call to Action” comprised of a ten-year action plan that will contain flagship projects.
Each AU Member State, including South Africa, is expected to contribute to this vision through inclusive national consultations by October this year. When the vision is adopted, Member States will have to align their national policies with it through a process of domestication which, in South Africa’s case, will entail harmonising Agenda 2063 with the National Development Plan.
DIRCO has already initiated national consultations with different sectors and will convene a consultative meeting with women’s organisations on Tuesday, 16 September 2014, with a view to submit inputs to the AU by the end of October 2014.
All media are invited to attend as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Venue: OR Tambo building Conference Centre
Time: 08h30 Keynote Address by Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete on 076 431 3078
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road