Media Statement

20 January 2021

Minister Pandor to reflect on South Africa’s tenure in the UNSC and as the chair of the African Union, 20 January 2021 at 16h00

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor will, this afternoon, Wednesday, 20 January 2021, at 16h00 reflect on South Africa’s two-year non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and South Africa’s tenure as Chair of the African Union in 2020, in a virtual programme hosted by the London Chatham House.

In December 2020, South Africa concluded its third term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. In February 2021, South Africa will conclude its tenure as Chair of the African Union.

Chatham House audiences are made up of policymakers and senior decision-makers, business representatives, diplomats, civil society representatives, media, academics and other experts in open debate and private discussions about the most significant developments in international affairs.

The event will be live-streamed as follows:

Zoom<https://chathamhouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DpWQ7pjkQJ2snb1j6aul1w> and on the Chatham House website<https://www.chathamhouse.org/events/all/research-event/south-africas-foreign-policy-reflections-un-security-council-and-african>

It will also be live-streamed on the Chatham House website and via Facebook live<https://www.facebook.com/CHAfricaProg/live>.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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