Afrique du Sud

Membre de l'UNESCO: 12/12/1994

Chef d'Etat et/ou Gouvernement

President of the Republic: H.E. Jacob Zuma

Délégation permanente accréditée auprès de l'UNESCO

S. Exc. Madame Dolana MSIMANG
Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire d'Afrique du Sud en France, Délégué permanent (25/10/2010)


Délégation permanente de la République sud-Africaine auprès de l'UNESCO
Ambassade de l'Afrique du Sud 59, Quai d'Orsay 75343 PARIS Cedex 07
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Commission nationale pour l'UNESCO

Chairperson: Mr Yousaf Gabru

Deputy Chairperson (acting Chairperson): Prof. S. Makhanya

Secretary-General: Mr Carlton Mukwevho

Contact for Education: Zodwa Tsajwa

Programme Officer for the Culture Sector: Mr Tshifhiwa Netshituni

South African National Commission for UNESCO
222 Struben Street 0001 Pretoria South Africa
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+(27-12) 357 3486 (SG) Reuben Lefoka (Culture): +(27-12) 357 3477; Zodwa Tsajwa (Education): +(27-12) 357 3489; Lefika Chetty (Science and Communication): +(27-12) 357 3496
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Plus d'informations Commission nationale pour l'UNESCO

Représentation au Conseil exécutif

La réforme de 1991 a amendé l'article V de l'Acte constitutif concernant la qualité des membres du Conseil exécutif. Depuis la 27e session de la Conférence générale (1993), le Conseil est composé d'États membres et non plus de personnes (26 C/Rés., 19.3).
Titre Nom Années Sessions
Representative1997-2001153-162
Representative2005-2009172 - 181
Representative2007- 2009178-182

Participation dans les organes subsidiaires

Organes élus par la Conférence générale


Conseil du Bureau international d'éducation de l’UNESCO
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 39th General Conference)
Conseil international de coordination du Programme sur l'homme et la biosphère
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 39th General Conference)
Conseil intergouvernemental du programme "Gestion des transformations sociales"
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 39th General Conference)
Comité intergouvernemental pour l'éducation physique et le sport
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 39th General Conference)

Autres organes intergouvernementaux de l’UNESCO


Commission océanographique intergouvernementale
Membre

Conseils des instituts et centres de l'UNESCO


Conseil d'administration de l’Institut de l’UNESCO pour l’apprentissage tout au long de la vie (ex Institut de l'UNESCO pour l'éducation, IUE)
Membre : Ms Gugulethu Thenjiwe NDEBELE
Le Conseil d'administration de l'Institut international de l’UNESCO pour le renforcement des capacités en Afrique
Président : Mr. Duncan Hindle (Expiration du mandat : September 2013)

Interventions des Chefs des Délégations à la Conférence générale lors du débat de politique générale

36 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Mrs Angelina MOTSHEKGA, Minister of Basic Education

Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 36th session of the General Conference and posted as received

35 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training

“(…) This Conference takes place in the midst of a global financial and economic crisis. This places enormous strains on all countries and the United Nations system. The President of South Africa stated at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly recently in New York that the financial crisis should not be an excuse to delay further action on the delivery of the Millennium Development Goals. Rather, it should urge us to double our efforts to achieve greater progress.”
“(…) UNESCO’s commitment to lead the global education agenda and coordinate international efforts in education is crucial. The mobilization of political and financial commitments through engagement with EFA partners as well as structures such as the G8 must be strengthened. The estimated $8.3 billion required annually by Africa to achieve the MDG and EFA goals by 2015, and the heavy shortfall faced by the Catalytic Fund of the EFA Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI), places Africa at serious risk.”
“(…) As outgoing chair of COMEDAF, we must ensure that UNESCO continues to support the African Union in implementing the Second Decade’s Plan of Action.”
“(…) As emphasized at the World Conference on Higher Education, Higher Education is a public good and it is the responsibility of all stakeholders, especially governments. We must continue to work towards increasing both access and quality of higher education, particular in Africa where enrolments remain extremely low. Higher Education contributes to sustainable development, peace, and the realization of human rights including gender equity.”
“(…) We look forward to the establishment of two Category 2 centres in Africa: Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa at Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso and the African World Heritage Fund in my country, South Africa.”
“(…) We look forward to extending our hospitality as we witness history in the making when the African continent hosts its first soccer World Cup. We have been afforded a strategic opportunity to focus global attention on the need to mobilize support for the EFA imperatives through the ONE GOAL campaign that urges donor countries to honour the commitments made towards education in the developing world.”

34 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister of Education

“As we gather here in Paris, it is fitting that we consider ways of strengthening UNESCO’s ability to respond effectively to the pressing challenges of education opportunity, scientific exclusion and cultural discrimination. These are challenges that confront millions of people on the five continents that make up our world. To those millions, UNESCO is a haven of promise and opportunity. The reality of so many millions dependant on our actions and our deliberations should spur us to act with focus and energy to ameliorate the impoverished conditions experienced by children and adults world-wide.”
“One of the truisms we should draw energy from is the fact that the most marginalized in the world continue to have faith in the United Nations and its key organs. Girls continue to believe UNESCO will facilitate access to and success in education. Marginalized communities believe their indigenous knowledge will enjoy protection under the banner of UNESCO, and that the march of science will not mean that they lose their national control of the intellectual property that is an inherent part of their villages, forests and towns. The aspirations of these citizens of the world should shape our agenda at this and future conferences.”
“I wish to applaud the work of the Executive Board and the Director-General. We must be concerned, if we give scant attention to reviews of our influence in ensuring more children are educated well or that more scientists from Africa are trained in Africa and work in Africa. We must be concerned, if more girls and women do not enjoy basic education and that increasing cultural diversity is not a basis for national pride and unity.”
“The restructuring of UNESCO field offices toward more problem-solving is urgently necessary. The Executive Board is, I believe, correct in promoting decentralization, but such remodelling must include decentralizing senior officials to the real areas of need. Furthermore, it is vital that more funding is devoted to programmes and system support. Let us take conference money and create 60 science bursaries for girls from the south to do postgraduate studies.”
“All of us know that education is an expensive area of policy action, because of the huge numbers of teachers and support staff that are necessary to effective education. UNESCO has, of course, to be better funded to carry out its strategic agenda. Of course, we believe that we, as Member States, need to assist this funding of UNESCO by ensuring that we pay our contributions regularly.”
“This Organization […] has built an excellent record in its six decades of existence. We need to extend this record by ensuring that all children of the world have quality education; all who need to learn to read and write are able to; that we bridge the digital divide; and that we build bonds of cultural friendship and respect for diversity within and between nations. Our organization, the African Union, has encouraged education ministers to begin working in the kind of focused approach I have suggested in my comments. In 2006 we agreed to a second decade plan for education in Africa, because we had failed to successfully execute the first decade. The priority areas of our plan are higher education; gender and culture; education management information systems; teacher development; technical and vocational education and training; curriculum and teaching and learning material development; and the management of our systems.”
“These priorities, we believe, should inform the content of UNESCO’s “priority Africa” plan. As the Conference of Education Ministers of the African Union agreed, we will use our resources, our meagre resources, and our partner support to advance educational access and the quality of education on our continent. […] It is our firm belief that UNESCO can play a vital role in partnership with the African Union and its partner organizations, such as ADEA.”

Célébrations d'anniversaires

  • 50e anniversaire du procès de Rivonia, qui conduisit à l’emprisonnement de Nelson Mandela dans sa lutte contre l’apartheid (1962) (2012)

  • Cette célébration est conforme à l’esprit de la décision des Nations Unies de célébrer la Journée internationale Nelson Mandela. Elle donnera également à l’UNESCO l’occasion de renouveler son appréciation des actions de son Ambassadeur de bonne volonté en faveur de la paix, de la démocratie, du respect pour la diversité culturelle, de la réconciliation nationale et de la compréhension mutuelle entre citoyens et peuples d’origines différentes.
    Pour le monde entier et particulièrement pour les jeunes générations, Nelson Mandela incarne le combat contre la violence et l’injustice par des moyens pacifiques. La célébration du 50e anniversaire de l’emprisonnement du docteur Nelson Mandela va sensibiliser, en particulier les jeunes, à l’importance des efforts pour la promotion de la paix et de la non-violence.

  • 50e anniversaire de la création de l’Organisation panafricaine des femmes (OPF) (1962) (2012)

  • L’OPF s’est constituée en 1962 lorsqu’un groupe de femmes africaines combattantes de la liberté des femmes a rendu une visite de courtoisie à M. Julius Nyerere, alors Premier Ministre de la République-Unie de Tanzanie, pour soutenir ses efforts en faveur de la création de l’Organisation de l’Unité africaine. Le soutien chaleureux qu’il leur a témoigné est la première manifestation d’une conscience de genre dans le mouvement panafricain.
    L’Organisation panafricaine des femmes a joué un rôle important pour la création de l’Organisation de l’Unité africaine (OUA) et pour l’indépendence politique du continent.
    L’OPF a proposé la célébration du 31 juillet comme Jour de la femme africaine, qui est désormais célébré dans tout le continent. Elle a pour objectif d’assurer la participation pleine et entière des femmes au développement politique, économique et social, notamment dans les États membres et au niveau international. Elle est à l’origine d’un mouvement d’autonomisation des femmes du continent et de lutte pour l’amélioration du statut des femmes et pour son renforcement par la coopération et la solidarité entre les femmes africaines et celles du reste du monde. Différents décideurs africains ont appris auprès de l’OPF la nécessité de travailler pour l’émancipation des femmes et participé à des activités de sensibilisation promues par cette organisation de la société civile africaine.

  • 75e anniversaire de l'annonce de la découverte du crâne de Taungs, la première des découvertes d'hominidés fossiles préhistoriques en Afrique (2000)