(in the pic - Community Members). former President Jacob Zuma addressing the community of Elsies River and surrounding areas during the Fight against Crime Imbizo held at Adriaanse Community Centre in Elsies River, Cape Town. The visit forms part of the government's activities for the National Child Protection Week campaign that is observed annually to raise awareness for the rights of children and mobilise all sectors of society to care for and protect children. 30/05/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

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Zuma to attend 72nd session of UN General Assembly

CAPE TOWN, September 15 – President Jacob Zuma will next week attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly and address its general debate on peace and sustainability, his office said on Friday.
The president of the session is Slovakian Foreign Minister, Miroslav Lajčák, who has announced the theme of the debate as “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for all on a Sustainable Planet”.
Zuma will be accompanied by the ministers of international relations, state security, defence, environmental affairs and water and sanitation on the six-day trip to New York. On the side-lines of the General Assembly, he will on Wednesday host an event in honour of the late African National Congress (ANC) president OR Tambo, who was born a century ago.
The assembly is the first to take place under the new secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres, who began his term in January. The presidency said South Africa fully supported his stated focus on peace and conflict prevention.
“Mr Guterres identified his major priority as the achievement of sustainable peace and security through conflict prevention by establishing a ‘culture of prevention’ in the UN – which South Africa fully supports.”
While in New York, Zuma will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017, and participate in a debate convened by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, who holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for September, on the reform of UN peacekeeping missions.


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