In 2019, South Africa accepted its mandate as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and should use it to promote international peace and security, promoting peaceful settlement of disputes and inclusive dialogue; Improve cooperation and effectiveness between the United Nations, the AU and other regional and sub-regional organizations. (2) There are indeed a number of conventions that deal specifically with the rights of children that are expressed in the list. At present, there is no legally binding international agreement or/or convention on young people. The international community has not yet been able to agree on the definition of “youth.” Nor is it a legally binding international convention or convention for persons with disabilities. The “un standard rules on equal opportunities for persons with disabilities” are the applicable guideline and negotiations are under way to develop a convention on the subject. South Africa is an active participant in these negotiations. Ubuntu`s diplomacy continues to make cooperation with its partners a focus on their foreign policy efforts above all as a form of competition. South Africa`s foreign policy perspective is based on its commitment to the values and ideals of pan-Africanism, solidarity with the people of the South and the need to work with all peaceful people around the world to achieve shared prosperity and a just, just and rules-based international order. The TPNW is trying to establish an international standard that delegitimizes and stigmatizes the possession of nuclear weapons. It must contribute to the achievement of the objective set out in the first resolution of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) of 1946, namely to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction. It complements other international instruments by contributing to the fulfilment of nuclear disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the objectives of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and various nuclear weapons release treaties, such as the Pelindaba Treaty, which has already banned nuclear weapons in Africa. The country fully identifies with the aspirations of the AU`s Agenda 2063 and its vision of an “integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force on the international stage.” South Africa and its destiny are inseparable from those of the continent.

As a result, South Africa fully supports the African Agenda 2063 and its action plan. South Africa also participates in WHO`s annual regional committee for Africa, which reflects decisions made within WHO, particularly those relevant to the continent. Chapter 7 of the National Development Plan (NDP) presents a vision of South Africa`s positioning to facilitate broad socio-economic development and promote strong international relations.


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