The year 2022 brought with it an ebb and flow of successes and challenges for the government and people of South Africa as well as the UN family in the country. Globally, we found ourselves in continued recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic; readjusting and addressing the challenges and shifting dynamics as a result of conflict; and adapting and attempting to mitigate the growing crises brought forth by climate change. These developments have had large-scale impact on citizens around the world. They also emphasize the urgency to find mutually beneficial and sustainable solutions.
This newsletter highlights some of our engagements in 2022 with a firm view to ramp up our efforts in 2023. It has been my honour to serve the UN development system in South Africa as the Resident Coordinator ad interim for much of 2022. I want to use this opportunity to wish you and your families a safe, peaceful, healthy, and happy holiday season and new year. Let us continue our steadfast work to Leave No One Behind.