Opening speech by UN Botswana Resident Coordinator, Anders Pedersen at the 5th special session of the African ministerial conference on the environment (AMCEN) in Gaborone
Oct 17, 2013
Let me start by thanking and congratulating Botswana for once again hosting a critically important meeting on sustainable development, environment and climate change. It takes place at a time when the world is working on the most critical issues that define and shape the course of development over the coming decades.
The UN message on the Gaborone declaration for sustainability in Africa
Oct 8, 2013
This gathering is a follow-up to last year’s Summit that recognized the value of Africa’s natural capital to sustainable economic growth, maintenance and improvement of social capital and human well-being. The resultant Declaration, the Gaborone Declaration, demonstrates the commitment by the signatory countries to put the value of natural capital at the centre of decision-making, planning, reporting and business practice.
Opening address at the 2013 Botswana annual judiciary conference by Anders Pedersen, United Nations Resident Coordinator
Jul 25, 2013
It is that time of the year when minds in the justice sector meet to reflect on the way forward in the delivery of justice in Botswana. As a lawyer myself, I am delighted to be a part of these deliberations. Allow me at the onset to express my deep appreciation for having, once again, been invited to this Conference. I feel greatly honoured.
Message by Mr. Anders Pedersen, UN Resident Coordinator, during the 2012 World AIDS Day commemorations
Dec 1, 2012
It is my true honour to participate on behalf of the United Nations and the UN Secretary General in this World AIDS Day Commemoration at this critical time of the AIDS response in Botswana. We know Botswana has made great achievements in responding to AIDS, by showing to the world one of the best ART and preventing Mother to Child Transmission programmes, with high coverage and high quality, thanks to the government leadership and good close collaboration with partners.
Closing remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator,Anders Pedersen at the UN STANDARDISED FORMED POLICE UNITS TRAIN-the-TRAINERS COURSE at Botswana Police College,Otse
May 25, 2012
On a personal note, I have very positive experiences of working together with the Police from a variety of countries. I remember vividly how I as a young/-er UN Legal Advisor to the UN Mission in El Salvador in 1989-1992 work hand in hand with police from Italy, Spain and a number of other countries. Step by step we got to know each other, we started to understand each other and eventually we fully valued each other’s role and function, strength and weaknesses. Together we formed a strong team.
Statement by the UNDP Resident Representative,Anders Pedersen Post at the COP 17 and Climate Change Policy Workshop Boipuso Hall, Gaborone
Apr 25, 2012
It is a great honour and privilege for UNDP Botswana to be part of this important gathering to share what we have learnt at the recent COP 17, the Durban Climate Conference in December 2011, and to also deliberate on what this means for Botswana in terms of formulating a comprehensive, forward-looking Climate Change Policy and Strategy.