Press Release

UN Eswatini applauds Speech From the Throne

12 February 2024

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Eswatini, Mr. George Wachira, applauds His Majesty King Mswati III’s Speech from the Throne delivered at the official opening of the first session of the 12th Parliament on 9 February 2024.

His Majesty's speech spanned several critical issues which are key in improving the welfare of the people and progress of the Kingdom and demonstrate a resolve to address the concerns raised by citizens at Sibaya last year. His Majesty also reaffirmed Eswatini’s commitment to global agendas, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union Agenda 2063.

The UN notes in particular His Majesty’s focus on the need to grow the economy; bolstering infrastructure development, particularly in ICT; improving the business environment especially for SMEs; resolving the challenges hindering access to quality healthcare; tackling youth unemployment through quality education, entrepreneurship and skills development; ensuring energy security; addressing climate change, environmental management and disaster preparedness; the establishment of the Agriculture Development Fund; and combatting corruption. Yet again, His Majesty spoke clearly and strongly about ending the scourge of gender-based violence.

As the Government takes up the task of translating into programmes and implementing the directives contained in His Majesty’s speech, the United Nations remains steadfast in its commitment to support Eswatini’s vision of a prosperous and sustainable future in line with the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025.

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Sibusiso Mngadi

Sibusiso Mngadi

Coordination Officer - Programme Communications and Advocacy
Coordinator - UN Eswatini Communications and Advocacy

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