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The South African Institute of International Affairs is a membership organisation and provides a range of services to its paid-up members according to their category and level of contribution. Events are generally open only to members. Click here to find out more about becoming a member. Below are our archives of past events, which often include associated presentations, speeches and summaries of the proceedings.

World leaders have gathered in New York for the start of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Emphasising ‘peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet’, the 193 member states will be meeting until 25 September. This Saturday, over 500 high school learners from across South Africa will be participating in the annual SAIIA Johannesburg Model United Nations Conference, to discuss many of the same issues facing the General Assembly.
SAIIA invites members of the media to our special briefing on the 9th BRICS Summit.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, in partnership with the Deutsche Bundesbank and the University of Pretoria, cordially invite you to a public address on 'The future of Europe and the Euro – what monetary policy can do and cannot do' with an address by Dr Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank.
Each year, the SAIIA-KAS Careers Evenings attract hundreds of students in both Gauteng and Cape Town. Held by SAIIA and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the evenings provide Humanities students with an introduction to the career opportunities available to them after graduation.
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to the book launch of 'Fate of the Nation: Scenarios for South Africa's Future' by Jakkie Cilliers.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), cordially invites you to a public address on 'The 2017 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa and Key Challenges for South Africa and the Region' with an address by Mr Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017

2017 SAIIA Young Leaders Conference Featured

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Southern Africa’s brightest young minds presented their recommendations on harnessing the potential of young people and the emerging youth demographic in Africa.
Achieving the ambitious targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda requires a revitalised global partnership that brings together governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other actors, and mobilises all available resources.
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) are delighted to invite you to a Book launch on South African Foreign Policy: Identities, Intentions, and Directions with the support of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Political Science and the University of Pretoria’s Department of Political Sciences.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Ambassador of France in South Africa Mr Christophe Farnaud on 'The New France: what role in global politics?'
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Prof John H. Stanfield II on 'The First 100 days of US President Donald Trump: Unpeeling the Personified Paradoxical Unknown in American and Global Politics'.
South African Institute of International Affairs, Eastern Cape Branch, invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Consul Alfonso Tagliaferri Consulate of Italy in Cape Town on 'Current status of the European Union on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaties'
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) aims to create societies who hold the governments responsible for ensuring effective and responsive governance structures. Civil society engagement on topics surrounding open governance are direly needed, specifically engagement from a youth lens. Being from a founding member country, South African youth are in a special position to hold their government accountable and voice their opinions surrounding the OGP.
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) have partnered to host the upcoming Biannual Research Workshop. 
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Global Economic Governance Africa (GEGA) Programme invite you to a conference on Finance and Development: Experiences in south-south collaboration from Africa, Asia and Latin America
The Council of Councils (CoC) Report Card on International Cooperation evaluates multilateral efforts to address ten of the world’s most pressing global challenges, from countering transnational terrorism to advancing global health. No country can confront these issues better on its own. Combating the threats, managing the risks, and exploiting the opportunities presented by globalisation require international cooperation.
SAIIA and the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA), together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), hosted a workshop at the Beshale hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Professor Carlos Lopes, Immediate Past Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on 'World Changes affecting Africa'
The South African Institute of International Affairs and the Global Challenges Foundation cordially invite you to Africa’s Role in Governing Global Risks: Emerging Voices from the Continent.
SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Ukraine's Ambassador to South Africa, Mr Yevgen Burkat on "Ukraine's price for European choice: a troubled relationship with Russia"
On 23 June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom decided that their country should leave the European Union (EU). Politics has moved quickly since that day. The UK has a new government, and a new Prime Minister, Theresa May. And preparations are underway for a negotiation which will see the UK exiting the EU.
Today, potential urban investors and entrepreneurs look at Africa and see crowded, disconnected and costly cities. Such cities create low expectations for the scale of urban production and for returns on invested capital.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today launched the Fourth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR-IV).
SAIIA's annual Change Makers Forum on 9 February is an annual high-level dialogue to promote extractive sector transformation in Africa. Co-hosted with the University of Cape Town’s Minerals to Metals Programme, it is a neutral platform for bridging the divisions that continue to polarise mining discussions across Africa.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Elizabeth Aardenburg
The recently gazetted 'Reviewed broad-based black-economic empowerment charter for the South African mining and minerals industry, 2016', stipulates that legally constituted trusts must be created by communities and workers respectively to hold ownership stakes in mining assets.
On 1 February 2017, a high-level conference on Africa’s relationship with the Group of 20 (G20) was opened by the German Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn, who spoke on the key priorities of the German G20 Presidency. A dinner keynote that evening will be delivered by Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele of the South African Reserve Bank.
SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by The Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille on 'The Role of Cities in International Relations - with specific reference to Cape Town.
Monday, 12 December 2016

Shifting paradigms of aid

On 12 December, SAIIA and the Centre on International Cooperation (CIC) organised a one-day workshop at the Baha’i International Community’s United Nations Office in New York. The workshop looked at the role of emerging actors in conflict-affected countries.
Sponsored by the Australian Government, SAIIA and the Institute for International Trade Australia hosted a one-day workshop on Harnessing Gender for Inclusive Trade Workshop.
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