Wednesday, June 19


Prof. Roger Coate, Chair of ACUNS Board of Directors, at the opening ceremony

Gesie van Deventer, Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch, at the opening ceremony

Prof. Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University at the opening ceremony.

Audience members at the opening of the 2019 ACUNS Annual Meeting

Keynote Speaker Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations (UN) and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa.

Nabeel Goheer presenting during the first Plenary Session on The UN and Africa: Progress Towards Achieving the SDGs

Q&A Session during the Keynote Address



Plenary I “The UN and Africa: Progress Towards Achieving the SDGs” Esther Amankwah, Morne Mostert, Nabeel Goheer, Carlos Lopes


Thursday, June 20

Attendees at the Workshop Sessions

Otto Spijkers with Henning Melber at the presentation for Melber’s book “Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa”

Thuli Madonsela, Chair, Law Faculty Trust for Social Justice; Professor, Stellenbosch University, delivering the John W. Holmes Lecture

Roger Coate and Thuli Madonsela, at the John W. Holmes Lecture

Executive Director Math Noortmann

Annual Meeting Attendees


Friday, June 21

Plenary II: “Crime, Conflict and Development” Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Ai Kihara-Hunt, Kwesi Aning, Math Noortmann

Ai Kihara-Hunt presenting during the Plenary Session: Crime, Conflict and Development

Plenary III: “Human Rights and Democracy: Where does Development fit in?” Changrok Soh, Julie Ojiambo, Sandra Liebenberg, Deprose Muchena, Kurt Mills



Deporse Muchena presenting in Plenary III



Prof. Math Noortmann, ACUNS Executive Director, and Prof. Francois Vrey, Stellenbosch University