In this context, DIRCO continues to promote the benefits that disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control bring to international peace and security. As the current President of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, South Africa will work for a more balanced, representative, inclusive and equitable restructuring of the global political, economic and financial architecture. and to ensure that the international system is based on the main pillars of multilateralism and international law. International agreements of a non-technical, administrative or executive nature are binding on the country only when they have been approved by Parliament, which also authorizes the country`s ratification or accession to multilateral agreements. All international agreements must be submitted to Parliament for information purposes. In 2019, South Africa took over as a non-permanent member of the United Nations (UN) Security Council and was expected to take advantage of this to promote international peace and security by working towards the peaceful settlement of disputes and open dialogue. and to improve cooperation and effectiveness between the United Nations, the AU and other regional and subregional organizations. DIRCO uses the National Development Plan (NDP) as a comprehensive vision for the management of South Africa`s foreign policy and international relations agenda. Chapter 7 of the National Development Plan (NDP) outlines a vision of South Africa`s positioning to enable large-scale socio-economic development and promote strong international relations. The State Advisors of the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor (IL) provide legal advice on South African contractual practices, procedural matters relating to the conclusion of agreements, including instruments of ratification/accession, powers, presidential protocols and certification agreements. That is why the President has the prerogative to appoint heads of mission, to receive foreign heads of mission, to establish relations between States and to negotiate and sign all international agreements.

South Africa`s external orientation is based on its commitment to the values and ideals of Pan-Africanism, solidarity with the peoples of the South and the need to work with all peaceful people around the world to achieve common prosperity and a just, just and rules-based international order. The contract section facilitates access to the South African Contract Register, an interactive database that allows users to retrieve data on South African agreements. provide an information service; processes, binds and seals all agreements; South Africa is a party Within the meaning of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996, the President is ultimately responsible for South Africa`s foreign policy and international relations. The country fully identifies with the aspirations of the AU`s Agenda 2063 and its vision of an «integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and a dynamic force on the international stage». South Africa and its destiny are inseparable from those of the continent. Accordingly, South Africa fully supports the African Agenda 2063 and its Action Plan. By participating in these structures, South Africa contributes to the establishment of international norms and norms in the field of global and public health, such as: it complements other international instruments by contributing to the fulfilance of nuclear disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the objectives of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the various treaties relating to the nuclear-weapon-free zone. such as the Treaty of Pelindaba, which already banned nuclear weapons in Africa. South Africa also cooperates closely with the following international bodies and organizations to ensure that it benefits from trade, investment, industrialization and innovation to address the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment represented in the NDP: the TPNW aims to set an international standard that delegitimizes and stigmatizes the possession of nuclear weapons. .

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