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Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Assembly Elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director-General

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017.

Today the Members States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.   Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Prior to his election as WHO’s next…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Regional forum on sustainable development ends in Addis Ababa

The forum undertook in-depth review of the implementation of the cluster of Sustainable Development Goals for the 2017 HLPF under the sub-themes of eradicating all forms of poverty in Africa

The 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) ended in Addis Ababa Friday with participants adopting an outcome document to take to the 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which will be convened in New York in July under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council…

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Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International to Debut The Ritz-Carlton in the Zanzibar Archipelago

Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will provide the quintessential Indian Ocean experience amidst an idyllic island setting

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) today announced the signing of an agreement with Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited, to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand (www.RitzCarlton.com) in the exotic Zanzibar Archipelago. Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will bring the defining luxury experience of The Ritz-Carlton to one…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa

The programme will build on previous tourism and biodiversity seminars that UNWTO successfully delivered in The Gambia, Ghana, and Tanzania

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On this occasion, UNWTO is launching a capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection, to be implemented in…

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Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

ITFC Provides US$1 Billion of Financing for the Development of Strategic Commodities in Member Countries

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Signs Agreements with Tunisia, Suriname, Mali and The Gambia on the Side-lines of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group’s 42nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors

On the side-lines of the Islamic Development (IDB) Group 42nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors held in Jeddah recently, the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group has signed two Murabaha agreements between the Republic of Tunisia represented by the Tunisian…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

African Ambassadors Urge Support for Dr Tedros Adhanom, the African Union-Endorsed Candidate for World Health Organization Director-General

Statement from the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva

African ambassadors to the United Nations in Geneva today reiterated their support for Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to become the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and urged other regional country groups and WHO Member States to support his candidacy. Dr Tedros has been endorsed by the African…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015

The African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index. The Index analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

AU welcomes EU External Investment Plan, calls on innovative ways of mobilising resources

The African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid has welcomed the European Commission's External Investment Plan, which aims to improve investment in Africa and the EU neighborhood, in order to promote decent job creation, sustainable development and root out some of the causes of migration. "I welcome…