United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
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    • On International Day of Peace, UNMISS brought together stakeholders on a spirited panel discussion aimed at solutions for building a more peaceful, prosperous and resilient South Sudan. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS
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Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Peace Day panel discussion concludes with a call to end conflict, uphold human rights and foster reconciliation efforts

UNMISS helped sponsor a panel discussion to mark the Day, drawing panelists from various universities across Juba

A wide spectrum of stakeholders commemorating International Day of Peace in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has dedicated the day to work together to infuse fresh momentum in the peace process with a resolute call for peace partners to stop conflict and promote human rights so that the trauma and scars…

Source: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) |

Security Council Press Statement on Sudan

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in his endeavours to see Sudan through a successful transition

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attempt on 21 September to disrupt Sudan’s transition by force.   The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in his endeavours to see Sudan through a successful transition in a…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Foreign Minister meets South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation

Met at the headquarters of the South African mission to the United Nations in New York, Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the friendly Republic of South Africa, HE Dr Naledi Pandor

On the sidelines of the activities of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76), Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, today met at the headquarters of the South African mission to the United Nations in New York, Minister for International Relations…

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    • Grant: New match calendar must give coaches the chance to build
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Grant: New match calendar must give coaches the chance to build

Former Ghana coach says reform proposals a ‘win-win’ for clubs and national teams

International match calendar under review, with nothing decided from 2024 onwards; Avram Grant calls for an end to stop-start calendar; Former Israel coach says reform proposals a ‘win-win’ for clubs and national teams. Avram Grant has called for changes to the international match calendar, saying that the status quo is “a nightmare”…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Committee on Migrant Workers to review Rwanda and Azerbaijan

Rwanda and Azerbaijan are among the 56 States parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) will hold its upcoming session from 27 September to 8 October, during which it will review Rwanda and Azerbaijan, and host a public online event to launch its guidance, officially known as general comment, on migrants’ rights to liberty and freedom from arbitrary detention. Rwanda…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

Somali National Army and AMISOM launch Joint Operations Coordination Centre (JOCC) in Mogadishu

The centre, which is jointly operated by AMISOM and SNA military officers, will enhance joint planning and coordination of military operations against Al-Shabaab

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) on Wednesday launched a Joint Operations Coordination Centre (JOCC) in Mogadishu, to bolster ongoing efforts to degrade Al-Shabaab extremists and stabilize Somalia.  The centre established at the AMISOM sector one headquarters, was officially launched at a ceremony…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Legal Support Facility celebrates achievements as it begins new 14-year mandate

Explored innovative ways to bolster African legal and technical capacity, particularly in the debt, extractives, energy, and infrastructure sectors

African leaders on Wednesday lauded the African Legal Support Facility (https://bit.ly/2W7g0aF) for helping governments avert billions of dollars in losses from business deals, and urged it to extend support to tackling illicit financial flows. At a high-level conference to review the Facility’s achievements over the last decade, speakers, including experts…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tanzania: African Development Fund approves $116 million loan to upgrade southern road corridor

The Bank’s loan represents 98.71% of the project cost; the government of Tanzania will provide the remaining 1.29% in funding

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on Wednesday approved a loan of around $116 million to the Tanzanian government to upgrade a 160-km Mnivata-Newala-Masasi road corridor in the southern part of the country. The Bank’s loan represents 98.71% of the project cost; the government of Tanzania will…

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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    • Ambassador Rémy Barampama, Technical Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, and Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, at the signing of the Country Programme Framework for Burundi. (Photo: O. Yusuf/IAEA)
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Burundi Signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2021–2026

Burundi has been an IAEA Member State since 2009

Ambassador Rémy Barampama, Technical Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, and Mr Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Burundi’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2021–2026 on 23…

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

UN regional commissions launch policy brief on transforming food systems

The Food Systems Summit marks a ‎‎‎‎milestone to promote immediate action for healthier, more ‎‎‎‎sustainable and inclusive food systems, and to advance progress across all Sustainable Development ‎‎‎Goals

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the world’s fragilities, including the weaknesses of our food systems which exacerbate hunger, obesity, poverty, political instabilities and economic crises. To overcome common and regional challenges, the five UN regional commissions have been working jointly on devising harmonized pathways and proposing game changers that can transform food…