Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Big Improvement of International Airport in Malawi by Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA)

The original facilities of the airport built by Japan’s ODA in 1982 had been experiencing great difficulty facilitating the increasing number of passengers both visiting and departing Malawi

Opening 3 new airport terminal buildings and installing the radar surveillance system have improved the Kamuzu International Airport’s (KIA) capacity both quantitatively and qualitatively. The buildings and the radar system were constructed by Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). In recent years, the original facilities of the airport built by Japan’s…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

UN Human Rights Council 42: Statement for the Universal Periodic Review on Ethiopia

UK is concerned about the continuing high levels of displacement of people in Ethiopia resulting from ongoing ethnic conflicts

The UK welcomed acceptance of our recommendations on human trafficking, truth and reconciliation, and commitment for impartial investigations into violations and abuses, whilst noting concern at continued internal displacement. The United Kingdom welcomes Ethiopia’s continued engagement with the UPR. We welcome Ethopia’s acceptance of all three of the UK’s recommendations,…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

Successful Digital Women Entrepreneurs at UN Assembly

Five of the seven advocates – hailing from China, Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, North Macedonia and Rwanda – will be introduced to the world

Five successful women entrepreneurs who have broken new digital ground and created wealth and employment in various developing countries will be unveiled on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York next week. They will join world leaders as they review the progress made…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

As drought compounds security woes, Somalis flee to Ethiopia (By Katie Nguyen)

Crop failures, livestock die-offs, and Al-Shabab extortion demands are driving thousands of farmers and pastoralists to abandon their lands and seek refuge

When drought killed most of Barwako Noor Abdi’s cows and goats eight years ago, she had no choice but to abandon her home in Somalia’s parched Gedo region and seek help elsewhere in a country suffering from decades of insecurity. When the next major drought hit in 2016/17, she found…

Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction |

Africa and Europe share Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) experiences

The study tour included visits to civil protection facilities in Brussels, Rome and Genoa

Disaster risk managers from Africa have been participating in a five-day study tour in Europe this week organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and CIMA Research Foundation, a non-profit research organization founded by the Italian Civil Protection Department. Participants come from the disaster management agencies…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary |

Levente Magyar holds talks on Hungary-related business issues in Egypt

Parliamentary State Secretary Levente Magyar from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade held talks with several Egyptian ministers in Cairo with relation to Hungary-related business issues, including the deal concerning the shipping of railroad cars to the North African county

In a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI following the meeting on Thursday, the State Secretary said the parties had discussed two deals that are being supervised by the Hungarian state, one of which concerns the joint shipment of 1300 railroad cars to Egypt with Russia at a value of…

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Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

New ambassadors from Ireland, Namibia and Malaysia

Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 19 September 2019. The ambassadors are: Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Mr Keith McBean Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Mr George Mbanga Liswaniso (resident in Stockholm) Ambassador of Malaysia, H.E. Mrs Nur…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

​Libya: humanitarian operation brings to Italy four Libyan paediatric patients

The patients who were brought from Benghazi to Rome's military Ciampino Airport aboard an Italian Air Force C130 aircraft

Following an initiative promoted by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, and as a result of the cooperation  between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Minister of Defence, a humanitarian operation was accomplished today with the arrival in Italy of a…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

New International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Collection Reveals Latest Migratory Trends in Mauritania

Through a sample of 1,183 interviews conducted with migrants, a large majority of individuals who moved to Nouakchott indicated they have been able to attain income-generating jobs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mauritania presented a research study this week (17/09) revealing Mauritania, a country of 3.9 million people in West Africa, as both a transit country on the Western Mediterranean Route, and a destination for West African migrants seeking job opportunities in the country’s growing…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Deplores Death of Migrant, Killed Thursday upon Disembarkation in Tripoli

The migrant was struck by a bullet in the stomach

A Sudanese migrant died from a bullet wound Thursday, hours after being returned to shore by the Libyan Coast Guard. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), whose staff witnessed the tragedy, strongly condemns the migrant's death. The tragedy occurred at Abusitta Disembarkation point in Tripoli as many of the 103…