Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Invitation to cover the visit of the United Nations Security Council to South Sudan

The delegation will meet with President Salva Kiir and other signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan

A delegation of members of the United Nations Security Council, led by South Africa and the United States, will visit South Sudan on Sunday 20 October 2019. The delegation will meet with President Salva Kiir and other signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

European Union Ambassador Statement to the press on the occasion of handing over of credentials

The EU is one of the biggest humanitarian donors to Sudan

By European Union Ambassador Today I had the honor to present my credentials as the new European Union Ambassador to the President of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, First Lieutenant –General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan. I congratulated the President with the achievements so far of the council and the transitional…

Source: UNICEF South Sudan |

Poor diets destroying children’s health, warns UNICEF

The Government of South Sudan to produce a multisectoral strategic plan for nutrition

An alarmingly high number of children under five years of age are suffering from the physical consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children and nutrition. The State of the World’s Children 2019 report finds that in…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

UNHCR High Commissioner starts two-day visit to South Africa

According to government statistics, South Africa is home to 268,000 refugees and asylum seekers, mainly from Somalia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UN Refugee Agency High Commissioner Filippo Grandi arrived in South Africa on Monday 14 October for a two-day visit. Grandi will be in the country until Wednesday morning, and will have a series of meetings with state authorities, business leaders, UN and NGO partners and others. At his request,…

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Source: Nestlé |

Iron Deficiency Undermines the Lives of Millions in Africa – Isn’t it time we do more to end it? (By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd.)

Iron, a key nutrient to develop children’s brains and help adults live productive lives, is acutely lacking in people’s diets

By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd. Document link: http://bit.ly/2OWpbEC There is an African proverb that says: “Your food is supposed to be your medicine and your medicine is supposed to be your food.” Yet millions of people on the continent are not living their lives to the fullest…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Between Two Seas” in Cinemas this Wednesday

The film highlights the various societal issues facing women, especially in rural areas

The filmmakers of “Between Two Seas” began the countdown to release the film in theaters on Wednesday, October 16th. The film is the product of a joint collaboration between the National Council for Women, UN Women, Axeer and development partners. “Between Two Seas” is written by Mariam Naoum, directed by…

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More than 18 Million Children in Uganda to be Immunized against Measles, Rubella and Polio in Mass Campaign

Uganda has experienced measles outbreaks across numerous districts in the past three years

Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, which amounts to 43% of the country’s population. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, or 20.5% of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine. Uganda has experienced measles outbreaks across numerous…

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Museum Cooperation and Provenance Research: Namibian delegation invited to Germany

The visit aims at fostering dialogue between German and Namibian museum experts

As part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government and upon the invitation of the Federal Foreign Office, a group of Namibian delegates travelled to Germany on 12 October 2019 for a one-week information tour on the topic “Museums and Provenance Research”. The visit aims at fostering dialogue…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Organizes First Humanitarian Charter Flight from Algeria to Niger

This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien migrants through IOM voluntary return activities facilitated by the governments of Algeria and Niger

This week (15/10), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized its first flight for voluntary return from the southern Algerian city of Tamanrasset to Niger’s capital, Niamey, carrying 166 Nigerien nationals, in close collaboration with the Governments of Algeria and Niger.  This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Mamadou Diallo of Guinea Deputy special representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau

Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mamadou Diallo of Guinea as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).  Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. Diallo succeeds David McLachlan-Karr of Australia,…