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Launch of The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Days in Africa

The hybrid launch event also reached a large online audience of professors, researchers and students from different African countries

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana and the European Union, has launched an initiative for UNCITRAL Days in Africa at an event in Accra. UNCITRAL Days are a series of events co-organized with…

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Mauritius deploys first satellite thanks to United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and JAXA KiboCUBE programme

The satellite MIR-SAT1 ‘Mauritius Imagery and Radiocommunications Satellite -1’ is the first satellite of Mauritius

the team from the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC), winners of the KiboCUBE programme in 2018, run by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), saw their satellite deployed by JAXA from the International Space Station (ISS). MRIC is a…

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Coronavirus - Africa: World manufacturing set for biggest collapse in decades but impacts uneven – UN Industrial Development Organization report

The dramatic drop reflects the economic impact of measures imposed to halt the spread of COVID-19

During the second quarter of 2020, manufacturing production fell sharply in most countries around the world, with the notable exception of China where output had already returned to moderate growth. On current estimates, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) expects a decline in global manufacturing value added of 8.4…

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Coronavirus: Video Statement to Launch Policy Brief on Education and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever

Education is the key to personal development and the future of societies. It unlocks opportunities and narrows inequalities. It is the bedrock of informed, tolerant societies, and a primary driver of sustainable development. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever.   In mid-July, schools were…

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Coronavirus: Message for the Launch of the Policy Brief “COVID-19 in an Urban World”

Cities are bearing the brunt of the crisis – many with strained health systems, inadequate water and sanitation services, and other challenges

Urban areas are ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 90 per cent of reported cases. Cities are bearing the brunt of the crisis – many with strained health systems, inadequate water and sanitation services, and other challenges. This is especially the case in poorer areas, where the pandemic has…

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COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

A global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, the UN says as it launches humanitarian response plan

· UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe. · UN launches US$2 billion global humanitarian response to fight COVID-19 in 51 countries across South America, Africa, the…

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Permanent Representative of Kenya presents credentials

Mr. Githae holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and an Honorary Doctorate degree by the Commonwealth University

The new Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations (Vienna), Robinson Njeru Githae, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly. During his career, Mr. Githae, who is also Ambassador to Austria, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador to…

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Permanent Representative of Ethiopia presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations (Vienna), Zenebe Kebede Korcho, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly. During his career, Zenebe Kebede Korcho, who is also Ambassador to Switzerland, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and…

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The Seychelles accedes to Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

The 162nd country to become party to the Convention

With its accession to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (also commonly known as the "New York" Convention), effected on 3 February 2020, the Seychelles becomes the 162nd State party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for the Seychelles on 3 May…

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New Permanent Representative of Liberia presents credentials

Ms. Telewoda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women Empowerment and Leadership

The new Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations (Vienna), Youngor Sevelee Telewoda, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Telewoda, who is also Ambassador to Germany, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador…