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UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on 24 May

Five fallen Tanzanian Peacekeepers among those to be honoured

UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal. UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN…

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Libya on verge of civil war, threatening ‘permanent division’, top UN official warns Security Council

In southern Libya, terrorist group Daesh, or ISIL, was flying its distinctive black flags, and reportedly had been responsible for four attacks, killing a total of 17

The damage done to Libya will already take “years to mend” but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks “descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country”. That was the blunt assessment of UN Special Representative to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, …

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

International Tourism Numbers and Confidence on the Rise

Numbers in both Europe and Africa were up by 4%, and in the Americas growth was recorded at 3%

The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization shows that international tourism continued to grow over the first quarter of 2019. Though at a slower rate when compared with the last two years, the 4% increase registered in early 2019 is a very positive…

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick to travel to South Africa

The Deputy Administrator is part of the Presidential Delegation designated to represent the U.S. Government at the May 25 inauguration in Pretoria, South Africa

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to South Africa May 23 to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa.  The Deputy Administrator is part of the Presidential Delegation designated to represent the U.S. Government at the…

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Herbert Mensah re-commits to "Women in Ghana Rugby"

One of the key agenda points of the President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby has been to develop, push and increase the participation of women in Ghana Rugby

Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby (https://GhanaRugby.org/) (www.Ghana.Rugby) re-confirmed his commitment to the development of “Women in Ghana Rugby” following the announcement by World Rugby that a global campaign to revolutionise women’s rugby has been launched globally. In the announcement by World Rugby the body said…

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Security Council Press Statement on United Nations - African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

The members of the Security Council stressed that attacks against United Nations premises and personnel are reprehensible and unacceptable

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the looting of the West Darfur Headquarters of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Geneina on 14 May 2019. During the forceful intrusion into the UNAMID camp, UN property        and contingent-owned-equipment were looted, premises vandalised and the…

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UAE Ambassador presents credentials to Central African Republic President

During the meeting, the UAE diplomat conveyed the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the President Touadera

Mohammed Ali Musabah Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Chad, has presented his credentials to Faustin-Archange Touadera, President of Central African Republic, as UAE's non-resident Ambassador to the country. During the meeting, held at the Presidential Palace in Bangui, the UAE diplomat conveyed the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa…

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Reem Al Hashemy meets Mali Prime Minister

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and opportunities to expand cooperation across multiple sectors

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, has received Prime Minister Boubou Cisse of Mali, who is currently visiting the UAE. During the meeting held at headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, in Abu Dhabi, the two sides discussed bilateral relations…

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

UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series

The United Nations and the African Union are deepening our strategic partnership in all areas

By UN Secretary-General Welcome to the Africa Dialogue Series. As we look to build and bolster multilateralism, we need strong coalitions across international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia, the media and more. The Africa Dialogue Series is an important part of this effort.  The United Nations…

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Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for a new approach to address hunger and conflict

Food and agriculture are pathways to peace in Central African Republic

Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today called for a complete change in the ways to address the often-related issues of hunger and conflict. He made the appeal at an event at FAO headquarters in Rome highlighting progress made by the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace. "If…