Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Côte d'Ivoire: Green Climate Fund approves new projects

The funds will help Côte d'Ivoire's Promire project - Promoting zero-deforestation cocoa production for reducing emissions in Côte d'Ivoire

FAO helps Côte d’Ivoire, Armenia and Colombia win investment grants for agriculture projects to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions The Board of the Green Climate Fund today approved several new projects, including one for Côte d'Ivoire that marks the first time the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Coronavirus - Africa: World Cannot Return to ‘Previous Normal’, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Forum, Presenting New Global Framework for Nations amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to spread at an alarming rate around the world

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks to the Recover Better Together Action Forum, in New York today: It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Recover Better Together Action Forum. Today, we gather virtually, in full development emergency mode, to hear from many of you who are…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, the pandemic is having a devastating impact on health systems, economies and the lives, livelihood and wellbeing of all, particularly older people

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

Source: UN Watch |

Tyrants celebrate as U.N. elects Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya, Sudan to top rights body

The council already counts China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, DR Congo, Eritrea, Qatar, Somalia, Cameroon and Pakistan among its members

The U.N.'s election today of serial abusers of human rights —Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya and Sudan — to its highest human rights body drew sharp criticism from the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, which is based in Geneva at the seat of the 47-nation Human Rights Council. "Electing the oppressive Venezuelan regime of Nicolás…

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

Armenia and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) sign memorandum to advance Africa’s smart development

The signing followed a recent visit to the ECA and Ethiopia by the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Armenia recently signed a memorandum that seeks to unite efforts of the ECA and the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) in advancing the smart development concept to help Africa in implementing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063. Acting Director…

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

Armenia and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) sign memorandum to advance Africa’s smart development

The signing followed a recent visit to the ECA and Ethiopia by the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Armenia recently signed a memorandum that seeks to unite efforts of the ECA and the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) in advancing the smart development concept to help Africa in implementing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063. Acting Director…

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Diplomacy the only way out of Libyan crisis

In Tuesday’s joint Foreign Affairs Minister’s Council (FAC), Minister Abela expressed Malta’s deep concern over the continued prolongation of hostilities in the Sahel region

An immediate halt to the ongoing violence in Libya and the commencement of a dialogue process between the warring sides would minimise the space for terrorist elements and render the entire region more secure. Speaking during an exchange of views with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé,…

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Foreign Minister’s visit to Kigali commenced: Zohrab Mnatsakanyan's meeting with Donatille Mukabalisa, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda

Both sides commended the existing good potential for bringing closer the two nations which are geographically far from each other

On April 5, within the margins of his official visit to Kigali, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Donatille Mukabalisa, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda. Minister Mnatsakanyan underscored Armenia's commitment to develop sectoral cooperation with the African continent, with this regard, highlighting the platforms of international…