Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Signing of Political Agreement and Constitutional Declaration in Sudan (Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)

On August 17, 2019, the representatives of both the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change (DFC) reached a final agreement and signed the Political Agreement and the Constitutional Declaration. Japan expresses its respect to the mediation efforts made by the African Union…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the eastern part of the country: Dispatch of the Japan Disaster Relief Infectious Diseases Response Team

The Government of Japan also decided to dispatch the second batch of Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Disease Response Team

The Government of Japan decided that the Assessment Team, which was already deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will work as the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Diseases Response Team from August 19, in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

State Visit of President of the Republic of Zambia to India (August 20-22, 2019)

President Lungu will also participate in an India- Zambia Business Forum in New Delhi

His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia is visiting India on a State Visit at the invitation of Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind from 20-22 August 2019. Our President had visited Zambia last year in April 2018. President Edgar Lungu would be accompanied by…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and iCog Labs host National Innovation Competition in Addis Ababa

112 youth entrepreneurs from 15 cities across Ethiopia are showcasing their projects and competing in the final round of the national competition

The U.S. Embassy, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and iCog Labs are hosting Solve IT 2019, a nationwide innovation competition at which 112 Ethiopian youth will present their tech-based solutions to address community challenges on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 112 youth entrepreneurs from 15 cities across Ethiopia are showcasing…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Women’s Business Network for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) Fundraiser Brunch

All proceeds from the event will go towards access to education for refugee youth across Africa

For National Women’s Month, the Women’s Business Network for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) is hosting a Fundraiser Brunch, Women to Women, this Thursday, 15 August at the Sandton Convention Centre. All proceeds from the event will go towards access to education for refugee youth across Africa. Kristin Davis, UNHCR…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan |

Angolan Ambassador to Japan pays homage to Nuclear Bomb Victims

Rui Xavier, on behalf of the African Diplomatic Corps in the Asian nation, laid a wreath on Friday at Nagasaki Peace Park

Angolan ambassador to Japan Rui Xavier, on behalf of the African Diplomatic Corps in the Asian nation, laid a wreath on Friday at Nagasaki Peace Park. The site was built in honour of the victims of the “Flat Man” atomic bomb during the World War II (1939-45), 74 years ago.…

Source: Amnesty International |

Five ways the legacy of the Rabaa dispersal still haunts Egyptians today

For many of those directly affected and their families, the legacy of that dark day still lingers

Six years ago, Egyptian security forces killed at least 900 individuals and injured more than a thousand during the dispersal of sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares in Greater Cairo. According to official statistics, eight security officers were also killed that day. For many of those directly affected and their families, the…

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    • When supported and empowered, young people can change the world. “I want to help Uganda,” says Edith Nambalirwa, a peer educator. “If I cannot do it with money, let me do it with knowledge.” © UNFPA ESARO/Corrie Butler
    • Angie wants other young people to learn about their health and bodies. © Paco Chuquiure
    • After learning about sexual and reproductive health, Takhona is educating her community. © UNFPA Eswatini
    • Family planning enabled Elizabeth Balang to go back to school. ©UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
    • Shaina has seen the consequences of teen pregnancy: “Some stop pursuing their education and their job opportunities diminish.
    • Sangita has stopped more than a dozen child marriages. © UNFPA Nepal/Dhana Bahadur Lamsal
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Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

UNFPA is launching “My Body, My Life, My World,” a strategy that aims to help empower young people to make their own choices and determine their own futures

Every year on 12 August, leaders around the world commemorate International Youth Day. On this day, powerful figures have praised the contributions of young people. They have called for more decision-making opportunities for youth. Then they have continued to run the show. But youth are ready for more. There are…

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U.S. Central Girls and U.S. West Boys Win 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley, Swin Cash and Grant Hill Present Awards at Global Tournament Featuring More Than 375 Youth Players and Coaches from 40 Countries

U.S. Central (girls) and U.S. West (boys) won the 2019 Jr. NBA (https://Jr.NBA.com/) Global Championship today at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The two Global Championship finals, televised on FOX, featured U.S. Central defeating Canada 72-35 in the girls division and U.S. West defeating…