Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN women’s rights experts issue findings on Austria, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, and Qatar

The findings cover how the respective States parties are doing with regard to women’s rights, detailing positive developments, main areas of concern, and recommendations for action

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the countries it examined during its session from 1 to 19 July 2019: Austria, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, and Qatar. The findings cover how the respective States parties…

OFID
Source: OFID |

2019 OFID Annual Award for Development recognizes Vida Duti’s remarkable water and sanitation work in Ghana

Duti attended a presentation ceremony at The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)’s headquarters during the 40th Annual Session of the organization’s Ministerial Council in Vienna

The 2019 The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) (http://www.OFID.org/)Annual Award for Development has been conferred upon Vida Duti, in recognition of her remarkable work in striving for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for the population of Ghana. Duti, who is Country Director of the IRC International Water…

OFID
Source: OFID |

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) launches new strategy, sets sights on sustainable growth and maximum development impact

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) will embark on a journey to diversify its financial resources and to implement a coherent and consistent set of actions

OFID’s (http://www.OFID.org/) highest policy-making body, the Ministerial Council, held its 40th Annual Session in Vienna, Austria, and approved the general principles of OFID’s new Strategic Framework. The new strategy affirms OFID’s commitment to providing support to developing countries – especially low-income countries – in an increasingly complex and challenging development…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations (Vienna), M'Baimba Lamin Baryoh, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. Baryoh, has served in various capacities, among them: Honorary Consultant Surgeon in Police and…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Morocco presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations (Vienna), Azzeddine Farhane, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. Farhane, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador to Vietnam (2016 - 2019); General Director…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Women’s Rights Committee to review Austria, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, and Qatar

All the countries under review are party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so are reviewed regularly

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from July 1 to 19 to review the situation of women’s rights in the following countries: Austria, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, and Qatar. All the countries under review…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Despite difficult business environment in Iran, 865 exhibitors from 21 countries present the entire value chain at iran agrofood 2019

National pavilions of Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Russia and Turkey

Despite the currently difficult business environment in Iran, as many as 865 exhibitors from 21 countries will be presenting their products, solutions and technologies "from field to fork" at iran agrofood 2019. More than 40,000 trade visitors from all over Iran and neighbouring countries are again expected. Brazil, China, Germany,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Japan and Austria to support private sector climate change investments on the continent

The project will be implemented by the Climate Change and Green Growth Department of the African Development Bank

The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change. The funding will be channeled to the Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant, which aims to expand the role of the private sector in the Nationally…

Source: United Nations University |

Six New Members Join United Nations University (UNU) Council

Professor Adam Habib (South Africa), Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Witwatersrand joins the United Nations University (UNU) Council

The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the governing United Nations University Council: Dr Denisa Čiderová (Slovakia), Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies, University of Economics in Bratislava Dr Comfort Ero (United Kingdom), Program Director, Crisis Group Dr Xin Fang (China), President & Professor,…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

May 9, 2019 Briefing on recent success with the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Sterile Insect Technique in Africa

The project aims to eradicate the tsetse population (Glossina palpalis gambiensis) from the Niayes region

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 17:00 CAT for a telephonic press conference on recent success with the IAEA’s Sterile Insect Technique in increasing agricultural productivity and boosting income in Senegal, funded by the United States of America. BACKGROUND: The United States is the exclusive funder…