African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non OPEC Members to Focus on the Issue of Energy Poverty

The African Energy Chamber urges African OPEC and non-OPEC members to commit to the Declaration of Cooperation and ensure compliance

Global oil producers will convene today in Vienna, Austria for the 177th OPEC Meeting. Through the meeting, the producers are aiming to determine the management of oil production in 2020. The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) urges African OPEC and non-OPEC members to commit to the Declaration of Cooperation and ensure…

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

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi of Nigeria as Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All

Ms. Ogunbiyi brings extensive leadership experience and a track record of supporting energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa to these roles

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Damilola Ogunbiyi of Nigeria as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy. The Secretary-General also welcomes the announcement by the Administrative Board of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) that Ms. Ogunbiyi has been appointed Chief…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions

First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

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…

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Didier Reynders calls for a definitive end to nuclear tests

The 1996 treaty can only enter into force after the ratification by 8 remaining countries, namely the USA, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, China, Israel and Egypt

On the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, the Vice-Prime minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders pleads for a definitive end to all nuclear tests. To this end, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) must enter into force. Over the past two years, the Belgian diplomacy remained engaged in the…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of South Africa presents Credentials

Rapulane Molekane, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov

The new Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations (Vienna), Rapulane Molekane, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. Molekane has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador to France, Monaco and Permanent Delegate of…

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…