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Iconic and Unforgettable Images of Expo 2020 Dubai Revealed by Canon in Special Book: Memories From The Greatest Show on Earth

Canon helped capture memories of a lifetime and wanted to create a special commemorative coffee table book

Captured by 12 of the world’s leading photographers, Canon (Canon-CNA.com) is preserving the legacy of EXPO 2020 Dubai for generations to come; 41 of the most iconic and memorable moments, pavilions and memories of EXPO 2020 Dubai immortalized in new book. As the first ever sole official printing and imaging…

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UN Women Supports Women and Girls affected by conflict with a 2nd Empowerment Hub in Nigeria

The empowerment will provide space for women and girls to learn livelihood skills in order to increase their economic security

As part of international Women’s Month, on March 15, 2022, UN Women in collaboration with the Ministry of women Affairs and Yobe State Government commissioned a Women and Girls Entrepreneurship Development and Empowerment Hub in Damaturu, Yobe State.  This Women and Girls Entrepreneurship Development and Empowerment Hub (WEDEH) is the…

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U.S. Ambassador Tracey Jacobson visits Afar Region to support recovery, humanitarian assistance efforts

She also had the opportunity to sit down with members of several Afar region-based youth organizations and share lunch with several zonal clan leaders

The United States Chargé d’Affaires in Ethiopia, Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, traveled to Semera, Afar Region and met with the Afar Regional President, Mr. Awol Arba.  While in Semera, she also visited recovery and humanitarian assistance efforts in the Afar Region, launched USAID’s surging emergency support for children and schools affected…

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Merck Foundation CEO and Burundi First Lady support education of 20 girls as part of “Educating Linda” program

Merck Foundation together with the Burundi First Lady, recently announced 12 winners of the Merck Foundation Media Awards 2021 from Burundi

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) & the Burundi First Lady recently announced 12 winners of Merck Foundation Media Awards 2021 from Burundi with the aim to break Infertility Stigma and Support Girl Education. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, together with The First Lady of Burundi, H.E. Madam ANGELINE…

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United Nations Police in Eastern Equatoria use school sports to advocate for principles of fair play

The outreach programme began early in the morning with a discussion on the importance of physical education and sports

More than 80 students at the Bishop Akio Memorial Secondary School in Torit in Eastern Equatoria have practiced principles of fair play during a school outreach programme conducted by the United Nations Police in Eastern Equatoria State. For Paul Biaju, the school’s head teacher, the now adult male and female…

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International Mother Language Day: Launching of first volume of scientific publication in Mauritian Creole

The launching is an initiative of the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in collaboration with the Creole Speaking Union (CSU) and the University of Mauritius

The first volume of the book entitled ‘Sians ek Konesans pou tou dimounn’ (Science and knowledge for all) was launched, today, by the Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash Teeluck, in the context of International Mother Language Day. The launching is an initiative of the Rajiv Gandhi Science…

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Mauritius is strongly committed towards the promotion and protection of children’s rights, states Minister

This statement was made by the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Devi Koonjoo-Shah, this afternoon, at Celebs Restaurant, Doodland in Bagatelle

Mauritius is strongly committed towards the promotion and protection of children’s rights as evidenced by the number of international and regional human rights instruments we are party to. This statement was made by the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Devi Koonjoo-Shah, this afternoon, at Celebs Restaurant, Doodland in…

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Uganda: Opposition launches complaints book

The complaints book will be distributed to different constituencies across the country

The Opposition in Parliament has launched a complaints book for constituents to register cases of missing persons, torture and other acts of human rights violation. Launched at a press conference on Thursday, 10 February 2022 by the Leader of the Opposition, Hon Mathias Mpuuga, accompanied by members of the Opposition…

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New Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) Book Details Practical Ways of Curtailing Risk in Islamic Finance

The book provides a hands-on introduction to the topic, covering the concepts behind “heavy tails” and coherent risk measures along with practical examples on how to apply the relevant techniques

The Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) has released a new book detailing the application of ‘heavy tails’ distribution techniques to curtail risk in Islamic finance portfolios. The book, titled “Heavy Tails and Coherent Risk Measures in Islamic Finance”, was authored by Dr. Mahmoud Bekri, a Research Economist at IsDBI. The book…

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Learning Loss must be Recovered to Avoid Long-term Damage to Children’s Wellbeing and Productivity, New Report says

New recommendations from the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) offer guidance on how to recover learning and prevent further loss, including prioritizing the full reopening of schools

School closures have caused large and persistent damage to children’s learning and wellbeing, the cost of which will be felt for decades to come, according to a new report launched today by the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP), co-hosted by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, and…