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

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Denise Brown of Canada as Deputy Special Representative in Central African Republic

Ms. Brown succeeds Najat Rochdi of Morocco, who completed her assignment in February 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Denise Brown of Canada as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), where she will also serve as United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.  Ms. Brown succeeds Najat…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Canada and WFP support social inclusion of Syrian refugees in Egypt through education

With a generous contribution from Canada, of 10 million Canadian dollars, WFP started this project to support access to education for Egyptians and Syrians alike

The Ambassador of Canada to Egypt and the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Deputy Country Director visited today one of the schools of their joint school feeding project that has assisted over 1 million Egyptian and Syrian students over the past 4 years. With a generous contribution from Canada, of 10…

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The African Development Bank pledges US$ 25 billion to climate finance for 2020-2025, doubling its commitments

Akinwumi A. Adesina said that the Bank would commit at least US$25 billion towards climate finance

Bank to launch ‘Green Baseload’ Facility to provide concessional finance to support reliable and affordable renewable energy baseload; “Desert to Power” initiative enters implementation stage with Yeleen Project in Burkina Faso. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the Bank’s President announced…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Canada is closely following developments in Algeria

Canada supports democratic, free and fair elections in Algeria and stands ready to support this effort

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “Canada is closely following ongoing developments in Algeria. We note the withdrawal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s candidacy from the presidential race. “Canada supports democratic, free and fair elections in Algeria and stands ready to support this effort. We encourage the Algerian government…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Do Not Disturb: Westin Hotels & Resorts across Middle East and Africa Champion #JOMO

Hospitality’s Preeminent Wellness Brand rewards travelers who embrace the “Joy of Missing Out”

With Social Surprises, Ongoing Wellness Offerings and Limited-Edition Doortags; Westin Allows Travelers to Reclaim Their Well-Being Routine While on the Road Ahead of World Sleep Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts (Westin.Marriott.com) around the world are today recognizing the power of #JOMO. In lockstep with a growing global demand for well-being…

Source: Office of the Prime Minister - Canada |

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya

The Prime Minister and the President reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening bilateral relations

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and offered his condolences for the death of 32 Kenyans in the tragic crash of ET 302. President Kenyatta offered his condolences to the families and friends of the Canadian victims. Prime Minister Trudeau confirmed that Canada is…

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Exclusive: One Planet Summit showcases Africa’s role against climate change (from Maria Macharia)

One Planet Summit (OPS) is held following the realization that resources and solutions for renewable energy already exist in Africa but there is a need to speed their financing and mainstream their development

From Maria Macharia While Africa is responsible for merely 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 65 percent of the continent’s estimated population of 1,3 billion people is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. It is against the backdrop of this irony that global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO Innovation Challenge to announce 30 finalists at the Africa Health Forum in Cabo Verde

Health-oriented innovations to meet Africa’s unmet health needs

The top 30 health-oriented innovations selected from a field of more than 2 400 entries to the first-ever WHO Innovation Challenge will be presented on opening day of the second WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cabo Verde, on 26 March 2019. The WHO Innovation Challenge received a total of…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

March 13 Telephonic Press Briefing on Obangame Express 2019

Exercise Obangame Express is a multinational maritime exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command that brings together African, European, South American, and U.S. forces

March 13  Briefing with U.S. Navy Captain Eric Conzen, Commodore of U.S. Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa and Exercise Director for Obangame Express 2019, and Nigerian Rear Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak, The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command. EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 14:00 GMT…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Human Rights Council concludes Annual Meeting on the Rights of the Child with a Panel Focusing on Good Practices in Including Children with Disabilities in Education Settings

Hear Address by the Prime Minister of Somalia

The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child with a panel discussion on including children with disabilities in education settings: good practices and accountability. At the beginning of the meeting, the Council heard a statement by Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minister…