Source: The Economist Newspaper Limited |

Study highlights need for increased Government and business response to sexual violence against children

The index, which focuses on policies, practices and standards, reveals that governments, the private sector and civil society are not doing nearly enough to protect children from sexual violence

South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania are the top performers among 16 Sub-Saharan countries covered in the Out of the Shadows Index, measuring how countries’ response to child sexual violence. Developed with support from the World Childhood Foundation and Oak Foundation and with additional support from the Carlson Family Foundation, the…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal

2 fallen peacekeepers from Egypt among those to be honoured at UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded…

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Recreational Centre Opens for Children in Zinder, Niger

Niger, considered a major migratory hub in West and Central Africa, is a country of origin, transit and destination for numerous vulnerable migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over last Friday (17 May) the Centre for the Prevention, Promotion and Protection of Children (CEPPP) in Matameye, department of Kantché, Zinder region, to representatives from the Ministry of Women Promotion and Child Protection (MPFPE) in Niger. The centre was built and equipped through…

Embassy of France in Accra, Ghana
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Invitation to the screening of an animated film Adama

This film was used to mark the Centenary Anniversary of the First World War in 2018

On behalf of the Executive Board of the France Alumni Ghana Association (FAGA), I wish to invite you to the screening of an animated film titled ADAMA. This film was used to mark the Centenary Anniversary of the First World War in 2018. The Association has chosen to use this…

Source: Embassy of Sweden in Cairo |

Photo Exhibition on Fatherhood in Egypt and Sweden at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The exhibition features photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood and promoting cultural exchange and gender equality

On the 9th May 2019, the Embassy of Sweden inaugurated the exhibition “Because I am a Father: Egyptian and Swedish Dads” in Alexandria. The exhibition features photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood and promoting cultural exchange and gender equality. The exhibit will be open 9th-28th…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) reinforce cooperation to empower women peacebuilders in the region

Over 30 participants representing eleven countries in the region were trained in conflict analysis, mediation and gender dimensions of conflict

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in partnership with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC), the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), organized a Training of Trainers…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

EU support to promote access to clean water and improved sanitation in Zambia

EUR 5 million EU investment grant, channeled by the European Investment Bank, from the EU Water Facility Pooling Mechanism, targets investments in peri-urban areas

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has teamed up with the EU’s external action service in a bid to provide clean water and adequate sanitation to citizens in the Zambian Copperbelt Province, bordering on the DRC. The EU grant financing, will help the Mulonga Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) implement the…

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF and partners vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children affected by Cyclone Idai; stepping up life-saving cholera prevention work in northern areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth

More than 700,000 children have been vaccinated against Polio and more than 650,000 against Measles and Rubella

Hundreds of thousands of children affected by deadly Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have been vaccinated and received vitamin A supplements in the past week, with UNICEF and partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO) supporting the Government-led Health Week in the 21 most affected districts of Sofala, Manica, Inhambane, and…

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UN Peacekeepers in Bor save the arm of 8-year-old boy bitten by snake

He was rushed to the peacekeeping mission’s hospital, where Sri Lankan medical staff performed immediate surgery that saved his arm from amputation

The family of an 8-year-old boy has praised the UN Mission in South Sudan for saving the arm and quite possibly the life of their child, who was bitten by a snake in Bor North county in the Jonglei region. The boy was attending to a herd of goats in…

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Monaco Tour 2019 – 9th Édition of Tournament Saint Dévote: Mauritius U12 - Winner of Shield Trophy 2019

Twelve young Mauritians all aged U12 donned the national rugby shirt for the time ever

Mauritius Rugby (www.Mauritius.Rugby) participated for a consecutive year at the 9th edition of the Tournoi Saint Dévote in Monaco - a prestigious rugby tournament organized by the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. Twelve young Mauritians all aged U12 donned the national rugby shirt for the time ever. Maurice wins the…