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EU Moves Toward Agreement on Sharing Responsibility for Migrants and Refugees

14 EU countries endorsed “in principle” a France-Germany proposal for a “temporary solidarity mechanism” for swift disembarkation at the closest safe port

Judith Sunderland Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division After a year of disputes and ad hoc solutions to resolve stand-offs that have stranded people on rescue ships for weeks off European coasts, there finally appears to be progress towards a European Union-coordinated approach to receiving migrants arriving by sea.…

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60 young debaters from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Balkans met in Malta to debate a sustainable 2030 future

The overall objective of the Young Mediterranean voices programme is to empower young people to enhance a culture of dialogue to contribute to public policy

“It is our duty to build the next generation of Euro-Mediterranean dialogue leaders to transform debate into action for a sustainable future. This was stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela in his address at the 1st Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum. Held in Malta for the first…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group during its session taking place from 6 to 17 May

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 in a meeting that will be webcast live. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of…

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Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachments supporting the World Food Programme

This has ensured the safe delivery of over 1.8 million tonnes of food aid to the ports of Somalia as of February 2019

One of EU NAVFOR’s mandated tasks is to provide protection to World Food Programme (WFP) ships that bring food aid to Somalia. This has ensured the safe delivery of over 1.8 million tonnes of food aid to the ports of Somalia as of February 2019. The use of Autonomous Vessel…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Chinese president receives credentials of 9 ambassadors

The ambassadors are Walter Eduardo Duran from El Salvador, Vikram Misri from India, Parakhat Durdyev from Turkmenistan, Dario Mihelin from Croatia, Baktygulova Kanaiym from Kyrgyzstan, Teshome Toga Chanaka from Ethiopia, Abbie Simone David from Granada, Sarah Serem from Kenya, and Mohamed Abdellahi Elboukhary Elvilaly from Mauritania

Chinese President Xi Jinping received the credentials presented by new ambassadors of nine countries to China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. The ambassadors are Walter Eduardo Duran from El Salvador, Vikram Misri from India, Parakhat Durdyev from Turkmenistan, Dario Mihelin from Croatia, Baktygulova Kanaiym…

Source: European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EU NAVFOR) Somalia |

EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta: ‘Mandate continues, Business as usual’

The mandate extension signals the EU’s commitment to continuing counter-piracy operations off the Somali coast

EU NAVFOR is pleased to confirm that following the decision from the Council of the European Union the mandate of Operation ATALANTA will continue until 31 December 2020. LINK TO EU COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT – (HERE) The mandate extension signals the EU’s commitment to continuing counter-piracy operations off the Somali coast.…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Uruguay to play Ghana in opening game of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018

On 13 November in Montevideo, host nation Uruguay will take on Ghana in the opening game

The road to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 reached an important milestone on Wednesday, as the Official Draw was held at the Home of FIFA, in Zurich. On 13 November in Montevideo, host nation Uruguay will take on Ghana in the opening game. Also that day, New Zealand…

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Oradian named Top 100 African FinTech and winner of the European FinTech Award

With operations in five countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Malawi, Oradian reached a new milestone of serving over one million end-clients globally in June 2017

Oradian (www.Oradian.com), the fintech company from Croatia, claimed its position as a leading technology provider with both a first-place finish in the European FinTech Awards (http://APO.af/cYedco) competition and a nomination as a Top 100 African FinTech company. The win at the European Fintech Awards recognises Oradian as the European leader…