Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, the pandemic is having a devastating impact on health systems, economies and the lives, livelihood and wellbeing of all, particularly older people

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon celebrates the power of storytelling for students and professionals at Visa pour l’Image 2020

Canon Student Development Programme open for entry to 48 countries

For the 31st year, Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) is proud to announce it will partner with Visa pour l’Image, one of the world’s leading photojournalism festivals. Taking place in Perpignan, France, between 29th August – 13th September 2020, this long-standing partnership highlights Canon’s commitment to photojournalism, from students learning the craft…

UN News
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    • David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan is interviewed on Radio Miraya by Lighthouse International Primary School student, Ayot Sandra Dominic. (June 2017) © UNMISS
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Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries

UN Peacekeeping currently has large, popular and trusted radio stations in four African countries

UN Peacekeeping radio stations have in recent decades helped build support for peace process in a dozen countries around the world including Cambodia, Croatia, Namibia and Timor-Leste. Today, these stations are playing another vital role – getting the word out to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected states about the coronavirus pandemic…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Africa - Outbreak Brief #10: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

333,393 cases and 14,508 deaths

Outbreak Update: Globally, a total of 333,393 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases1, and 14,508 (CFR 4%) related deaths have been reported to date. Since the last brief (17 March 2020), 165,803 new COVID-19 cases and 7,900 new deaths have been reported globally. Thirty-five new countries and territories, including 13…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon celebrates the Power of Storytelling for Students and Professionals at Visa Pour l’Image 2020

Canon Student Development Programme open for entry to 48 countries

For the 31st year, Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/) is proud to announce it will partner with Visa pour l’Image, one of the world’s leading photojournalism festivals. Taking place in Perpignan, France, between 29th August – 13th September 2020, this long-standing partnership highlights Canon’s commitment to photojournalism, from students learning the craft…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp During NBA All-Star 2020 Will Bring Together Top 64 High School Age Boys and Girls from 34 Countries and Regions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com/) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb.…

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    • From left: Ambassador of Belgium, H.E. Mr Frank Arnauts, Ambassador of Croatia, H.E. Ms Andrea Gustović-Ercegovac, Ambassador of Colombia, H.E. Ms Angela Montoya Holguín and Ambassador of Uganda, H.E. Ms Nimisha Jayant Madhvani. Credit: Tonje Røed. MFA
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Source: The Government of Norway |

New ambassadors from Belgium, Croatia, Colombia and Uganda

Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 17 October 2019. The ambassadors are: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Mr Frank Arnauts Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Ms Andrea Gustović-Ercegovac Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia, H.E.…

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

A pressing need for a coherent UNSC approach to Libya

The Gymnich agenda included a working session with Western Balkan partners on regional cooperation

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, spoke – at an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) in Helsinki – on the pressing need for a coherent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approach on Libya, especially at this juncture, when no less than five EU Member States…

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

A pressing need for a coherent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approach to Libya

Minister Abela recalled his recent meeting, in Malta, with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, spoke – at an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) in Helsinki – on the pressing need for a coherent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approach on Libya, especially at this juncture, when no less than five EU Member States…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

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.…