Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Despite difficult business environment in Iran, 865 exhibitors from 21 countries present the entire value chain at iran agrofood 2019

National pavilions of Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Russia and Turkey

Despite the currently difficult business environment in Iran, as many as 865 exhibitors from 21 countries will be presenting their products, solutions and technologies "from field to fork" at iran agrofood 2019. More than 40,000 trade visitors from all over Iran and neighbouring countries are again expected. Brazil, China, Germany,…

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Source: United Nations (UN) |

‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

The Joint Force aims to bolster coordination to “neutralize” armed groups in the region

The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges. Dubbed the…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Penny Mordaunt statement on fighting in Libya

International Development Secretary comments on recent violence in Tripoli and announces UK aid to provide vital medical supplies to help injured civilians

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: "With many hospitals in Libya severely under-resourced and near breaking point, UK aid will provide vital medical supplies to help them cope with the increase in casualties. Today’s support will also help families to access critical primary health services and provide emergency surgical care…

Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

More than twice as large in 2019: The 3rd agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia featuring 142 global technology leaders from 18 countries

Conferences on Financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Recycling, Reducing food losses and waste & Post-harvest losses - Focus on food safety

Due to the upbeat market development and an ever increasing interest in the Ethiopian market, the 3rd agrofood (https://bit.ly/2CXWRdG) & plastprintpack (https://bit.ly/2vlHQPx) Ethiopia 2019 International Trade Shows continue their success story. With 142 global technology leaders from 18 countries (http://bit.ly/2L0S3LE) participating, the 2019 event will be more than twice as big as last year. And it will be much more…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

High-level visit by international partners to Hargeisa, SomaliIand

The delegation met with President Muse Bihi Abdi, all political parties, Parliament, the Electoral Commission and representatives of civil society organisations

A high-level delegation of Ambassadors and representatives from Denmark, European Union, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom visited Hargeisa, Somaliland, on 2 to 3 April 2019. The delegation met with H.E. President Muse Bihi Abdi, all political parties, Parliament, the Electoral Commission and representatives of civil society organisations.…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and seven other African countries

The Fund finances the project development cost of a broad range of agriculture infrastructure

Who: The African Development Bank What: Launch of 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) (https://bit.ly/2P94vrr) Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00am Venue:  African Development Bank, Ghana Country Office, Ridge, Accra. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will launch 17 new grant projects…

Embassy of Denmark in Ghana
Source: Embassy of Denmark in Ghana |

Maritime visit to Ghana

Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, Kitack Lim, expressed his appreciation for Denmark’s effort to fight piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GOG) is on the rise. In 2018 five separate pirate attacks were reported in Ghana. Kitack Lim made it clear during a dinner on Tuesday that he was concerned about the situation in GOG. During the dinner he expressed gratitude for the maritime cooperation…

Source: Embassy of Denmark in Ghana |

Researchers on field trip to Ghana

The research project is titled ‘Port Efficiency and Public Private Capacity’ (PEPP) and have received a 4.997.029DKK grant under the Danida support to development research

A research delegation from Denmark visited Ghana to see the field sites of four Danida funded projects. The port of Tema is the focus point of a maritime research project between Denmark and Ghana. Representatives from a Danish research delegation visited the port on Friday for a guided tour. The…

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    • UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd delivered the keynote address:
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Declaration affirms global support for reproductive health and rights

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will seek additional commitments from governments, organizations, advocates and others, to accelerate efforts to realize these goals

Ministers and representatives of Governments unanimously adopted a political declaration today reaffirming support for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established that that reproductive health, individual rights and women’s empowerment are critical to achieving sustainable development. The declaration  comes on the 25th anniversary of…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Humanitarian funds release US$45.7 million for life-saving assistance in Somalia

Despite improvements in the humanitarian situation in 2018, the food security situation in Somalia has deteriorated

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) released a combined US$45.7 million today to scale up life-saving assistance in Somalia, where over 4.2 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance this year, including 900,000 acutely malnourished children. “These allocations will enable humanitarian agencies in…