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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: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Stronger international support needed as Burkina Faso humanitarian emergency deepens

The humanitarian community in Burkina Faso revised the response plan in July, requesting for $187 million to assist 1.3 million people

Burkina Faso is grappling with a growing and unprecedented humanitarian situation: around 500,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the central and northern regions, a steep increase from around 80,000 in January 2019; hundreds of thousands of affected people in roughly a third of the country are…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Liberia presents credentials

Ms. Telewoda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women Empowerment and Leadership

The new Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations (Vienna), Youngor Sevelee Telewoda, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Telewoda, who is also Ambassador to Germany, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief, Kuwait support Somalis returning from Yemen

The movement was made possible through funding from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) and the Government of Kuwait

This week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 143 Somali returnees stranded in Yemen to return home. A total of 46 men, 41 women, 26 boys and 30 girls set of by boat from Aden, Yemen, on Monday 30 September and arrived the next day at the port of…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Eighth Climate Change and Development Conference kicks off with urgent calls for climate action

The three-day special meeting has as its theme: “Stepping Up Climate Action for a Resilient Africa: a Race We Can and Must Win”

The eighth edition of the Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference – CCDA-8 opened today in Addis Ababa with strong calls to reverse the current lackluster approach to implementing the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change. Co-organised by the Economic Commission for Africa of ECA, the African Union Commission…

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    • After the pre-departure lunch, the Ambassador and the Government statistician answered questions from the press
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Source: Embassy of Denmark in Ghana |

Ghana Statistics visits Denmark to exchange knowhow on data collection

The visit is part of the Strategic Sector Cooperation between Ghana Statistical Service and Statistics Denmark

A delegation of ten Ghanaians led by the Ghana Government Statistician, Professor Kobina Annim, is currently in Denmark to exchange experiences with Statistics Denmark. The visit is part of the Strategic Sector Cooperation between Ghana Statistical Service and Statistics Denmark. The aim of the visit is to for Ghana Statistics…

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All set for eighth conference on climate change & development in Africa, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Murombedzi

The conference will also help ensure that Africa’s voice is amplified and heard at the summit in New York in September

All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’. Mr. James Murombedzi, Chief of the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of…

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International Youth Day marked by Education, Entrepreneurship Sessions for migrants across Niger

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Niger with its partner Terre Solidali, organized five training sessions in three cities for close to 250 migrants and community members

In the weeks leading up to yesterday’s celebration of International Youth Day, IOM Niger with its partner Terre Solidali, organized five training sessions in three cities for close to 250 migrants and community members, delivered by young entrepreneurs from IOM’s “Initiatives for the Development of the Enterprise” (IDEE) project. Launched in…

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Maritime visit from Algeria: "We can learn from Ghana"

For Mr. Belkhiter the visit was a great opportunity to talk to Maersk Line representatives in Ghana and hear how they see the business conditions and trends

Mr. Tarik Belkhiter from the Embassy of Denmark in Algiers visited Ghana to learn about the maritime sector and gain from the extensive maritime knowledge embedded in Ghana as an important maritime hub in Sub-Saharan Africa. “This could be the beginning of a long partnership between the maritime sector in…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Continental champions climb ranking

While the South American sides dominate the upper echelons of the ranking, there have been significant gains by sides taking part in both the Africa Cup of Nations and the Concacaf Gold Cup

With the continental finals of Africa, South America, and North, Central America and the Caribbean reaching a crescendo in the past month, the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking has seen a number of significant changes. Unsurprisingly, the regional kings are some of the primary beneficiaries in the July…