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30 Years of Child Rights: Historic Gains and Undeniable Achievements, but Little Progress for the World’s Poorest Children – UNICEF

Urgent action and a recommitment to child rights needed to address age-old and emerging threats

There have been historic gains overall for the world’s children since the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted 30 years ago. However, many of the poorest children are yet to feel the impact, according to The Convention on the Rights of the Child at a Crossroads, a new…

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Embassy Abuja participates in America Recycles Day National Campaign

This year, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja hosted an Embassy-wide competition to motivate people to put their bottles and cans in the recycling bin instead of the trash

On November 6-15, U.S. Embassy Abuja’s volunteer-led Green Stripe Initiative launched a plastic bottle drive competition to commemorate America Recycles Day. Celebrated each year on and in the weeks leading up to November 15, thousands of communities across the United States participate in activities to raise awareness and encourage increased…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Ambassador of Belarus Sergei Terentiev met with the Minister of Higher Education of Egypt

During the meeting, the sides discussed the state and prospects of Belarusian-Egyptian cooperation in higher education, as well as the issues of improving the legal framework in this field

On November 17, 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt Mr. Sergei Terentiev held a meeting with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Khaled Attef Abd El-Ghafar. During the meeting, the…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

Study in the United States: Ghana Takes Number Two Spot in Sub-Saharan Africa

Over half of the Ghanaian students in the United States are studying at the graduate level and this number increased by 21.3% over last year

The 2019 Open Doors Report on international education has shown an overall 13.9% increase over 2018 in the number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States, from 3,213 to 3,661. This brings Ghana into second place in Sub-Saharan Africa, a spot previously held by Kenya. The…

Source: UNICEF Uganda |

Young people take over offices of UNICEF and Uganda Human Rights Commission as they celebrate World Children’s Day

The Kids Takeovers are part of the celebrations to mark World Children’s Day

WHAT: 18-year-old Cate Nabankema and 19-year-old Mastulla Nassaka will take over offices of the UNICEF Representative and the Chairperson of Uganda Human Rights Commission respectively for one hour, on the eve of World Children’s Day. The Kids Takeovers are part of the celebrations to mark World Children’s Day which coincides…

Source: UNICEF, Middle East and North Africa |

Children’s rights progress in the Middle East and North Africa despite lasting inequality and conflict

From Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa ahead of 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child

By Ted Chaiban “Thirty years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, the Middle East and North Africa has seen notable progress in children’s rights, despite issues with governance, inequality, poverty and conflicts. Through near-universal vaccination coverage, improved basic healthcare, water treatment and sanitation, most countries…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Democratic Republic of Congo and IMF Mission Reach an Agreement ad-referendum on Financial Assistance Under the Rapid Credit Facility and a Staff-Monitored Program

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, headed by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over November 6–15, 2019

The Congolese authorities and the IMF team reached an agreement ad-referendum on a reform program that could be supported by the Rapid Credit Facility and a Staff-Monitored Program through end-May 2020; The Congolese economy faces multiple challenges with weakening economic growth, pervasive poverty, fragmented taxation system and fragile judiciary; Discussions…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education (MoE) |

The UAE Ministry of Education Showcase Its World-Class Education at The Morocco Educational Fairs

During the exhibition, the ministry will be present through “Study in UAE” platform, a global innovation and cultural hub, offering students a world-class education

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education (MoE) (www.MOE.gov.ae) is taking part in the 2019 fall edition of the Morocco Educational Fairs, between November 16 and 18, 2019 in Casablanca and Tangier. During the exhibition, the ministry will be present through “Study in UAE” platform, a global innovation and cultural…

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German Embassy supports ‘Pionier Boys’ School’ in Windhoek

Pioneer Boys’ School is a government school for boys with learning difficulties

On 11 November 2019, Orgill van Wyk and Benneth Sankwasa, the school principal and hostel superintendent of Pionier Boys’ School, signed a grant contract with Ambassador Herbert Beck. The school in Windhoek receives financial support amounting to 62,098.16 N$  (approximately 3,800.00 €) which will be used to purchase a solar…

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    • Standing with the group which participated in the Civil Society Support Program in the front row, third from left, is Kavena Hambira, Chairperson of the NID and next to him (fourth from the left) is Panduleni Nghipandulwa, Project Coordinator of the NID
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Namibia Institute for Democracy empowers Local Civil Society Organisations

The intervention targeted 20 Namibian NGOs that struggle with funding and need institutional as well as technical support

The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in partnership with US Embassy Namibia, conducted a Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which was held end September until the start of November at the House of Democracy. The intervention targeted 20 Namibian NGOs that struggle with funding and…