Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa hosts the 38th International Association for Impact Assessment Conference in Durban

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will mark the 20 years of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in South Africa at this conference on 16 May 2018

South Africa, an affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), will host the 38th session of the IAIA conference at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from 16 to 19 May 2018. IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in the use of…

Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom
Source: Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom |

Zambia: Focus more on a sustainable future-Malanji

Mr. Malanji underscored the importance of the ongoing initiatives such as the Queens Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) program and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) both at which Zambia has appended its signature

Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Joseph Malanji has said there is need to take action to promote clean energy, more sustainable methods to agriculture and transport for the protection and management of natural resources to ensure their sustainability for the future generation. And Mr. Malanji has urged the ongoing Commonwealth…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: President Faure attends meeting hosted by the Prime Minister of Canada for Commonwealth Small Island and Coastal States

Prime Minister Trudeau pledged the Canadian Government’s support to Small Island States in climate challenges, and promised to be a helpful voice and partner on the issue

President Danny Faure attended a meeting hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada at the InterContinental Hotel this afternoon, for Leaders of Commonwealth Small Island and Coastal States. The meeting was on the subject of oceans, coastal resilience, and climate change. The subject of oceans will be discussed for…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Ghana must prioritise social protection to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, says United Nations poverty expert

The most recent official data from the Ghana Statistical Service for 2012-2013 revealed that almost one-quarter of the population were living in poverty and one person in every 12 in extreme poverty

A UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones. But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates are addressed the country will fall far short of meeting the key UN Sustainable Development Goals,…

Source: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) |

Africa Crafts Message of Sustainability for International Climate Negotiations

Some 800 delegates from 59 countries, including ministers and other high-level government and international officials, together with non-state delegates, offered their insights into the challenges and possible responses to climate change

Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will carry to international climate negotiations after a week of deliberations in the Kenyan capital. Some 800 delegates from 59 countries, including ministers and…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Southern African Customs Union Council of Ministers Meeting Schedules for 12 to 13 April 2018

This is the first quarterly meeting of the financial year 2018/19 to discuss the outhern African Customs Union (SACU) agenda

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will today leave for Windhoek, Namibia to attend the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Council of Ministers meeting scheduled for 12 to 13 April 2018. This is the first quarterly meeting of the financial year 2018/19 to discuss the SACU agenda.…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

African tourism administrations undersign the Declaration of Kinshasa on fostering tourism as a driver of biodiversity and environmental protection

The Regional Conference served to summarize the itinerary training workshops conducted throughout 2017 which encouraged local communities and tourism stakeholders to act as champions of biodiversity conservation and environmental protection

An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection has taken place in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A major result of the regional initiative that lies under the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme on Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism has been…

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Source: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) |

Regional Strategic Meeting Unifying East Africa Local Authorities and Cities

The meeting organized in collaboration with the Council of Governors (COG) of Kenya was attended by 10 countries representing 14 national associations of local government

The regional strategic meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)  (www.UCLGa.org) for the Eastern Africa Region took place at Intercontinental Hotel (Nairobi, Kenya) from 9 to 10 April 2018.  The meeting organized in collaboration with the Council of Governors (COG) of Kenya was attended by 10 countries representing 14 national…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN Security Council Statement on Attack against MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali)

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against a vehicle of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which occurred on 6 April 2018 in Gao and caused the death of a Nigerien peacekeeper. The members of the Security Council expressed their…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

With €3 million euro funding, the European Union continues its vital support to women and children affected by prolonged drought in Somalia

Some 5.4 million people continue to require humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million children

The European Union, through the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department, has provided €3 million euro toward UNICEF’s humanitarian response for children and women caught in Somalia’s prolonged drought. After several failed rainy seasons and a massive loss of crops, livestock and livelihoods, on 2 February 2017, a…