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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…

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

Let Us Make the Invisible Visible, Says United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Chinganya As Africa Marks African Statistics Day

The African Statistics Day is marked every 18 November in all African countries to raise public awareness on the pivotal role played by statistics

Everyone counts: quality statistics for better management of forced displacement in Africa, was the theme of day as Africans around the globe marked African Statistics Day today. The biggest event took place in Tunisia where the African Union Commission was launching the Pan African Institute for Statistics (StatAfric) which is expected…

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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…

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Africa Has All Ingredients for a New Era of Success

African countries need to monetize their natural resources and use the resulting revenue to build much-needed infrastructure and diversify economies

If you follow news about Africa, it’s easy to find disheartening headlines about the continent’s struggles. But those stories do not paint a complete picture. Every day, I read encouraging news about African entrepreneurs and business leaders who are making a positive impact. A few examples: Kola Karim’s Shoreline Natural…

Source: European Union |

The European Union (EU) Ambassador visits Seychelles for the second time in one month: A second visit focused on Maritime Security and Climate Change

This second visit was the opportunity for the EU Ambassador to reiterate the EU strong commitment to continue to work closely with the Government of Seychelles

During his second visit to Seychelles, H.E. Mr Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles launched, with Mr Wallace Cosgrow, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, the shoreline management plan prepared by UNDP in the framework of the climate adaptation project in La Digue.…

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…

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German Government support for the development of Namibia’s parks: Inauguration ceremony of Tsau Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park infrastructure, Kharas Region

The new park infrastructure marks yet another milestone of a long-term joint development programme to improve Namibia´s National Parks

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism celebrates the inauguration of the recently constructed infrastructure in the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled to take place on 15 November 2019 at Lüderitz MET office (Old Post Office) and will be officiated by Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment…

Source: Save the Children |

South Sudan: More Than 200,000 Children Forced to Flee Their Homes Following Flooding

Families already facing extreme malnutrition now taking refuge in displaced to temporary shelters

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families – many of whom were already facing extreme malnutrition - have been displaced by heavy rainfall and are now living in temporary, makeshift settlements across South Sudan. Save the Children is deeply concerned for the health of more than 420,000 people, including…

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

Extreme poverty and inequality among Africa’s top challenges, ECA’s Ruzvidzo says

More than 50% of urban residents in Africa live informally, increasing by 4.5 million annually and an estimated 210 million live under conditions of poverty in urban slums, excluding North Africa

Eradicating extreme poverty and reducing inequality remain some of Africa’s biggest challenges which the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is trying to help member States tackle through various policy recommendations and actions. This was said Thursday by Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director of the Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division at…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff completes 2019 Article IV and Second ECF Review Mission to Sierra Leone

While the economy is continuing to recover, the outlook remains challenging and improving the well-being of Sierra Leoneans is an ambitious endeavor

The Sierra Leone authorities and IMF mission concluded discussions, reaching staff-level agreement on economic policies to pave the way for the IMF Executive Board to consider the second review under the ECF‑supported program; while the economy is continuing to recover, the outlook remains challenging and improving the well-being of Sierra…