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UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series

The United Nations and the African Union are deepening our strategic partnership in all areas

By UN Secretary-General Welcome to the Africa Dialogue Series. As we look to build and bolster multilateralism, we need strong coalitions across international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia, the media and more. The Africa Dialogue Series is an important part of this effort.  The United Nations…

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Returnees share harrowing experiences at latest ‘Migration Conversation’

Since 2017, International Organization for Migration (IOM) has adopted a holistic reintegration approach for migrants that also involves communities

 In a packed auditorium, two migrant returnees share their experiences: One, a trained professional with a university degree, made do as a school janitor in Morocco. The other survived six years’ imprisonment in Zambia. The two met at a gathering here, the third ‘Migration Conversation’ – a platform arising from a partnership…

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U.S. Embassy, National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) hold Communications Workshop for Political Parties

The workshop focused on supporting the communications capability of the parties as they prepare for upcoming elections

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia – NEBE – organized a half-day communications workshop for members of political parties in Ethiopia.  The workshop focused on supporting the communications capability of the parties as they prepare for upcoming elections. In his remarks at the workshop,…

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U.S. Embassy hosts Ethiopia Hacks! 5.0: River Basin Restoration

Participants were challenged to develop technological solutions to support the Addis Ababa river basin restoration project

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted the Fifth Hackathon as part of its Ethiopia Hacks! Program.  Participants were challenged to develop technological solutions to support the Addis Ababa river basin restoration project. To help participants get started, the U.S. Embassy brought U.S. expert Dr. Melinda Laturi, Professor of Eco…

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U.S. State Department hosts “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”

The Ethiopian Partnership Forum seeks to build on the already vibrant U.S. commercial representation in Ethiopia

The U.S. Department of State hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform organized in by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In remarks at the opening panel discussion,…

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8th Africa Day international conference opens in Ljubljana

The aim of the event is to foster and deepen cooperation between Slovenia and African countries in politics, business and other areas

Minister Dr Cerar’s opening speech, which was followed by addresses from eminent guests, marked the launch of the 8th Africa Day international conference organised by the Foreign Ministry in cooperation with partners. Apart from Minister Cerar, the participants from numerous African and European countries were addressed by Luis Filipe Tavares,…

Source: United Nations University |

Six New Members Join United Nations University (UNU) Council

Professor Adam Habib (South Africa), Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Witwatersrand joins the United Nations University (UNU) Council

The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the governing United Nations University Council: Dr Denisa Čiderová (Slovakia), Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies, University of Economics in Bratislava Dr Comfort Ero (United Kingdom), Program Director, Crisis Group Dr Xin Fang (China), President & Professor,…

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UNAMID strongly condemns looting of its West Darfur Headquarters

UNAMID condemns these acts in the strongest possible terms as they constitute a blatant violation of international norms governing the presence of UN peacekeepers across the world

On 14 May 2019, the eve of UNAMID’s scheduled handover of its Sector West Headquarters in El Geneina, an unruly crowd forcefully intruded into the super camp, where they looted UN property and contingent-owned-equipment, vandalized premises and put the lives of UN staff and personnel at grave risk. According to…

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Global partners announce $61.8 million allocation to boost African Development Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs

“This substantial support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, We-Fi, will help us scale up our actions and achieve greater results for women entrepreneurs across the continent” - Vanessa Moung

The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/en/) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) (https://bit.ly/2Q1fF1L) program. We-Fi (https://We-Fi.org/) is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and…

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South Sudan: New MSF hospital in Ulang assists people affected by violence and neglect

MSF has put in place a referral system, with patients mainly transported by speedboat along the Sobat river from outlying health centres to Ulang hospital

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has started a stable project in the northeastern town of Ulang, close to the Ethiopian border in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region, to address the needs of people living in a remote and neglected area who have been affected by years of war and…