Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration enters into force today

The Convention has been signed by Australia, Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Netherlands, Sweden, Syria, United Kingdom and the United States

The United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("The Mauritius Convention on Transparency") will enter into force today, 18 October 2017. The Convention has to date been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. None of the ratifying States made reservations and, as a result, the Transparency Rules are…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
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ITFC Fuels The Gambia’s Energy Sector with a US$ 45 Million Financing

The signing ceremony took place at the conclusion of the IsDB Group Governors’ lunch on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF meeting held in Washington DC

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signed a US$ 45 million Murabaha Financing Agreement with the government of The Gambia. H.E Mr. Amadou Sanneh, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of The Gambia (Governor of the Islamic Development Bank),…

Deutsche Post DHL
Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL the only company to be named Top Employer in 18 African countries

Only organizations that qualify from the selection process receive the Top Employers title and certification seal

DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com) has been certified as a Top Employer in Africa for the fourth executive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2018 certification ceremony, held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Thursday 12 October 2017. Hennie Heymans, CEO, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, explains that this is the…

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

Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, on Death Penalty

Last month Madagascar became the 85th State to ratify the Second Optional Protocol, and the Gambia moved a step closer by signing the treaty

Statement attributable to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville: Today is World Day Against the Death Penalty, and we would like to take this opportunity to repeat our call for all States to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights…

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Merck KGaA gives back to society through Merck Foundation’s program to improve access to Cancer Care

Many efforts lately have started to address the emerging cancer crisis in Africa and developing countries

A bright future through Merck Foundation explained by the candidates we interviewed from Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Ethiopia. Many efforts lately have started to address the emerging cancer crisis in Africa and developing countries. One of the strong players in these efforts is Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a subsidiary of Merck…

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Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa through one and two year Oncology Fellowship Program in 2016 & 2017

In partnership with Ministries of Health across Africa, the Merck Africa Oncology Fellowship Program provides one-year and two-year oncology fellowship programs and a three year master degree in medical oncology at Tata Memorial Centre, India, University of Nairobi, Kenya and Alexandria University, Egypt, respectively

Merck gives back to society through Merck Foundation’s programs to build cancer care capacity in Africa. Merck Foundation provides Africa with Twenty New Oncologists through Merck Africa Oncology Fellowship Program established in India, Kenya and Egypt. SDG 3 calls us to sustainably invest on building healthcare capacity to improve access…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Alain Marcel de Souza, President of the Commission of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS)

The Secretary-General underscored the importance of the partnership between the United Nations and ECOWAS for peace, security, and development in West Africa

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Alain Marcel de Souza, President of the Commission of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS). The Secretary-General underscored the importance of the partnership between the United Nations and ECOWAS for peace, security, and development in West Africa. He commended ECOWAS for…

Source: Embassy of Denmark in Ghana |

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) was the facilitator of last week’s training on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Accra

With the aim of helping Ghana curb the detrimental impacts of artisanal and small scale mining operations, the very first PanAfGeo Work Package 3, focussing on training in the field of artisanal and small scale mining, was held in Accra last week

The impact of mining operations – both legal and illegal - is an issue of utmost interest in Ghana at the moment. With the aim of helping Ghana curb the detrimental impacts of artisanal and small scale mining operations, the very first PanAfGeo Work Package 3, focussing on training in…

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Merck Foundation brings African and Asian Countries together to Contribute towards Building Healthcare Capacity in the Continent

Merck Foundation, a non-profit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, to conduct the Fourth edition of their annual ‘Merck Africa Asia Luminary’ on the 24th and 25th of October 2018

Merck Foundation conducts their 4th Luminary for the first time in partnership with Ministry of High Education and scientific research of Egypt. ‘Merck more than a Mother’ to be launched by Vice President of Tanzania and First Ladies of Central African Republic, Gambia, Chad, Niger and Republic of Guinea with the…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Communique of the 713th PSC meeting on post-elections analysis and upcoming elections in Africa

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 713th meeting, held on 24 August 2017, in Addis Ababa, adopted the following decision on Post-Elections Analysis and Upcoming Elections in Africa: Council,  1.   Takes note of the briefing provided by the AU Commissioner for Political…