Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

A delegation of representatives from European entities including the European Commission and European Investment Bank, as well as international organisations, such as UNIDO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, together with European private sector representatives, will accompany President Tajani

“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara…

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Source: The Access Bank UK Limited |

Video News Release: B-roll – Nigeria: 11th edition of the Access Bank Polo Day on July 14, 2018

Free broadcast quality B-Roll footage and video news release

This material is public and can be used freely

The 11th edition of the Access Bank Polo Day celebrates 11 years of partnership between UNICEF and Access Bank on the Corporate Social Responsibility space in Nigeria. The partnership has so far been responsible for the construction of several schools in the country. Free broadcast quality B-Roll footage and video…

Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: 95% decrease in migration flows to Libya and Europe thanks to EU partnership and funds

President to visit Niamey with entrepreneurs, researchers and international organisations

''Through financial support and a strong partnership, the European Union has helped Niger to reduce migratory flows to Libya and the EU by over 95%. In 2016, 330,000 people crossed Niger primarily directed to Europe via Libya. In 2017, this number went down to less than 18,000, and in 2018…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

United Nation’s emergency fund releases US$15 million for life-saving assistance to displaced people in Ethiopia

The 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Plan requires $1.6 billion to reach millions of people with food and non-food support

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. Historical tensions between communities in southern Ethiopia escalated in April 2018 and led to large-scale displacements, damage of properties and loss of life.  Close…

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Source: UN Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict |

Hearing ‘horrific’ testimonies from rape survivors in South Sudan, UN envoy says they yearn only for peace

Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan, widespread and systematic sexual violence has been a pervasive tactic of war and terror, said a high-level United Nations envoy, after visiting the war-torn country and hearing “horrific” testimonies

Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence and Conflict, told reporterss that she had been “alarmed to hear about the increasing climate of intimidation” in which civil society organisations work, “including attacks against those providing services to sexual violence survivors.” The world’s youngest country, South Sudan has been wracked…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN’s Emergency Fund releases US$15 Million for Life-Saving Assistance to Displaced People in Ethiopia

Close to one million men, women and children are currently being sheltered

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. Historical tensions between communities in southern Ethiopia escalated in April 2018 and led to large-scale displacements, damage of properties and loss of life.  Close…

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

South Africa: the dti Employees to Donate Wheelchairs to Sizanani Children's Home on Mandela Day

Sizanani Children’s Home, which is based in Nkangala township, was founded in 1993 by Roman Catholic Church Priest, Father Charles Kuppelweiser

Employees of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will share on Mandela Day Centenary celebrations by donating two wheelchairs to the Sizanani Children’s Home in Bronkhorspruit, on Wednesday, 18 July 2018. Sizanani Children’s Home, which is based in Nkangala township, was founded in 1993 by Roman Catholic Church…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Welcomes Regular Production and Export of Oil Under the National Oil Corporation Control

The swift resolution of this crisis demonstrates the desire of various Libyan stakeholders to preserve the country’s unity and protect the management of its natural resources

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the return to regular production and export of Libya’s oil under the control of the National Oil Corporation. This is in compliance with UN Security Council Resolutions (2259, 2278 and 2362.). UNSMIL is encouraged by the decision of the NOC to…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Patten visits South Sudan, demands immediate halt to sexual violence

The Government of South Sudan bears the primary responsibility for protecting its people

In South Sudan, since the start of the conflict, sexual violence has been committed on a widespread and systematic scale as a tactic of war and terror. As part of a joint United Nations – African Union solidarity visit, led by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, I visited the country from…

Source: UN Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict |

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Ms. Pramila Patten visits South Sudan to demand an immediate halt to all forms of sexual violence

The Government of South Sudan bears the primary responsibility for protecting its people

In South Sudan, since the start of the conflict, sexual violence has been committed on a widespread and systematic scale as a tactic of war and terror. As part of a joint United Nations – African Union solidarity visit, led by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, I visited the country from…