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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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    • Professor Muhammad Yunus, from Bangladesh, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, for his work to tackle poverty through micro-credit. He is a founding member of the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace.
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Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for a new approach to address hunger and conflict

Food and agriculture are pathways to peace in Central African Republic

Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today called for a complete change in the ways to address the often-related issues of hunger and conflict. He made the appeal at an event at FAO headquarters in Rome highlighting progress made by the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace. "If…

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Source: United Nations Information Centre in Dar es Salaam |

Fallen Malawian Soldier to be Honoured with UN Peacekeeping’s Highest Award

“The remarkable actions of Private Chitete helped protect many lives, both civilian and military” said Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix

On Friday, 24 May, Secretary-General António Guterres will award the “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage” to the late Private Chancy Chitete of Malawi during the International Day of UN Peacekeepers commemorations at UN Headquarters in New York. The Diagne Medal, established in 2014 “to recognize uniformed and civilian personnel who…

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    • Biruk narrates how he left his home country for a better life in South Africa, only to spend six years in a Zambian prison. Photo: IOM
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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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Recreational Centre Opens for Children in Zinder, Niger

Niger, considered a major migratory hub in West and Central Africa, is a country of origin, transit and destination for numerous vulnerable migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over last Friday (17 May) the Centre for the Prevention, Promotion and Protection of Children (CEPPP) in Matameye, department of Kantché, Zinder region, to representatives from the Ministry of Women Promotion and Child Protection (MPFPE) in Niger. The centre was built and equipped through…

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Dangote named among greatest leaders on Earth…global leaders laud his public spirit

Foremost philanthropist and richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote has been rated 11th of the 50 World’ Greatest leaders for 2019

The rating carried out by the Fortune Magazine, an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States was released recently and focused mainly on the businesses run by the men and how they have used it to impact their society positively. The time-tested magazine, which first edition…

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    • The Chief guests at the opening ceremony of the GARD ( Getting Airports Ready For Disaster ) workshop held at Streamline Hotel in Toamasina on 20th May 2019- From left to right- RAMANANA Barthelemy Samuel - representative of Atsinanana Region, Rija Rakotoarison –OCHA representative, Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar, Marie Dimond- UNDP representative in Madagascar, Col. Elack Olivier Andriakaja - Executive Secretary BNGRC , Cyrille Benandrasana - Prefect of Toamasina, Major Gen. Herison Andriamihafy - Manager ADEMA, George Rakotomalala - Municipality of Toamasina
    • Participants and guests at the opening ceremony of the GARD ( Getting Airports Ready For Disaster ) workshop held at Streamline hotel in Toamasina on 20th May 2019
    • Elack Olivier Andriakaja - Executive Secretary BNGRC,Marie Dimond- UNDP rep in Madagascar,Major Gen. Herison Andriamihafy - Manager ADEMA,Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar,Kim Melville Senior Director, Global Airside and Standards UK and Lead Trainer, Second line Left to right- Chris Weeks Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Lead Trainer, George Wood Customer Operations Manager,Customer Operations Group - Sub Saharan Africa and Trainer and Robin Demyttenaere Global Airside and Standards Supervisor - UK
    • Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar gives his opening speech at the ceremony
    • The workshop delegates who will be attending the GARD workshop from May 20 to 24, 2019 take a picture with the chief guests and the GARD trainers
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Deutsche Post DHL Group, UNDP and OCHA boost natural disaster preparedness at Madagascar’s Toamasina International Airport

The program developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group, UNDP and OCHA, with the support of WFP, aims to better prepare airports to handle the sudden surge of incoming relief goods

Deutsche Post DHL Group (www.DPDHL.com), the leading mail and logistics company, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) team up with National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC - Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et…

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Oral statement to Parliament on the Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart, updates on the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the UK's response

By Rory Stewart Ebola is back, this time in the eastern DRC. It is the largest outbreak in the country’s history, the second largest in the world, and the first in a conflict zone. So far 1,209 people have died. And we must do much more to grip this situation.…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Somalia: $710 million needed to scale up drought response and avert a major crisis

Immediate scale-up in humanitarian response is required to mitigate the effects of the latest drought that threatens to drive Somalia into a major humanitarian crisis

As Somalia faces another severe drought, aid agencies today launched a Drought Response Plan and called for urgent and sustained resources to avert a major crisis. The plan seeks $710 million to provide critical, life-saving assistance to 4.5 million drought-affected Somalis in the most severely affected areas between now and the end…

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Federal Foreign Office on emergency aid to contain Ebola in eastern Congo

The Federal Foreign Office is now providing the WHO with a further four million euros for immediate humanitarian relief in eastern Congo to contain the Ebola outbreak

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (19 May) on stepping up assistance measures to combat the world’s second largest outbreak of Ebola: "The Federal Foreign Office is now providing the WHO with a further four million euros for immediate humanitarian relief in eastern Congo to contain the Ebola…