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UN-Habitat, ICLEI discuss nature-based solutions during MENA Climate Week

The session included discussions on the multi-functionality and socio-economic benefits of urban nature-based solutions

UN-Habitat Regional Office for the Arab States joined forces with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability on Tuesday, 29 March and discussed how nature-based solutions can build climate resilience in cities of the MENA region. The hybrid session, organized by UN-Habitat, in cooperation with ICLEI, was part of the first-ever…

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ZainCash - Iraq's Pioneering FinTech Company Selects Temenos to Expand its Digital Portfolio

ZainCash Iraq adopts Temenos platform to fuel payment and digital services innovation and growth

ZainCash Iraq, the leading digital wallet in Iraq, has chosen Temenos (www.Temenos.com) to power the rapid growth and innovation of its digital payment service. Adopting the Temenos platform for core processing and payments, enables ZainCash to swiftly develop and launch digital services, meeting growing customer demand and helping Iraq transition…

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2021 Year in Review: Refugee, migrant numbers rise, despite travel curbs

By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data

Pandemic-related travel restrictions may have put a dent on international migration figures in 2021, but the number of people forced to leave their homes, due to conflict and persecution, rose to record highs. By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data. This…

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All set for Iraq's largest industry specific event: The 4th Agro Pack & 2nd Iraq plastprintpack 2021 in Erbil

ArLeAM is the Platinum Sponsor 2021

Official country pavilions from Afghanistan, Iran, Netherlands and Turkey; ArLeAM is the Platinum Sponsor 2021. Iraq's largest agrofood event, Agro Pack Iraq Erbil, is building on the huge success of its three previous editions, most recently from 20 to 23 November 2019, when 151 exhibitors (https://bit.ly/3sbi9gT) discussed business with 7,245…

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APICORP: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) energy investments to exceed USD805 bn over next five years

MENA can emerge as a major blue and green hydrogen-exporting region thanks to low-cost gas resources and strong renewable energy progress

APICORP’s (www.APICORP.org), latest MENA energy investment outlook sees a modest USD13 bn rise in committed and planned energy investment compared to previous year’s outlook; Renewables claim a significant share of almost 40% the estimated USD250 bn in power sector investments; Committed Gas investments projected to fall by USD9.5 bn to USD75 billion after…

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Canon’s Ramadan food photography campaign to help educate children in Uganda and Iraq

‘Food for Cause’ campaign – 21st April to 21st May 2021

Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) is supporting philanthropic organization Dubai Cares this Ramadan to help give children in Africa and the Middle East access to life-changing education opportunities. For every food photo submitted to Canon’s ‘Food for Cause’ campaign, the global imaging specialists will donate US$1 towards two Dubai Cares’ programmes - Girls in Crisis in Uganda and Recovery and Resilience in…

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Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ draw on 27 April

The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations

Qatar will host the draw for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) at Katara Opera House on Tuesday, 27 April at 21:00 local time. The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations. The draw will be attended by a limited number of officials, in line with Qatar’s COVID-19 protocols.…

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Watch FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ draw live

The 16-nation tournament will feature four groups followed by a knockout stage

The countdown towards the historic FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) will reach an important milestone today (Tuesday 27 April) when the draw takes place, and you can watch the event as it happens. Click on the above link to watch the draw, which will take place at 21:00 local…

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Excitement mounts ahead of FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ draw

The FIFA Arab Cup™ is seen as an important opportunity to test operations and facilities ahead of Qatar 2022

Ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) draw on Tuesday, 27 April (21:00 local time), the qualifying matches for the tournament have been decided. Of the 23 nations involved, the 14 lowest-ranked teams according to the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men's World Ranking (https://fifa.fans/3sVOCXB) will participate in single-leg play-offs…

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the occasion of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) serves as an important legal instrument in the fight against impunity for atrocity crimes

On the occasion of this year’s Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I join the calls for a world free of violence against women and children. Women and girls around the world continue to be the victims of unspeakable crimes, from sexual and gender-based violence to harassment, human…