Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) opens regional office in Egypt, providing rural development support to seven countries in the region

The IFAD new regional office covers Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, some of which suffer from conflicts, poverty and food insecurity

The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) opened a regional office in Cairo today that will serve as a strategic rural development center for its work to reduce poverty, empower women and youth, and create employment opportunities in seven countries across the region, IFAD’s President Gilbert F. Houngbo…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Government proposes increase in support for stabilisation in crisis-affected countries

The Government is giving priority to countries and regions in the belt of fragility that runs from the Sahel in the west, via North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and the Middle East, to Pakistan

The Government has proposed an allocation of NOK 835.4 million for stabilisation efforts in countries affected by conflict and crisis. This is an increase of NOK 129.5 million ‘The many and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today are putting pressure on the humanitarian system, and there is a need…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR urges more support to boost refugee access to tertiary education

Top five refugee host countries of study for Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) students were Turkey, Ethiopia, Jordan, Uganda and Kenya

Only three per cent of refugees have access to higher education, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. In its “Refugee Student Voices: Refugee Students In Higher Education” report released this week, UNHCR is calling for critical support to scale up existing programs and to help secure futures.  “In recent…

Source: Standard Chartered |

Oman, the UAE and Bahrain named rising stars of trade

Three Middle Eastern countries rank in the Standard Chartered Trade20 Index, which identifies the markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth

Oman and the UAE feature in the top 10 markets that have most rapidly improved their trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered (www.SC.com). The Trade20 Index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of global trade, also features Bahrain among the nations that…

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners join efforts to adapt to climatic change in the Near East and North Africa

Cairo hosts a regional workshop to identify innovative and effective interventions to address the global threat

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations today hosted a workshop in Cairo to enhance the technical capacity to climate change adaptation in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries’ agriculture sector. Around 100 participants from 14 member countries in the region, delegates from partner entities and…

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Basketball Africa League Names John Manyo-Plange Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations

Manyo-Plange, who goes by Manyo, will assume his new role immediately and will continue to report to Basketball Africa League (BAL) President Amadou Gallo Fall

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, today named NBA (https://in.NBA.com) Africa Head of Business Operations and Ghana-native John Manyo-Plange as BAL Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations. Manyo-Plange, who goes…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

MENA Generation 2030 - Investing in children and youth today to secure a prosperous region tomorrow

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: a far-fetched dream for millions of girls, boys and youth in the Middle East and North Africa

Unless governments prioritize peace and stability and invest boldly in what matters most for children and the untapped potential of youth, the MENA region will fail to reach the Sustainable Development Goals Without improved education and meaningful work opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa, the region faces a…

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Basketball Africa League announces seven host cities for Inaugural Season

NIKE and Jordan Brand Named as Exclusive Outfitter of The Basketball Africa League (BAL)

Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Luanda, Rabat and either Monastir or Tunis Selected to Host Regular Season; Kigali to Host First-Ever BAL Final Four and BAL Final; NIKE and Jordan Brand Named as Exclusive Outfitter of BAL  The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced Cairo (Egypt), Dakar (Senegal), Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola),…

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

Remarks to African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism

Africa is increasingly the new frontline in the global struggle against terrorism and violent extremism

By The Secretary-General Your Excellency, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the Government of Kenya for helping the United Nations organize this landmark conference. To begin, I would like to honour the tens of thousands of African victims of terrorism and…

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60 young debaters from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Balkans met in Malta to debate a sustainable 2030 future

The overall objective of the Young Mediterranean voices programme is to empower young people to enhance a culture of dialogue to contribute to public policy

“It is our duty to build the next generation of Euro-Mediterranean dialogue leaders to transform debate into action for a sustainable future. This was stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela in his address at the 1st Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum. Held in Malta for the first…