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Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals

The report also highlights that unemployment in NENA, particularly for young people and women, is a significant regional challenge

Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.  Conflicts and civil instability have long-lasting impacts on the food and…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Mobilization at the highest level at UNESCO to meet the challenge of access to water

Opening of the first UNESCO International Water Conference on May 13 at 9:30 am, by Audrey Azoulay in the presence of some forty ministers

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Water and Sanitation of Senegal, Brune Poirson, Secretary of State to the Minister of State for Ecological and Solidarity Transition of France, will open the first UNESCO International Conference on Water on Monday, 13 May at 9:30 am at UNESCO…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Advocates around the World #SpeakUp for #RoadSafety

Despite progress, road traffic deaths continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities

In the context of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May 2019), thousands of road safety advocates from around the world are highlighting the need for more effective leadership for road safety. Strong leaders - both government and nongovernment alike - are those who #SpeakUp for road safety…

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Marriott International reveals enticing seasonal offer at over 250 properties in 29 countries across the Middle East and Africa

Explore exciting destinations and experiences and enjoy 25% off with complimentary breakfast for Marriott Bonvoy members and 15% off for non-members

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) has unveiled an enticing offer across 250 hotels and 21 brands in 29 countries across Middle East and Africa. As more and more travelers are increasingly seeking out enriching local experiences, Marriott International is inviting guests to explore spectacular destinations and experiences across the region and save…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny - UNESCO Peace Prize

The jury also recognizes the laureate's worthiness for the reforms undertaken to consolidate democracy and social cohesion

Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his actions in the region and, in particular, for having been the instigator of a peace agreement between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and…

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Orange, a key player engaged in the digital transformation in Africa and the Middle East, launches its first “Orange Digital Centre” in Tunisia

The Orange Digital Centre has been set-up as a centre to provide wide-ranging support for startups

Orange (www.Orange.com) is launching the “Orange Digital Centre” today in Tunis, a place built around a completely new concept and entirely dedicated to innovation. Attending the launch are Anouar Maarouf, Tunisian Minister of Communication Technologies and the Digital Economy, Abdelkoddous Saadaoui, Tunisian Secretary of State for Youth, Alioune Ndiaye, Chief…

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SneakyPastes: basic but effective operation by Gaza Cybergang hits Middle East related targets in 39 countries

The campaign, named SneakyPastes made use of disposable email addresses to spread the infection through phishing

In 2018, the Gaza Cybergang, now known to comprise several groups of varying sophistication launched a cyberespionage operation targeting individuals and organisations with a Middle-Eastern political interest. The campaign, named SneakyPastes made use of disposable email addresses to spread the infection through phishing, before downloading the malware in chained stages…

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Marriott International expects to add nearly 20 properties under its Middle East and Africa Portfolio in 2019

Company on-track to grow its portfolio by 45 percent through the end of 2023 with over 100 properties under development

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) today announced it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  Underpinning a strong demand for its diverse brands, the new additions are in line with the company’s expansion plans to add more than 100 new…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia |

Foreign Minister to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa

In the course of the event, a high-level debate is planned on the future of the region, as well as on security, social and economic challenges and opportunities

On 6 and 7 April 2019, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will represent Latvia at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan. In the course of the event, a high-level debate is planned on the future of the region, as well as on security, social…

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FAO chief calls for innovative approaches and investments to ensure enough water for everyone in the Near East and North Africa

Water scarcity can exacerbate food insecurity, migration and malnutrition in the region

Scaling up innovation, policies and investments in the water sector in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region is fundamental "to prevent water scarcity from setting us back in our ambitious vision of eradicating all forms of malnutrition, sustaining peace and leaving no one behind", FAO Director-General José Graziano…