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

UN Secretary-General designates Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as Acting Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan…

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

Secretary-General designates Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as Acting Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan…

Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Global Forwarding forms Arabian Cluster to focus on Growth Prospects in the Region

Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of Country Manager in Kuwait

Expands presence to Saudi Arabia; team to be led by DHL (https://www.DHL.com) veteran, Sue Donoghue; Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of Country Manager in Kuwait. DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has formed an Arabian Cluster (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issues findings on Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway, and Ukraine

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 17 February to 6 March 2020: Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway, and Ukraine. The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the International Covenant…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“You have been in the trenches with us,” Ghana Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia tells African Development Bank

Ghana is looking to the Bank for investment in an integrated aluminium industry, using the country’s large bauxite deposit as raw materials

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) support for the west African nation Ghana has boosted its government’s efforts to consolidate the economy, the country’s Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia said on Monday. Bawumia, welcoming a team of Executive Directors and senior officials of the Bank on an official visit, cited various Bank-supported…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes €17 million contribution from Germany to combat the impact of the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa

Funds will assist farmers and protect rural livelihoods affected by the worsening outbreak

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany's Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge comes after Germany already contributed…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Opens the Ethiopian Trade and Cultural Week

The event is organized on February 26-29 by the Honorary Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the Kingdom of Bahrain

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, today opened the Ethiopian Trade and Cultural Week. The event is organized on February 26-29 by the Honorary Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in cooperation…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes European Union contribution of €11 million to fight Desert Locust outbreak

Food security of millions under threat as upsurge spreads from East Africa to the Persian Gulf

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today welcomed an € 11 million contribution from the European Union as the UN agency steps up efforts to fight the Desert Locust upsurge which has now spread from East Africa to the Persian Gulf. The European Commission announced €10 million would come from the European Commission's Directorate-General…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

Permanent Representative of Ethiopia presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations (Vienna), Zenebe Kebede Korcho, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly. During his career, Zenebe Kebede Korcho, who is also Ambassador to Switzerland, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and…

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
Source: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) |

The joint winners of Kuwait's Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Food Security received their award at a special ceremony held in Kuwait City

Al-Sumait Prize for African Development is designed to reward innovative and inspiring initiatives and research by individuals and organizations

The Deputy of His Highness The Amir of Kuwait, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah awarded the 2019 AlSumait Prize (AlSumaitPrize.org), which comprises of one million dollars, a gold medal, and a plaque at a special ceremony held at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait. The joint winners of…