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Egypt Sends Medical Aid to Lebanon

A military transport plane took off from East Cairo Air Base carrying large quantities of medicines and medical supplies

Under the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Egypt is airlifting medical aid to the brotherly Lebanese people to help them respond to the cholera outbreak. A military transport plane took off from East Cairo Air…

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FIFA launches FIFA+ to bring free football entertainment to fans everywhere

A world-class digital platform created to connect football fans across the globe more deeply with the game they love

FIFA+ delivers live domestic league games from around the globe, match stats, the greatest archive in international football, premium original content, immersive global storytelling, and much more. Over 29,000 men’s matches and over 11,000 women’s matches will be streamed on FIFA+ in 2022, totalling over 40,000 matches. The first slate…

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    • UN-Habitat, ICLEI discuss nature-based solutions during MENA Climate Week
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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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Qatar: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Call for Applying Same Principles and Standards to All International Issues

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted Qatar's commitment to the international principles and international law

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani underlined that the State of Qatar has a long record of dialogue and diplomacy in several areas of conflict, including Sudan and Lebanon, and between Djibouti and Eritrea, stressing that dialogue is the only way forward…

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UN women’s rights committee publishes findings on Dominican Republic, Gabon, Lebanon, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Uganda and Uzbekistan

Uganda repeal legal provisions that are discriminatory against women in the areas of marriage, ownership of land, employment and protection from gender-based violence against women

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Monday issued its findings on the Dominican Republic, Gabon, Lebanon, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Uganda and Uzbekistan, the eight States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each country's implementation of the Convention on the…

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UN women’s rights committee to review Gabon, Panama, Senegal, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Peru, Lebanon and Dominican Republic

Eight countries are among the 189 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its upcoming session from 7-25 February, during which it will review Gabon, Panama, Senegal, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Peru, Lebanon and the Dominican Republic. The above eight countries are among the 189 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All…

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UNESCO Marks Semi-centennial Anniversary of Biosphere Preservation

The UN cultural agency commemorated on Monday the 50th anniversary of its Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which created in 1971, has been promoting a long-lasting connection between people and nature

“This is really a programme for the people, because people are part of nature…so they are incorporated in nature protection but also in sustainable use of natural resources”, said Miguel Clusener Godt, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) MAB Programme Secretary. Where we stand Today 727 biosphere reserves integrate nature conservation and…

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Dr. Al Jasser Chairs 10th Meeting of IsDB Institute Board of Trustees

The IsDB Group has prioritized support to its Member Countries in rebuilding their economies

Islamic Development Bank President and Chairman of IsDB Group, H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, chaired the 10th meeting of the IsDB Institute Board of Trustees (www.IsDB.org), held virtually on 14 December 2021. The board meeting was the first to be held since Dr. Al Jasser assumed office in August 2021.…

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UN torture prevention body announces visits for 2022

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) adopted the confidential report on its visit to Cabo Verde, which has been sent to the state authorities

The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) will visit Argentina, Ecuador, Lebanon, Turkey and Tunisia in 2022. It will also hold high-level talks with the Brazilian authorities on the country's torture preventive mechanism. "We are very pleased to be able to recommence our visits in 2022 to help protect people deprived…

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Drowning just below the surface: New IFRC research reveals magnitude of socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

The new research provides a global overview, with a special focus on ten countries: Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Philippines, Spain, South Africa and Turkey

Women, people in urban areas and those on the move have been disproportionately and uniquely affected by the devastating socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are some of the findings of new research published today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The COVID-19…