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

UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings on Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from May 13 to 31: Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga. The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing…

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Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

Diplomacy the only way out of Libyan crisis

In Tuesday’s joint Foreign Affairs Minister’s Council (FAC), Minister Abela expressed Malta’s deep concern over the continued prolongation of hostilities in the Sahel region

An immediate halt to the ongoing violence in Libya and the commencement of a dialogue process between the warring sides would minimise the space for terrorist elements and render the entire region more secure. Speaking during an exchange of views with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé,…

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

UN Child Rights Committee to review Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Tonga

The above are among the States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols, and so are required to undergo regular reviews

The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from 13 to 31 May to review Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, and Tonga. The Committee will also review Sri Lanka under the Optional Protocol on sale of children. The above are among the States parties to the Child…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

U.S. Ambassador travels to Ashanti Region to promote USA-Ghana Partnerships

Ambassador Sullivan paid a visit to the Regional Minister of Ashanti, the Honorable Simon Osei-Mensah, with whom she discussed U.S. partnership programs in the Ashanti Region

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan traveled to the Ashanti Region from May 2-7 to promote partnerships on health, education, good governance, and economic development between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana.  On May 3, Ambassador Sullivan paid a visit to the Regional Minister of Ashanti, the Honorable…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Art Meets Migration: Mirage of Hope Exhibition opens in Tunisia

The exhibition’s opening in La Marsa was attended by artists, patrons, partners and friends of IOM

“In art, no borders,” said Victor Hugo. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Centre for Culture and Arts opened the Mirage d'espoir (Mirage of Hope) exhibition this past weekend (03/05), which continues through 2 June at Palais El Abdelliya.   This contemporary art exhibition is part of an IOM Tunisia initiative to present art merged with migration as a pluralistic phenomenon.  To…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USA and Ghana inaugurate New Women’s Cancer Center Unit at HopeXchange Medical Center

The HopeXchange Medical Center is a modern specialist hospital, research center, and medical training facility

On May 6, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan visited the HopeXchange Medical Center to launch the new Women’s Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite, which were largely funded by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The HopeXchange Medical Center…

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

Malta-Ghana Visa Waiver Agreement covers Diplomatic, Official, and Services Passports

On 26 March 2019, Malta and Ghana signed an Agreement on the Waiver of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic and Official/Service Passports

With reference to press reports claiming that Malta has announced a visa waiver policy for Ghanaian passport holders, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion would like to clarify the following: On 26 March 2019, Malta and Ghana signed an Agreement on the Waiver of Visa Requirements for Holders of…

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

Enhancement of commercial ties between Malta and Ghana

The Forum and networking event saw the attendance of over a hundred Maltese companies and institutions, and fifty incoming Ghanaian companies

“I am proud to say that today there are a number of Maltese companies and entrepreneurs, who are actively doing business in Ghana, while others are seriously considering commencing operations,” Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela stated while addressing the Malta-Ghana Business Forum organised as part of…

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

UN Child Rights Committee issues findings on Bahrain, Belgium, Czechia, Guinea, Italy, Japan, and Syrian Arab Republic

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from January 14 to February 1: Bahrain, Belgium, Czechia, Guinea, Italy, Japan, and Syrian Arab Republic. The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana |

Ghana and Hungary join Forces to Boost Water Management

The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday January 22, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium on the sidelines of the just ended first annual European Union (EU) – African Union (AU) Ministerial Meeting

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP) on behalf of the Republic of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hungary on Cooperation in the Field of Water Management with a commitment to work toward establishing a framework for a swift and seamless…