Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Morocco presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations (Vienna), Azzeddine Farhane, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. Farhane, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador to Vietnam (2016 - 2019); General Director…

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‘Beyond reasonable doubt’, international court convicts notorious DR Congo rebel leader of war crimes

The Chamber found the commander directly liable for perpetrating acts of murder

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty “beyond reasonable doubt”, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the volatile Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between 2002 and 2003 The judgement was made during…

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International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Chamber VI declares Bosco Ntaganda guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity

The Chamber will receive submissions from the parties and participants regarding the possible sentence and will schedule a separate hearing

Today, 8 July 2019, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/) found Mr Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003. Trial Chamber VI, composed of Judge Robert Fremr,…

Source: Amnesty International |

Eritrea: Government officials & supporters target critics abroad as repression follows migrants

Supporters of Eritrea’s ruling party and government officials use all manner of tactics to harass and intimidate critics of President Isaias Afwerki’s government and its human rights violations

As Eritrea chairs the UN Human Rights Council, government officials and supporters abroad are harassing and intimidating exiled human rights defenders (HRDs) and activists simply for criticizing the oppressive regime, shows a new Amnesty International briefing out today. The briefing, Repression without borders found that HRDs are particularly at risk…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa and the Sahel

The Working Group intends to take the opportunity of its 10 years of existence to assess then discuss its achievements and needs in order to take necessary measures for the years to come

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in partnership with the UN WOMEN Office for West and Central Africa and their partners will celebrate on 24 and 25 June 2019 in Dakar, the10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa…

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Despite difficult business environment in Iran, 865 exhibitors from 21 countries present the entire value chain at iran agrofood 2019

National pavilions of Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Russia and Turkey

Despite the currently difficult business environment in Iran, as many as 865 exhibitors from 21 countries will be presenting their products, solutions and technologies "from field to fork" at iran agrofood 2019. More than 40,000 trade visitors from all over Iran and neighbouring countries are again expected. Brazil, China, Germany,…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) reinforce cooperation to empower women peacebuilders in the region

Over 30 participants representing eleven countries in the region were trained in conflict analysis, mediation and gender dimensions of conflict

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in partnership with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC), the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), organized a Training of Trainers…

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‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

The Joint Force aims to bolster coordination to “neutralize” armed groups in the region

The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges. Dubbed the…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

May 9, 2019 Briefing on recent success with the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Sterile Insect Technique in Africa

The project aims to eradicate the tsetse population (Glossina palpalis gambiensis) from the Niayes region

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 17:00 CAT for a telephonic press conference on recent success with the IAEA’s Sterile Insect Technique in increasing agricultural productivity and boosting income in Senegal, funded by the United States of America. BACKGROUND: The United States is the exclusive funder…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

The 28th European Film Festival: European and Kenyan Films, Masterclasses, Community Screenings & More from 4 to 26 May 2019

In addition to film screenings with European, African, and Kenyan films, the European Film Festival will include special engagements with invited European and Kenyan industry professionals

The 28th European Film Festival in Nairobi will take place from 4 to 26 May 2019. This follows a successful festival in 2018, which included over 40 feature length movies from 21 countries, Q&A Sessions with the film-makers, an exhibition on Portuguese cinema history, a concert and virtual reality screenings.…