Source: The Government of Norway |

Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt attends Nordic-African Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Helsinki on 13–14 June

A number of African countries have experienced steady economic growth and are making progress in relation to human rights and democracy

Foreign Ministers and representative from 20 Nordic and African countries are taking part in this year’s Nordic-African Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Helsinki. The main topics of discussion are peace and security, sustainable development and multilateral cooperation. ‘African countries are playing an increasingly important role in international politics. We cooperate closely…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Global Leaders Commit to Cooperation to Advance the Use of Digital Public Goods in Support of Inclusive Development Outcomes

The DPG Charter promotes leveraging DPGs for digital public infrastructure

Implementing safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure supported by robust governance frameworks is critical for countries to build resilient futures. On June 1st, government leaders, international development organisations, and philanthropic funders gathered to pledge large-scale technology sharing, funding, and their commitment to support this international cooperation agenda. At a…

Source: The Government of Norway |

Combating piracy in the world’s most dangerous waters

This Security Council resolution aims to help the coastal states of West Africa put in place necessary legislation and ensure prosecution of suspected pirates

The UN Security Council unanimous adopted a resolution on combating piracy in West Africa. The resolution was introduced at the initiative of Norway and Ghana, who have led the negotiations. ‘The waters off West Africa are the most dangerous in the world. Pirates have posed a threat to the safety…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco: HM The King Congratulates King and Queen of Norway on National Day

HM the King also wished the Norwegian people further progress and prosperity

HM King Mohammed VI has sent a congratulatory message to HM Harald V, King of Norway, and HM Queen Sonja on the occasion of their country's National Day. The Sovereign expresses, in this message his warmest congratulations to the Sovereigns of Norway, wishing them as well as all members of…

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Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Raises Awareness on Political and Trade Credit Risks Insurance in Togo

Togo has benefited from ATI’s insurance capacity to the tune of USD305M in the finance and transport sectors

In a bid to raise awareness within the relevant government agencies and private sector about political (investment) and credit risk insurance in Togo, ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) held a series of awareness activities in Lomé, in partnership with Togo’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the KfW Development…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO, Ghana and Norway agree to accelerate actions to save lives in first International Strategic Dialogue on Noncommunicable Diseases and the Sustainable Development Goals

Heads of State highlighted the urgency of the NCD pandemic, which kills 7 out of 10 people globally

WHO welcomes the establishment of a new Heads of State and Government Group to accelerate progress towards the SDG target for noncommunicable diseases  ̶ a one-third reduction in “premature” deaths from diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease and the promotion of mental health and well-being. The decision was taken…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa’s energy opportunities under the spotlight as Russian energy gap widens (By Paul Sinclair)

African leaders are already moving to address European and global needs

By Paul Sinclair is VP of Energy for Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) As Europe seeks new sources of gas to ensure its energy security, can African markets fill in the Russian gap? While some countries are well poised to benefit from the potential economic windfall, others are lagging in terms…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

Norwegian Deputy Minister of International Development visits refugees in Adjumani, Uganda

Ms. Bjørg Sandkjæ interacted with refugee women who are beneficiaries of the interventions funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

The Norwegian Deputy Minister of International Development, Ms. Bjørg Sandkjær, has called for integration of peace and security in Climate Smart and sustainable energy to find sustainable solutions which address the needs of women facing energy crises. Ms. Bjørg Sandkjær made the remarks during a field mission to UN Women…

Source: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) |

UNITAMS Spokesperson Welcomes Friends of Sudan Joint Statement

Spokesperson reiterated that UNITAMS will continue to work jointly with the African Union and IGAD, and Sudanese stakeholders in the next phase of the political process

United Nations Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) Spokesperson welcomes statement released by the Friends of Sudan Group on 29 March 2022, in which the member states affirmed strong support for joint efforts of UNITAMS, the African Union, and the Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) to facilitate a political…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Empowering rural women: joint UN programme's new phase to target countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific

This new five-year phase of the programme will initially focus on Nepal, Niger, the Pacific Islands, Tanzania and Tunisia

Four United Nations agencies today announced the forthcoming launch of a new phase of a joint programme that aims to secure rural women’s livelihoods, rights and resilience to advance sustainable development. The ‘Joint Programme: Accelerating Progress Towards Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment’ (JP RWEE) is a partnership between the United Nations…