Source: United Nations - Security Council |

External Actors Content to ‘Fight to the Last Libyan’ in Settling Scores, Top Official Tells Security Council, amid Concern over Migrants, Refugees

Libya’s Representative Criticizes Council Inaction, Blames Government Foe of Silencing Opponents under Cover of Fighting Terrorists

Several recent tragedies involving migrants and refugees in Libya have spotlighted the extreme vulnerability of those groups, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, as he described a rapidly worsening conflict exacerbated by external support. “More than ever, Libyans are now fighting the wars of other…

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European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

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,…

UN Habitat
Source: UN Habitat |

Highlights for Tuesday, 28 May 2019, UN-Habitat Assembly

Delegates listened to regional and national statements, which focused on efforts to promote the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and sustainable urban development

On Tuesday, the UN-Habitat Assembly continued its deliberations at the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON), Kenya. Delegates listened to regional and national statements, which focused on efforts to promote the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and sustainable urban development. The Drafting Committee commenced its considerations of draft resolutions.  Two special events…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Committee Against Torture closes Sixty-Sixth Session

Adopts Concluding Observations on the Reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom

The Committee against Torture this morning concluded its sixty-sixth session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom, on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

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.…

Source: European Union Delegation to the African Union |

The Power of Art to Unite

Musicians from Europe and Africa in Addis Ababa to collaborate and co-create

On 2nd May 2019, MAISHA - Afro- European Music Experiment, the EU Delegation to the African Union, all artists will meet the Press. Starting April 25, 12 musicians with 10 different European and African nationalities are co-creating original musical pieces, giving workshops at local music schools and recording an LP…

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities and Defence Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde Luis Filipe Tavares

Today, we focused on African affairs

Ladies and gentlemen, We had very good, substantive, detailed and results-oriented talks with my colleague Luis Filipe Tavares and the delegation he leads. We emphasised that relations between our two countries have traditionally been friendly and are built on the principles of mutual respect and consideration for each other’s interests.…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

Darfur has seen significant improvements in security, with some displaced people returning home but 1.6 million remaining displaced

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland |

Economic and security cooperation discussed in Cairo

The Polish foreign minister and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry discussed bilateral relations with a focus on economic, security and defence cooperation, as well as cultural, scientific, and tourist links

“Egypt is one of Poland’s key partners in Africa and in the Arab world,” said the chief of Polish diplomacy Jacek Czaputowicz on Sunday, on the first day of his working visit to Egypt. The Polish foreign minister and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry discussed bilateral relations with a…