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Award-Winning Actress Julia Ormond, Egyptian Actor Asser Yassin join Global Migration Film Festival 2019 Jury

This year over 600 films have been submitted for acceptance by the festival

Emmy-award winning British actress and activist against human trafficking, Julia Ormond, and Egyptian actor, writer and film producer Asser Yassin have added their marquee names and expertise in migration, film-making and visual storytelling to IOM’s 2019 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF). There’s a saying often attributed to the great Russian writer…

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New Permanent Representative of Liberia presents credentials

Ms. Telewoda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women Empowerment and Leadership

The new Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations (Vienna), Youngor Sevelee Telewoda, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Telewoda, who is also Ambassador to Germany, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Singapore |

Working Visit of His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, 19 to 21 Sep 2019

His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, will make a working visit to Singapore from 19 to 21 September 2019 to speak at the Singapore Summit 2019. During his visit, President Kenyatta will be hosted to dinner by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. President Kenyatta will also…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Singapore |

Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship - Visit of Mr Paul Mashatile, Treasurer-General of the African National Congress, Republic of South Africa, 17 to 24 Sep 2019

Mr Mashatile will attend site-visits and receive briefings by Singapore agencies

Treasurer-General of the African National Congress Mr Paul Mashatile will visit Singapore as the 68th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow from 17 to 24 September 2019. 2 Mr Mashatile will call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat. He will be hosted to dinner by Senior Minister…

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Visit by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Cape Town, South Africa, 2-6 September 2019

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman was on a working visit to Cape Town from 2 to 6 September 2019 to participate in the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa

Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman was on a working visit to Cape Town from 2 to 6 September 2019 to participate in the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. The theme of the Forum is “Shaping Inclusive…

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Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador-designate of France to Botswana

Mrs Beau graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and holds a Masters of English Language, Culture and Economics from Sorbonne University

Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador-designate of France to Botswana, arrived in Gaborone on Monday 05 August 2019. “I am very honored to have been appointed Ambassador of France to Botswana and Special Representative to SADC. My career as a diplomat has taken me to several continents and oceans; from Latin America…

African Energy Chamber
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African Energy Chamber’s Investment Push in China is Met with Tremendous Success

This 2-day roadshow is a demonstration of what the Chamber can accomplish for African governments and private stakeholders

The biggest names in the Chinese energy industry participated in the EG Ronda Licensing Round Roadshow in Beijing today, hosted by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org/). This is the first investment roadshow organized by the Chamber in China, as it pursues its strategy of channeling Africa’s global outreach to energy…

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…

UN Habitat
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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…

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Six New Members Join United Nations University (UNU) Council

Professor Adam Habib (South Africa), Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Witwatersrand joins the United Nations University (UNU) Council

The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the governing United Nations University Council: Dr Denisa Čiderová (Slovakia), Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies, University of Economics in Bratislava Dr Comfort Ero (United Kingdom), Program Director, Crisis Group Dr Xin Fang (China), President & Professor,…