Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Local EU Statement on violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan in Yei River and Amadi States

The impact of the ongoing violence on the lives of civilians is grave and unacceptable

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Sudan issues the following statement in agreement with the Heads of Mission of EU Member States Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The EU Delegation acknowledges and welcomes the relative calm across the country but follows…

Source: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) |

One Planet City Challenge 2019 open for entries

Participating cities will be asked to compare their current emissions with the emission reductions needed to reach the 1.5 Deg C target

WWF has launched the One Planet City Challenge 2019 in which cities are being asked to show how they aim to deliver on the Paris Agreement by limiting their climate impact. The new assessment framework for the One Planet City Challenge will be based on data from the UN climate…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Namibia presents credentials

During her career, Ms. Kruger has served in various capacities

The new Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations (Vienna), Nada Kruger, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Kruger has served in various capacities, among them: Deputy Director, Southern Africa, Ministry of International Relations and…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Official visit of UNESCO Director-general Audrey Azoulay to Ghana

The Director-General will participate in a High-Level Dialogue on girls’ education, in the presence of Ministers of Education and Health and senior officials from 17 countries across sub-Saharan Africa

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will travel to Ghana on her first official visit to the country as Director-General of UNESCO on January 30. This mission is at the crossroads of two of UNESCO’s main priorities: gender and Africa.  The Director-General will participate in a High-Level Dialogue on girls’…

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Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam |

MTI Investment Company visits Tanzania

In Tanzania, MTI partners range from the makeup store chain Atsoko to Eco-homes, a contracting company utilizing affordable and environmental friendly building materials

Tuesday 22 January 2019 the Norwegian ambassador to Tanzania, Elisabeth Jacobsen and Embassy staff met with MTI Investments and some of their investors from Norway and Sweden. MTI Investment is an East African/Nordic Investment Company. They use their university-based approach to make micro-investments in businesses and utilize their academically based…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

In support of Kenya's fight against corruption: UK and other embassies

UK along with other embassies in Kenya issued a joint statement in support of the country's efforts to fight corruption and bring prosperity to its citizens

The following statement was signed by Robert F. Godec, Ambassador of the United States; Nic Hailey, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom; Mette Knudsen, Ambassador of Denmark; Alison Chartres, High Commissioner of Australia; Annett Guenther, Ambassador of Germany; Ralf Heckner, Ambassador of Switzerland; Anna Jardfelt, Ambassador of Sweden; Elin Bergithe…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Conference on Disarmament to hold First Public Plenary of its 2019 Session on Monday, 21 January

In addition to Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe will also hold the presidency during 2019

The Conference on Disarmament, the world's single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2019 session on Monday, 21 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session will open under the presidency of Ukraine.  The presidency of the Conference rotates among its…

Source: The Economist Newspaper Limited |

Groundbreaking Study highlights responses to Sexual Violence Against Children

‘Out of the Shadows Index’ evaluates how countries are addressing child sexual abuse and exploitation

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happen everywhere and are pressing concerns for both wealthy and developing countries alike, according to a first-of-its-kind research programme, Out of the Shadows: Shining light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation. Developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (www.EIU.com) with support from the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

In a year of deepening hunger, World Food Programme (WFP) reaches a record 5 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo

Assistance was provided in the form of commodities and cash, and specially fortified foods for the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition

With widening violence, largescale displacement, poor harvests and endemic poverty nearly doubling the number of acutely food insecure people in DRC this year to 13.1 million, the World Food Programme (WFP) significantly expanded its operations, reaching a record 5 million, a twofold increase from 2017. Building on a surge in…

UNICEF Uganda
Source: UNICEF Uganda |

Nearly 1 million children in West Nile to benefit from better quality health services

New Swedish support to strengthen health system for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

With new funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), nearly one million children in West Nile, including newborns and adolescents, together with pregnant women, will soon benefit from better quality health services. “Supporting improvements in the health of children, adolescents and women, especially the most disadvantaged, is one of…