Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Switzerland and The Gambia sign cooperation agreements on migration and civil aviation

The agreement covers issues relating to the practical organisation of returnees, such as identification and the issuing of replacement documents

On 12 January Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, as vice president of the Federal Council, and Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter signed two cooperation agreements – on civil aviation and on migration – during the official visit to Bern by a delegation from the Republic of The Gambia, headed by Vice President…

Source: SunMirror AG |

SunMirror AG will upgrade Listing for Regulated Exchange on Dusseldorf Stock Exchange

SunMirror share tradable on Vienna's Xetra system from November 30th 2020

Preparation for Listing in Frankfurt and London early 2021; SunMirror share tradable on Vienna's Xetra system from November 30th 2020; sees strong tailwind from boom in demand for gold, tech and renewables. SunMirror AG ("SunMirror"; Ticker: Xetra Vienna: ROR1, ISIN: CH0396131929) (www.SunMirror.com), the mining and exploration firm specialising in raw materials powering…

NTT Pro Cycling
Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

Team Qhubeka ASSOS – “A Dream Come True”

We love the mission, the people and the challenge that comes with it

Douglas Ryder, the South African founder of NTT Pro Cycling (www.NTTProCycling.com), is thrilled to announce the next step in our team’s incredible journey, which sees us moving forward in partnership with the leader in performance cycling apparel, ASSOS of Switzerland, to create Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Since founding the team, Ryder’s ultimate…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the Signing of a Ceasefire in Libya

The Chairperson commends the work done by all parties including the United Nations and fellow African countries for their contribution in the mediation efforts

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the signing of a ceasefire between the parties in Libya following negotiations within the framework of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. .The Chairperson commends the work done by all parties including the United Nations and fellow…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Coronavirus: Members discuss intellectual property response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Discussion on a proposal submitted by India and South Africa for a temporary waiver of certain Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) obligations

At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15-16 October 2020, WTO members discussed how best to use the global intellectual property (IP) system to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Members also discussed the extension of the transitional period for least developed countries (LDCs)…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus: Violence, COVID-19, contribute to rising humanitarian needs in the Sahel

The agency said a record 7.2 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger now require humanitarian assistance: a staggering two-thirds jump in just a year

A surge in armed violence, coupled with the economic and social fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to worsening conditions for children in the Central Sahel, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday. The agency said a record 7.2 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger now…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR’s life-saving flights from Libya resume after seven-month suspension

UNHCR warns of mounting needs in Sahel as forced displacement intensifies

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency evacuated last night a group of 153 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers out…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union launches the first edition of the Africa Migration Report in collaboration with International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The 1st Edition of the Africa Migration Report captures the prevailing complexities of human mobility & migration from, to and within Africa

Cognizant that, the bulk of migration almost 80% in Africa is intra-continental, and conscious of the need to better understand and manage the migration phenomenon for the benefit of the continental aspirations articulated in Agenda 2063, the African Union Commission in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

UNSMIL Statement on the resumption of intra-Libyan political and military talks

UNSMIL strongly welcomes the constructive political and material assistance offered by the members of the international community

Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Stephanie Williams is pleased to announce the resumption of inclusive intra-Libyan talks, based on Security Council resolution 2510 (2020), which endorsed the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya held on January 19, 2020.…

Source: UN News |

Sudan alert: Flooding and surging inflation threaten humanitarian assistance

COVID-19 virus transmission has continued, with 13,653 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 836 deaths

Catastrophic flooding and rising food and health costs in Sudan, have driven up the number of people in need, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday. Authorities declared a three-month state of emergency in early September after the worst flooding in 30 years.  To date, more than 860,000 people have had houses destroyed or damaged and more than 120 people…