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Sudan: United Nation-hosted talks on local ceasefires to continue in Geneva

UN-led talks between Sudan's warring parties were set to continue in Geneva on Friday focusing on brokering “possible local ceasefires” to help deliver aid and protect civilians across the country

Heavy conflict erupted last April between rival militaries over a proposed transition to civilian rule, following a military coup in 2021 and the 2019 ousting of long-time President Omar Al-Bashir. UN Geneva spokesperson Alessandra Vellucci confirmed that only one of the delegations attended the initial discussions after senior representatives from…

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Engages Stakeholders During the World Trade Organization Aid for Trade Review 2024 Event

African Finance Corporation, International Trade Centre, ITFC, WTO, Afreximbank, and UNIDO Sign Joint Declaration to Promote Cooperation in Support of the Cotton Sector

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group is pleased to announce the Corporation’s active participation at the 9th World Global Review for Trade. This event, themed ‘Mainstreaming Trade’, was held at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) headquarters, in Geneva from…

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Meeting of BRICS Coordination Committee on Antimonopoly Policy Marks New Stage of Collaboration Among Member Countries

The meeting focused on the widening of BRICS and the procedure for new member countries to join the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Competition Law and Policy

The meeting of the BRICS Coordination Committee on Antimonopoly Policy, held under the auspices of the Russian Chairmanship, took place on July 2, 2024 in Geneva. The event brought together the heads of the BRICS competition authorities, including Brazil, India, China, Russia, South Africa as well as the new members…

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Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) Signs Joint Declaration with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Backs Cotton Partnership at World Trade Organization's (WTO) Aid-for-Trade Global Review

The partnership will focus on constructing regional hubs for sustainable textiles to boost trade competitiveness and spur economic development within Africa’s cotton sectors

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has signed a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to enhance sustainable industrialisation and committed to support the 'Partenariat pour le coton' initiative, which seeks to enhance Africa’s role within the global textile and apparel…

Source: UNFPA - East and Southern Africa |

Walking arm in arm towards a more inclusive future where everyone can access sexual and reproductive health

The easy access to health services and medicine has enabled them to receive timely and appropriate medical care, and referrals where necessary

On the outskirts of Dar es Salaam lies a colourful oasis, one where sign language is spoken across the schoolyard and students are adept at assisting one another. Two students, Amir and Lisa, walk arm in arm. Amir  provides guidance to Lisa, who walks confidently with her mobility cane towards…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

President Ruto in Switzerland for Ukraine-Russia Peace Meeting

It aims to map out first steps toward stability in the Eastern European nation

President William Ruto has arrived in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, for a high-level meeting to forge peace in Ukraine. More than 100 Heads of State and Government are attending the two-day conference. It aims to map out first steps toward stability in the Eastern European nation. The Saturday and Sunday meeting will…

Source: BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre |

BRICS gathered in Geneva to discuss a new digital order

Experts and antitrust officials met in Geneva to propose solutions to the challenges faced by antitrust authorities in the digital markets of the BRICS countries to find common ground between them, especially in the area of regulation of digital platforms and AI

The UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Webinar on Competition law and policy approaches towards digital platforms and ecosystems in cooperation with the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre (https://www.BRICSCompetition.org/) and the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) was held on June 3, in Geneva, Switzerland. The digitalization of the…

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Powerful call to action: Collaborate now to bridge critical global surgical care and education gaps

Mercy Ships and Operation Smile Co-Host Side Event at 77th World Health Assembly

The imperative need for collaboration to tackle critical gaps in surgical care and education around the globe gained fresh recognition at a high-level panel discussion during the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA). This side event on May 30th highlighted the synergies between surgeons, policy makers, NGOs, academia and the private…

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"All for Health, Health for All" sets the stage for the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly

The four-year period represents a window to get the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track

As the world continues to grapple with the aftermath of the most severe pandemic in a century, the Seventy-seventh session of the World Health Assembly will convene under the banner of "All for Health, Health for All." Scheduled to run from 27 May to 1 June, with the participation of ministers of…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Director of Arab Affairs Department at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Meets Swiss Special Envoy for Horn of Africa

During the meeting, they discussed a number of regional and international issues of common concern

HE Director of the Arab Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nayef bin Abdullah Al Emadi met with HE Swiss Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Sylvain Astier, who is visiting the country. During the meeting, they discussed a number of regional and international issues of common…