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UNHCR and The British Embassy supporting solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day

Egypt is currently a host to more than 247,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers from 56 different nationalities

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the British Embassy joined forces to honour the achievements and resilience of refugees and asylum-seekers in a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence on Wednesday. The attendees included Egyptian government officials, representatives of donor countries, the diplomatic…

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UNMISS repairs 2500kms of roads to encourage economic growth and peace in South Sudan

Engineers from Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand and South Korea have spent six months working intensively levelling and grading roads

Engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have repaired more than 2500 kilometers of roads to support economic growth and rapprochement so the conflict-affected country can build a peaceful and more prosperous future. “When South Sudan gained its independence, it inherited infrastructure that was in a dire…

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Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

Countries represented include Colombia, Congo, Cote d' Ivoire, France, Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, Italy, Mali, Mongolia, Nigeria, Philippines, Thailand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States

Experts and global actors from Africa, Asia and South America gathered in Manila to address child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM). The first-ever Inter-regional Knowledge-Sharing Forum on Child Labour and Working Conditions in ASGM  of the International Labour Organization (ILO) served as a platform for…

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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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Tree-planting voluntary activity on the Auspicious Occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X

The activity, in turn, will help promote positive image of Thailand and her citizens to Egyptian general public

On 1 May 2019, H.E. Mr. Chainarong Keratiyutwong, Ambassador of Thailand to Egypt, joined 65 Thai people and students in tree-planting voluntary activity on the Auspicious Occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X at Al Azhar Unversity Specialized Hospital. On this connection, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Farouk Hagag, the Director…

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‘A global measles crisis’ is well underway, UN agency chiefs warn

Living in countries where healthcare systems are challenged by poverty and conflict, many lack access to effective vaccines

Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis” “Cases have soared across…

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Now even bigger and more international than ever: The 5th agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2019 with 120+ global technology leaders from 24 countries

Top level 3-day conference on Skills development, Value chain approach, Circular economy & Finance, start-ups and digitalization

Due to the upbeat market development and an ever increasing interest in the Nigerian market, agrofood (https://bit.ly/2Gbu1K6) & plastprintpack Nigeria (https://bit.ly/2W9E6M8) 2019 continue their success story and are even bigger and more international as 120+ global technology leaders from 24 countries participate. The exhibition is complemented by a top level 3-day…

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Muaythai Roadshow in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and South Africa

The Roadshow aimed at using Muaythai as a tool for cultural diplomacy and development diplomacy to promote peace culture among youths

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with the Royal Thai Embassies in Nairobi, Maputo and Pretoria, organised a Muaythai Roadshow in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and South Africa during 4 - 22 February 2019 with Muaythai athletes coached by Mr. Wittawat Ka-som (Master Din) from…

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GROHE Site in Thailand Is the Most Sustainable Production Plant in Southeast Asia Thanks to Its German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) Silver Certification

Completing the factory building in Thailand in 2017 enabled GROHE to operate the most sustainable production plant of its kind in Southeast Asia

Festive award ceremony at the “BAU” trade fair in Munich on behalf of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) (https://www.dgnb.de/en); With approximately 1,200 associated organizations, the DGNB is Europe's largest network for sustainable construction; Completing the factory building in Thailand in 2017 enabled GROHE to operate the most sustainable production…

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2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals malnutrition is unacceptably high and affects every country in the world, but there is also an unprecedented opportunity to end it

The Report provides new and expansive data highlighting the changing face of malnutrition in Africa

The world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition highlights the worrying prevalence and universality of malnutrition in all its forms. In its fifth edition, it provides a concrete overview of progress made and calls on all stakeholders to act now to address malnutrition. The Report provides new and expansive data highlighting…