Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Tunisia: A country in transition with hope and challenges, says United Nations expert

The expert welcomed the provisions in the 2014 Constitution for a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) and a draft bill to ensure that the current NHRI becomes fully compliant with the international Paris Principles

Tunisia has continued to make progress on democracy since the revolution more than seven years ago, including a Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights for all Tunisians, but there is still a lot to do, says a UN human rights expert. “Tunisia still faces numerous challenges, including setting up key institutions required…

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New Permanent Representative of Tunisia presents credentials

Mr. Mezghani served as Ambassador, General Director of Political and Economic Affairs and Cooperation with Europe, the European Union and the Mediterranean (2016-2018)

The new Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations (Vienna), Mr. Mohamed Mezghani, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Mr. Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. Mezghani has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador, General Director of Political and Economic…

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A Veritable Score-Fest for the 2018 U20 Junior Barthes Trophy

Namibia is qualified for the U-20 World Cup to be held in Bucharest from 28th August to 9th September 2018

The African Under-20 Rugby Championship took place from March 28th to 31st, 2018. The competition was split into two groups (the North played in Tunisia and South in Namibia) competing at a distance for the African championship title. More than 394 points and 53 tries were scored in 8 matches.…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Tunisia: UN rights expert to assess freedom of religion or belief

Mr. Shaheed will share his preliminary findings at a news conference on Thursday 19 April at 11:00 local time, at the Hotel Belvedere Fourati (10 Avenue Des Etats Unis), in conference room Kairouan, in Tunis

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief will undertake an official visit to Tunisia from 9 to 19 April to examine the country’s policies and practices promoting and protecting freedom of religion or belief. “I look forward to getting a first hand understanding of the human rights…

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Signing of commitment letter and memoranda of understanding with Tunisian companies with the aim to develop the private sector

Business in Tunisia is at the heart of ICD’s strategy to help the Tunisian private sector in the most effective ways

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org) signed a commitment letter with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), Tunisia, as well as seven memoranda of understanding, namely with CDC, Wifak Bank, Zitouna Tamkeen, Intilaq Fund, BFPME and UGFS. The signing ceremony was held at the Four…

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Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) highlighted the role of small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as engine of growth and sustainable development during the 43rd Annual Meeting of Islamic Development Bank Group

ICD also informed developmental partners on practices and tools to be used for designing SME resilience support programs

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org) held interactive sessions during the IsDB group (www.IsDB-pilot.org) private sector forum alongside with IsDB Group 43rd Annual Meeting in the Four Seasons Hotel. The event entitled “The SMEs: engine of growth and sustainable development”, raised awareness with regard…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

U.S. Companies meet with Libya Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) to promote Libya’s economy

Representatives from American companies such as Bechtel, Caterpillar, G.E., G.E. Health, Whispering Bell, and Hill International attended the event in Tunis

On March 22, the U.S. Embassy Libya External Office, based in Tunis, and the Libya Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) co-hosted a U.S.-Libya commercial roundtable, bringing together representatives of U.S. companies to learn about LLIDF’s priorities on private sector investment to advance shared interests in creating essential infrastructure and…

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Ugandan Scientist Scoops Award at Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda

The 2017/2019 winners emerged from Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Niger, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Guinea, DRC, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Nigeria, and Mali

Dr. Justus Masa, a Ugandan Lecturer at Kyambogo University and Senior Group Leader of Electrocatalysis and Energy at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany is among the 17 NEF Fellow award winners at this year’s Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. The event currently taking place at Kigali Convention Centre…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) Arrangement for Tunisia

The completion of the review allows the authorities to draw an amount equivalent to SDR 176.7824 million (about US$257.3 million)

The government’s reform program supported by the EFF arrangement aims at reducing high and growing macroeconomic imbalances, ensuring adequate social protection, and fostering private sector-led, job-creating growth. Growth-friendly and socially-conscious reforms will help stabilize public debt below 73 percent of GDP by 2020 and raise investment and social spending. Continued…

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Rugby: Eight under-20 African national teams compete in the Barthés U20 Trophy for a place in the 2018 Junior World Trophy

From 28th to 31st of March 2018, the Barthés U20 Trophy (for under 20 year olds), will kick-off the Rugby Africa 2018 competition season

The competition was renamed in 2016 in honour of the late Mr. Jean-Luc Barthés who worked tirelessly for fourteen years as Rugby Service Manager for Africa at World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org) to encourage the development of African rugby. We all know that youth represents the future and it is Africa’s greatest…