Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

UK Statement: Human Rights Council Organisational Meeting

The UK announced that it will be leading on resolutions for Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Syria, at this month's Human Rights Council

Thank you Mr President, I would like to refer to 4 initiatives which the UK will present as part of core groups. These are three resolutions and one joint statement. Firstly, the Core Group on Sri Lanka, comprising Canada, Germany, Macedonia, Montenegro and the UK will present a resolution on…

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

Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018, UNHCR reports shows

Thousands more were returned to Libya where they faced appalling conditions inside detention centres

Refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea lost their lives at an alarming rate in 2018, as cuts in search and rescue operations reinforced its position as the world’s deadliest sea crossing. The latest ‘Desperate Journeys’ report, released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

A Week in the Horn: Ethiopia - Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with some 60 Ethiopian Ambassadors and Diplomats

He underlined the need to expand economic diplomacy and diaspora engagement as well as the importance of safeguarding the rights and interests of Ethiopian nationals abroad

Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with some 60 Ethiopian Ambassadors and diplomats on Monday (January 14) to discuss the country’s ongoing reforms, the challenges and prospects of contemporary international relations and diplomacy and how to mitigate those challenges. He underlined the need to expand economic diplomacy and diaspora engagement…

Linexpo
Source: Linexpo |

Victoria’s Secret Angel will warm Istanbul up

Russian model will colour up Linexpo and she will stay in Istanbul for two days

Kate Grigorieva, model of globally famous lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is coming to Istanbul. Kate Grigorieva will attend opening ceremony of Linexpo İstanbul Lingerie and Hosiery Fair (www.Linexpo.net) that will be organised on 6-9 February 2019. Russian model will colour up Linexpo and she will stay in İstanbul for two…

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: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab shares Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) 2018 Financial Insights and Predictions for 2019

Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million in 2018

The past year has been extremely eventful in terms of the digital threats faced by financial institutions: cybercrime groups have used new infiltration techniques, and the geography of attacks has become more extensive. According to the KSN statistics by Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com), the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Egyptian ministers and UK companies launch Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum

Leading international infrastructure finance experts at the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum

4 December – Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait and Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat joined the British Ambassador in Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams and UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson in welcoming leading international infrastructure finance experts at the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum. Industry experts of British companies Mott…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2018: The 5th edition on 20 to 22 November for the first time in Abidjan

80+ exhibitors from 18 countries and a high-profile conference programme

80+ exhibitors from 18 countries and a high-profile conference programme; HortiFresh Fruit and Vegetable Programme for Côte d'Ivoire to be launched officially at agrofood WA 2018; Bosch: Seminar on dry food processing and packaging; VDMA: Symposium on plastic packaging and recycling The 5th edition of the International Exhibition agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

Carly Vogelsang, English Language Fellow

Carly Vogelsang went into the field of teaching English as a second language because she was inspired by the bravery of immigrants, refugees, and students

Carly Vogelsang, English Language Fellow posted to Cameroon, arrived on October 13, 2018. She will teach English language to students at the Université des Montagnes in Bangangté, West Region. Carly is an experienced professional who holds a M.A. in TESOL and a B.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University.…

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

Pakistan launches first outbound Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) transport

The first Pakistan Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) transport leaves Karachi today, bound for Kabul via Peshawar and Jalalabad

IRU (www.IRU.org) member, PNC-ICC, issued the first TIR carnet this week to Pakistani transport operator, TCS Logistics, ahead of the departure today, which is marked by a ceremony in Karachi. Today’s launch follows recent meetings in Istanbul between Afghanistan and Pakistan – where TIR was highlighted as the customs standard…