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Ukraine grain deal, Ethiopia agreement, show ‘power of multilateralism in action’: Guterres

He said he and the UN were fully committed to both objectives, stressing the need to urgently address the “global fertilizer market crunch”

Russia’s decision to rejoin the Black Sea Grain Initiative and the Ethiopian agreement to end the war in Tigray demonstrate the power of multilateralism in action, said the UN chief on Thursday, in a call for countries to also rebuild trust between the North and South at the UN’s COP27 climate conference…

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

United Nations women’s rights committee publishes findings on Armenia, Belgium, Finland, The Gambia, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland and Ukraine

A high number of girls are out of school, a situation exacerbated by child marriage, and a correspondingly high illiteracy rate among women and girls in The Gambia

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) today issued its findings on Armenia, Belgium, Finland, The Gambia, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland and Ukraine, the States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each country's implementation of the Convention on the Elimination…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Russia halting Ukraine grain exports will most heavily hit those already facing extreme hunger, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

According to official reports, since lifting of the blockade on 1 August, 8.5 million tonnes of critical foodstuffs has been shipped from ports to countries in Africa, Asia and Europe

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is warning of the catastrophic consequences of Russia suspending its participation in the UN-brokered grain deal. With the war in Ukraine altering the global patterns of food production and supply, the inflation in low-income countries has surged to almost 90%, with 345 million people estimated…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Cabo Verde join forces to support school children amidst the socio-economic crisis driven by COVID-19 and the conflict in Ukraine

WFP will purchase and transport food for school meals, using existing procurement platforms to cost-effectively source the food, while ensuring that national food quality standards are met

A week after schools reopened in Cabo Verde, the Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today, signed an agreement to meet the food and nutrition needs of nearly 90,000 school children through the national school feeding programme. “The agreement…

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

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Warns of Surging Needs in Sudan Amid Skyrocketing Prices and Gaps in Humanitarian Funding

Sudan hosts among the largest number of displaced people on the African continent, including over 1.1 million refugees – mostly from South Sudan – and 3.7 million internally displaced Sudanese, mainly in Darfur and Kordofan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today warning of spiralling humanitarian needs for refugees and displaced people in Sudan as living costs skyrocket amidst the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine, lingering impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, and extreme weather resulting from the climate crisis. Sudan hosts among the…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Foreign Minister Baerbock attends the informal meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers in Prague (Gymnich meeting)

The Foreign Ministers plan to intensify political outreach strategies towards the African countries, coordinated within the EU

At the next twice-yearly informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers, known as the Gymnich meeting, discussions will focus on EU‑Africa relations as well as the EU’s further response to Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is travelling to Prague after the first day of the cabinet meeting in Meseberg in order to participate…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

His Majesty The King Congratulates Ukrainian President on National Day

The Sovereign expresses to Mr. Zelensky His warmest congratulations, and to the Ukrainian people His wishes for peace and prosperity "in an environment where security, unity and stability prevail

His Majesty King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky, on the occasion of his country's national day. In this message, the Sovereign expresses to Mr. Zelensky His warmest congratulations, and to the Ukrainian people His wishes for peace…

Source: Government of UK |

UK and Morocco’s Growing Partnership

Following his visit to Morocco, Lord Ahmad welcomed a new era in bilateral relations following the UK-Morocco Association Agreement

Minister of State for South and Central Asia, North Africa, UN and the Commonwealth, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon visited Morocco from 25 to 27 July 2022, following the 300th anniversary of the first bilateral trade treaty with Morocco. During his visit he met with government ministers including the Minister…

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Thousands of children endure ‘horrific conditions’ in conflict zones: UN report

The report highlights almost 24,000 verified grave violations against children, an average of some 65 violations every day

The annual UN report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), released on Monday, details the devastating impact that various forms of conflict had on children around the world in 2021. The dangers outlined in the report range from conflict escalation, military coups, and takeovers, protracted and new conflicts, as well…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

West African decision-makers meet to discuss economic recovery in a region destabilised by conflict, covid-19 and hunger crises

During the two-day forum in Dakar held on 21 and 22 June 2022, participants will address sustainable development issues, identify and discuss policy directions and actions needed to strengthen the resilience and recovery of West African economies

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in partnership with the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the Senegalese Ministry of Economy, Plan and Cooperation, today launched the annual forum of intergovernmental organisations from West Africa, to examine and address…