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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Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

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…

Source: FIFA |

FIFA Extends Temporary Employment Rules to Address Issues Relating to War in Ukraine

These provisions give players and coaches the opportunity to train, play and receive a salary, while protecting Ukrainian clubs and facilitating the departure of foreign players and coaches from Russia

Foreign players and coaches to have right to suspend their employment contracts until 30 June 2023; FIFA (www.FIFA.com) to further monitor situation in Ukraine The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to extend the temporary employment rules (https://fifa.fans/3zWfeyD) established in the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) with…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Ukraine/Russia: As War Continues, Africa Food Crisis Looms

Provide Aid, Expand Social Protection to Prevent Hunger

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has worsened the food security crisis in many African countries, Human Rights Watch said today. Many countries in East, West, Middle, and Southern Africa rely on Russia and Ukraine for a significant percentage of their wheat, fertilizer, or vegetable oils imports, but the war disrupts global commodity markets and trade…

Source: FIFA |

Dates set for remaining European qualifying play-off path involving Ukraine

The European qualifying play-off between Scotland and Ukraine will be played on 1 June

Following consultation with UEFA and the member associations concerned, FIFA (www.FIFA.com) can confirm the dates for the two remaining matches of the European qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off path involving Ukraine. The European qualifying play-off between Scotland and Ukraine will be played on 1 June and…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO Director-General opens Africa Regional Conference amid worsening hunger crisis

The 32nd Session of the Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32) takes place in Equatorial Guinea

Meeting Africa's overlapping challenges and realizing its enormous potential both require extraordinary efforts and new ways of working together, Director-General QU Dongyu said today as he opened the 32nd Session of the Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The regional…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Sub-Saharan African Growth Slows Amid Ongoing and New Economic Shocks

The analysis notes that recovery remains uneven, incomplete and is happening at varied rates of speed across the region

As the Sub-Saharan African economy struggles to recover from the 2020 recession induced by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the region now faces new economic growth challenges, compounded by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, a biannual analysis of the near-term regional macroeconomic outlook, estimates growth at…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Amid worsening hunger crisis, African countries meet at UN forum on food and agriculture

FAO Regional Conference for Africa begins in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

On Equatorial Guinea’s capital island of Malabo, agriculture ministers from across Africa are meeting this week to discuss solutions to the growing hunger crisis, at a conferenced convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The 32nd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32) opened with a…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

UNDP promotes responsible business by strengthening human rights standards across 17 countries, with support from Japan

With this project, UNDP and Japan will further the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda

UNDP will work to improve human rights standards in business in 17 countries through a new project funded by the Government of Japan. By promoting the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the initiative will better equip governments and companies to understand and act upon their…