Africa stands in solidarity with Italy


The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her deep condolences to the Government and people of Italy, and the European Union following the earthquake on 24 August 2016. The Chairperson of the AU Commission sends her deepest sympathy to all individuals and families affected by the earth quake. The earthquake of estimated 6.2 magnitude …

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Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace Launches in South Sudan


More than 120 young people gathered to learn about the competition. The United Nations Development Programme’s new Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace launched official activities on Thursday with an introduction workshop designed to explain the competition process, rules, and innovation principles. More than 120 young people gathered to learn about the competition, which aims to spark out-of-the-box innovative ideas on …

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Handing Over Ceremony Second-hand Fire Engines in Nairobi City County


The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. The Handing Over Ceremony of a GGP project “The Project for Reusing Second-hand Fire Engines in Nairobi City County” was held today at Nairobi City Hall, Nairobi. The Grant Contract of this project was signed on …

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SA: Houses for women, by women

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By– Anti-apartheid activist Caroline Dunga concedes that women did not enjoy all the rights enjoyed by their male counterparts during the apartheid years. “As veterans, we are pleased that things have changed because most women were left out of many things in those days,” she says. “It was very difficult because when we grew up, we thought men were …

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Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces Fourth Call for Innovations


SWFF Announces Fourth Call for Innovations $7.5 million competition seeks innovations to improve water and food security, gender equality, and reduce poverty to receive up to $2 million in funding and acceleration support. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands …

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Media Advisory: 5 km Marathon to celebrate World Humanitarian Day 19 August 2016 #Sharehumanity


WHO: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), League of Arab States (LAS), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Organization for Migration (IOM), The run will mobilize hundreds of people to participate to promote World …

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The European Union and UNICEF together for the Youth of Libya


H.E Ambassador Apostolova and Dr. Khalil signing the Partnernship Declaration on resilience and social inclusion of Libyan youth. The Head of Delegation of the European Union to Libya, Her Excellency Ambassador Nataliya Apostolova and UNICEF Special Representative to Libya, Dr. Ghassan Khalil, signs a Partnership Declaration to contribute to resilience and social inclusion of Libyan adolescents and youth. The Partnership …

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SA: Empowering youth to secure the future of wildlife

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Joint statement by John E. Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES and Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare to mark UN International Youth Day and World Elephant Day. “The future is in your hands.” This is an oft-repeated statement in remarks about young people meant to inspire them. But frankly, it can also be read as …

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United States Announces More Than $37 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Lake Chad Basin Region


This new funding to United Nations and NGO partners will help tens of thousands of people receive critically needed humanitarian assistance, including food, water, shelter, and services to address acute hygiene, protection, and nutritional needs. The U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it will be providing more than $37 million in additional humanitarian assistance …

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77 Million Newborns Globally not Breastfed within First Hour of Life – UNICEF


Delayed breastfeeding increases risk of newborn deaths by up to 80 per cent Some 77 million new-borns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and death, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. …

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