UNIC marked International Day of Peace with tertiary students in Pretoria on Wednesday, 21 September 2016


This visit also presents the opportunity to reinforce the importance of peace and encourage students to promote it in their immediate environment. This year, to mark the International Day of Peace, students from Boston Media House and the Tshwane University of Technology will interact with peacekeepers in gaining a better understanding of the work of the UN in conflict resolution, …

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Rotary announces US$35 Million to support a Polio-Free World


$8.15 million will go toward stemming the recent outbreak in Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad Basin region. Rotary ( today committed an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organization’s contribution to $105 million in 2016. The announcement follows recent reports of three new cases of wild poliovirus …

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Uganda: National Policy on Early Childhood Development Launched


Policy to ensure young children in Uganda develop the foundation required to realize their potential well-being and success throughout their lives. Uganda’s first-ever national policy and action plan on early childhood development will be launched today afternoon. “The launch of the integrated Early Childhood Development (iECD) Policy and Action Plan is a landmark occasion for all children in Uganda,” said …

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USAID Pledges to Improve Ghana’s Power Planning


Under the U.S. government’s Power Africa Initiative, USAID will support the Ghana Government to develop a comprehensive power sector master plan through the IRRP project. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Power officially launched the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) project on September 13. At the launch, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. …

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Volunteers with “Weltwärts” in Namibia and Germany


The programme gives the youth the opportunity to get engaged socially, to know and understand other cultures, improve their language skills and to broaden their personal horizons. Through “Weltwärts”, a programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, approximately 3,500 young people are sent each year to emerging and developing countries in order to support social projects. Since …

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Millions protected in Africa’s largest-ever emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign


A major part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa has been completed, with more than 7.7 million people vaccinated in record time in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since the beginning of this year, almost 1000 people in both countries have had confirmed yellow fever, with many more suspected …

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The British Embassy in Cairo launches “INSPIRE EGYPT” initiative with “Elevate: Women-Only Speed Mentoring”

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‘Inspire Egypt’ will be made up of a series of events, activities and media campaigns designed to bring together inspiring Egyptians making a real difference in key sectors. On Tuesday 6 September, the British Embassy in Cairo launches “Inspire Egypt”, a new initiative that celebrates inspirational Egyptians from all walks of life, bringing them together and investing in their potential …

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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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