World Bank chief prioritises tackling global growth risks

Washington - On his first day as president of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim stressed the role of the 188-member organisation in...

Mandela remembered in Westminster Abbey

Nearly 2 000 people attended a memorial service held on Monday in Westminster Abbey in London, to remember and thank the world-renowned statesman, Nelson...

UNICEF, Philips launch maternal and child care innovations project

Kenya is set to benefit from a joint project of UNICEF and the Philips Foundation which targets at reducing maternal and child mortality rates. The...

Sustainable development means tackling childbirth rates, report says

Least developed countries (LDCs) must improve women's access to education and family planning if they are to achieve sustainable development, according to recommendations in a Royal Society report, People...

Kenya: Badili Girls Centre Transforms Women’s lives

Started by Pastor Annie Nginya, the Executive Director in March 2010, Badili Centre seeks to address the plight of single parents, particularly women. The...

National Council of Child Welfare and UNICEF launch State of Sudanese Children

While encouraging achievements in child rights and welfare have been registered in Sudan in recent years, challenges remain, according to the State of Sudanese...

IMF calls for greater efforts to shield Africa

Pretoria - International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde has called for greater efforts to guard African countries from the crises affecting developed economies. "These...

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...

IOM Aids Flood Victims in Zimbabwe

IOM, in collaboration with Zimbabwe’s Department of Civil Protection, is providing humanitarian aid to thousands of victims of flooding in Zimbabwe. Heavy rains, which began...

Socio-Economic Reintegration of Marginalized Moroccan Youth

An Internatinal Organisation of Migration (IOM) programme seeking to tackle the pressing socio-economic reintegration needs of underprivileged and at-risk young people in the northern...

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