Daily Archives: September 16, 2020

Hennessy’s “A World Odyssey” Presents A Daytime Explosion Event by Artist Cai Guo-Qiang

Livestreamed from Cognac to audiences worldwide, the artist’s The Birth of Tragedy honors the universal values of resilience, courage and hope PARIS, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cai Guo-Qiang is one of the most admired artists on the contemporary art scene. In addition to his largescale, site-specific installations, Cai is particularly renowned for his unique use of […]

Invasive Asian mosquito species threatens African cities: study

WASHINGTON, A species of mosquito originally from Asia threatens to put tens of millions of city-dwellers in Africa at higher risk of catching malaria as the invading insect spreads throughout the continent, a study said. Malaria — which killed 400,000 people in 2018, mainly children in Africa — is caused by parasites that roughly 40

Regular resources rise to the immense challenges of COVID-19

Regular resources allow the flexibility to allocate funds when and where they are most needed. As the COVID-19 crisis emerged and grew in magnitude, these unrestricted resources have enabled a faster and more comprehensive response. UN Women continues to draw global attention to the many gender dimensions of COVID-19, including women’s crucial roles in tackling

African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Initiative – Embedding Nutrition within the Covid-19 Response and Recovery: COVID-19 Position Paper [EN/AR/PT]

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) have unveiled a position paper calling upon African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The position paper, titled “Embedding Nutrition within the COVID-19 Response and Recovery”, was sent to African member states by His

Nutrition experts discuss ways to advance nutrition and gender at the African Green Revolution Forum

A panel of gender, nutrition and food specialists explored food access challenges that vulnerable groups such as women and children face in Africa’s urban areas, at the African Green Revolution Forum held last week. The online discussion had an added urgency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to organizers of Africa’s largest agriculture

Global and African Leaders Welcome Launch of GCA Africa as “Historic Moment to Accelerate Adaptation” on the Continent

The Global Center on Adaptation today announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African communities from the impacts of climate change.

Africa Must Be Prepared to Address Impact of Changing Climate, Related Food, Water Scarcities, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Launch of Regional Adaptation Office

Deputy Secretary-General Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the high-level launch of the Global Centre for Adaptation Africa, in New York today: I am pleased to join this impressive gathering of visionary leadership for the launch of the Global Centre for Adaptation’s African office hosted by the African Development Bank. I join

Compensation Disparity Riles Victims of 1998 US Embassy Bombings

WASHINGTON – Doreen Oport was on a tea break when she heard the blast. A 15-year employee of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in 1998, she said she wasn’t fazed by the sound at first. She thought it was a tire bursting on a busy street. Moments later she felt the unmistakable force of a