Category Archives: Governance

Ministry of Planning and FAO agree to strengthen cooperation for achievement of food security in Iraq

Baghdad-20 September 2020 – H.E. the Minister of Planning – Dr. Khalid Batal Najim Abdullah and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq – Dr. Salah ElHajj Hassan discussed FAO’s programs and support to rural livelihoods and collaborative efforts with national institutions to strengthen sustainable agriculture with a

Ex-presidential guard officer from Central African Republic arrested in France for war crimes

PARIS, Sept 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Police in France have arrested a former presidential guard from the Central African Republic (CAR) for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. Eric Danboy Bagale was taken to Paris after his arrest in eastern France on Tuesday. He is accused of leading a group of largely Christian militias which

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

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore’s remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict: Attacks against schools as a grave violation of children’s rights

This is a summary of what was said by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s Security Council Open Debate at the United Nations in New York. Checked against delivery. NEW YORK, 10 September 2020 – “Excellencies. SRSG Gamba. Civil society briefers. Council Members. “On behalf

Statement from the first ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council meeting

As Members and Partners of the Facilitation Council of the ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator’ (ACT- Accelerator), on the occasion of the Council’s launch meeting; We share the vision of the ACT-Accelerator as a unique international collaboration to fast-track the development and equitable deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics globally while strengthening related health

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group positions itself as a leader in disaster risk management in Africa

Dakar, September 9, 2020 – The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group, a pan-African disaster risk management institution, organized a conference in Dakar today during which the new Group Director-General, and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (UN-ASG), Mr. Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, and the CEO of ARC Limited, Mr. Lesley Ndlovu presented the institution, its strategy, its areas

Political Insecurity in West Africa: A Call for Democratic Stability and Peaceful Elections – Analysis and Call for Immediate Action

Emerging Threats and Implications for Regional Peace and Stability Mali is already faced with increased terrorist and violent extremist attacks, ethno-religious violence, inter and intra communal clashes as well as Tuareg separatist insurgencies, especially in the Northern provinces. The growing insecurity in the Sahel continues to have adverse impact on the country’s stability. This is

Governments call for a greater focus on prevention and “Building Back Better” post-COVID

Author: UNDRR- New York Liaison Office Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – New York UNHQ Liaison Office National and local governments, civil society representatives, the private sector, academia and the United Nations system gathered virtually in July 2020 for the annual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Discussions on this year’s

Protesters Block UN Mission in Bor for 2nd Day

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN – Dozens of former employees of PANCROP, a contractor of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, blocked the entrance Thursday to the UNMISS compound in Bor for a second straight day. The former workers are protesting what they say is their mistreatment and unfair dismissal. An UNMISS official confirmed that more