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“Women are an excellent investment”: finance leaders call for increased support for in women in business

27 November 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 147 Views
Brou Bertrand

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Leaders from multilateral development banks, financial institutions and the private sector called on peers to dispel myths about women being too “high risk” for financing - and to offer more financial services for women in business to close the gender finance gap.

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In Bahrain, Global Forum for Entrepreneurs and Investment examines empowerment of women, youth through innovation

13 November 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 224 Views
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Spotlighting the role of targeted investment and innovation towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with special focus on ‘Harnessing the Potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Digital Economy,’ the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum kicked off on Tuesday in the Bahraini capital, Manama.

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Nairobi summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development

13 November 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 235 Views
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The global goal of a sustainable future for all cannot be achieved until women, girls and young people gain control over their own bodies and lives, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told world leaders meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday.

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Nearly two million Cameroonians face humanitarian emergency: UNICEF

06 November 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 200 Views
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Ongoing violence in Cameroon’s northwest and southwest has created a fast-growing humanitarian emergency now affecting some 1.9 million people, a “15-fold increase since 2017”, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

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‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands political will for two-State solution

29 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 213 Views
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Pervasive deteriorating facts on the ground in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “are pushing us every further” from achieving a viable two-State solution, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Monday.

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications

29 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 220 Views
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A recap of Monday’s top stories: ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands viable two-State solution; gender gap persists in Latin America’s workforce; Syria envoy urges prisoner release ahead of talks in Geneva; Egypt urged to end repression of protesters and rights defenders; future of digital communications discussed at world conference.

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Mozambique president reelected with 74%, opposition rejects results

28 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 37 Views
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Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has been re-elected with 73% of the vote and his Frelimo party will have 74% of seats in parliament, according to official results announced Sunday following elections on Oct. 15.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister awarded Nobel Peace Prize: Guterres hails his ‘people first’ agenda

15 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 228 Views
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The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa region. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was announced the winner of the prestigious award on Friday for his efforts to resolve two decades of conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

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‘Dangerous nationalism’ seriously threatens efforts to tackle statelessness: UNHCR chief

08 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 201 Views
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Hate speech and misguided nationalism present a serious threat to efforts to tackle statelessness, despite growing public awareness of the problem, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Monday.

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Mali president dismisses coup speculation

08 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 184 Views
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Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has rejected as speculation talk of a military coup after recent jihadist attacks left dozens of soldiers dead. At least 38 soldiers were killed in two attacks last week near the border with Burkina Faso, a death toll that observers say is probably an underestimate.

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