‘Exercise restraint’ Guterres urges Sri Lankans, as political crisis deepens

29 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 79 Views
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United Nations chief António Guterres said on Sunday he was following Sri Lanka’s deepening political crisis with “great concern”, after a man was killed allegedly by a politician’s bodyguard, who reportedly fired on a crowd of demonstrators.
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‘Crippling to our credibility’ that number of women peacekeepers is so low: UN chief

26 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 82 Views
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Despite greater participation of women in building and sustaining peace and the recognition from all quarters of the value they bring, the realities on the ground show that much more remains to be done, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told Security Council members on Thursday.
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Investment Climate Facility

25 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 88 Views
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The Investment Climate Facility (ICF) is a public-private initiative through which donors, international and domestic corporations as well as NGOs, collaborate with African governments and regional organizations, to improve the investment climate at the national, regional, and continental levels.
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Investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategy

25 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 93 Views
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The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured. One of the major factors cited is too much risk. But risks and profits are inseparable twins: high-risk ventures are frequently associated with higher profits.
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Nurturing young leaders

25 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 112 Views
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Thanks to a unique fellowship at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as an Ibrahim Leadership Fellow, Marian Yinusa is making an impact in the lives of school-age girls in her birthplace of northern Nigeria. Currently a senior financial economist at the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Ms. Yinusa also runs the GENN Initiative (Girls Education in Northern Nigeria) foundation, which pays for young girls to go to school.
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International Law and Justice

22 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 108 Views
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Among the greatest achievements of the United Nations is the development of a body of international law—conventions, treaties and standards—central to promoting economic and social development, as well as to advancing international peace and security. Many of the treaties brought about by the United Nations form the basis of the law that governs relations among nations. While the work of the UN in this area does not always receive attention, it has a daily impact on the lives of people everywhere.
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MPs condemn hate crimes against migrants and refugees

22 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 78 Views
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Nearly 750 MPs worldwide condemned the discrimination and abuse of refugees and migrants at the conclusion of the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva. The Assembly Declaration emphasized the critical role of parliaments in transforming the aspirations of the two Global Compacts – one on migrants and the other on refugees - into national laws.
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Peace and security

22 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 101 Views
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War, violent conflict, terrorism and violent extremism have differential and devastating consequences for women and girls. In the face of this, women are all over the world are leading movements for peace and to rebuild communities, and there is strong evidence suggesting that women’s participation in peace processes contributes to longer, more resilient peace after conflict. Yet, despite this, women remain largely invisible to, and excluded from, peace processes and negotiations.
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In the words of Faidah Suleiman: “Through my job I’m making changes in my family and in the society”

19 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 194 Views
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Faidah Suleiman is the Superintendent of Police, Gender and Children Desk in Tanzania. With 20 years of police experience, she has been part of the Gender Desk since it was established in 2009. In 2014, UN Women partnered with the Gender and Children Desks to improve the quality of services provided.
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Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UN refugee agency

17 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 149 Views
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Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday.
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