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LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

I am on my way back from New York where I went to attend the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Commission is the body responsible for monitoring progress on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment globally, receiving annual reports from governments on their efforts, successes and challenges. After the Beijing Conference […]

Government Of Liberia To Train More Rural Women As Solar Energy Technicians

Government Of Liberia To Train More Rural Women As Solar Energy Technicians

The Government of Liberia, in partnership with the Barefoot College of India, is planning to open a Vocational Training Center at the Grand Bassa Community College, for the training of rural women in the use of solar energy. The Center, when established will train on an annual basis, twenty (20) women Libliving in rural areas […]

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

There was a significant rise in reports of sexual exploitation and abuse involving United Nations staff and affiliates last year, the U.N. said in a report on Monday, ascribing the increase largely to an improved atmosphere and oversight. Just over 200 people reported sexual violence and exploitation at the hands of U.N. staff and personnel […]

If A Company Board Lacks Women, It’s Red Alert – UK Investor Body Says…

If A Company Board Lacks Women, It’s Red Alert – UK Investor Body Says…

Britain’s top companies face a red warning if they don’t have more than one woman on their board, the Investment Association said on Thursday, adding to pressure for more female representation at top levels of management. The body which represents big asset managers said it was expanding its traffic light system which guides big investors […]

African Minerals Development Centre Moves From ECA To African Union Commission

African Minerals Development Centre Moves From ECA To African Union Commission

The Economic Commission for Africa on Friday officially handed over the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) to the African Union Commission (AUC) following its inception in 2012. The AMDC was endorsed by the 2nd conference of African Ministers responsible for Minerals Resource Development in 2011 as an African Union flagship project whose main aim was […]

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

TODAY, February 6, is the United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is NOT a public holiday, although it is dedicated to international observation as part of combined efforts by the United Nations Organisation to meet one of its ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ programme to year-2030 (SDG-2030). Goal Number-5 out […]

Progress Is Needed To Build Peace Talks In Western Sahara – United Nations

Progress Is Needed To Build Peace Talks In Western Sahara – United Nations

Earlier today (January 29, 2019), the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Mr Horst Kӧhler, briefed the UN Security Council. Following his remarks, the Frente POLISARIO’s UN Representative Dr Sidi Omar urged Council members to support rapid, concrete progress on the political track towards direct negotiations between the two parties. “The first […]

United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

The United Nations says two U.N. peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed when their convoy hit a land mine in the West African nation of Mali. A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said six other Sri Lankan peacekeepers were injured in Friday’s blast, which took place in Mali’s central Mopti region, near the town of […]

Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey For Children, Women

Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey For Children, Women

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Somali health ministry on Wednesday launched the first major nutrition survey in the country since 2009. Both the ministry and UNICEF said in a joint statement issued in Mogadishu that the Somali National Micronutrient Survey will be carried out in the next four months. Fawziya Abikar, minister of […]

UN Calls Back Staff In Somalia In The Wake Of Al-Shabaab Attack & Haysom Expulsion

UN Calls Back Staff In Somalia In The Wake Of Al-Shabaab Attack & Haysom Expulsion

The United Nation has announced that it will reduce its staff in Somalia. “Following the mortar attack on the UN compound in Mogadishu on 1 January 2019, the Designated Official for Somalia has decided, as a precautionary measure, to limit the staffing footprint in Mogadishu for the immediate future” a letter signed by Clark Toes […]

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