East Africa: Poor Rains - Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead
Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead, the United Nations food and agriculture agency has warned… Read more »
Africa: 2 Billion People Don't Have Access to Clean Water
More than two billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Read more »
Africa: Reforming the International Financial System
When we fail to act on lessons from a crisis, we risk exposing ourselves to another one. The 1997-1998 East Asian crises provided major lessons for international financial reform.… Read more »
North Africa: The Arab Youth Bulge and the Parliamentarians
More than ever before, the Arab region now registers an unprecedented youth population growth while facing huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates -more than half… Read more »
Africa: We Have to Reclaim the Public Policy Space for SDGs
At the High-Level Political Forum which currently takes place at the United Nations in New York several events, for instance a SDG Business Forum, are devoted to the critical role… Read more »
Africa: Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?
More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear weapons around the world. Though it has sparked… Read more »
Africa: Will the UN 'Leave No One Behind' and Improve LGBTI Health and Well-Being?
While there has been progress in researching the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and responding to certain emerging health… Read more »
Africa: A Global Call for Journalists' Safety
The UN system and its member states must develop policies to protect journalists and end impunity for crimes against them, said key stakeholders during a meeting. Read more »
Africa: An African Atlas for Youth and Sustainable Development
As its population changes, Africa has the potential to transform its society into one that is productive and prosperous, according to a new report. Read more »
Africa: Climate Change-Poverty-Migration - the New, Inhuman 'Bermuda Triangle'
World organisations, experts and scientists have been repeating it to satiety: climate change poses a major risk to the poorest rural populations in developing countries,… Read more »
Africa: G20's Record Does Not Inspire Hope
The G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July comes almost a decade after the grouping's elevation to meeting at the heads of state/government level. Previously, the G20… Read more »
Africa: U.S. 'Dumping' Dark Meat Chicken On African Markets
The United States and Europe's preference for white meat is hurting Africa's poultry industry, says Luc Smalle, manager at the agro firm Rossgro in South Africa's Mpumalanga area. Read more »
Africa: UN Needs a 21st Century Development System
Allow me first of all to express my deep gratitude to all the colleagues that have worked hard - in the Secretariat, in the Agencies, Funds and Programmes - to allow for this… Read more »
Africa: Death Toll Rises in the Mediterranean Sea As EU Turns Its Back
The failure of European Union (EU) to buckle up safety for migrants and refugees reaching its shore has been condemned by Amnesty International in a report today. Read more »
Africa: Funding Climate Resilience Benefits All Nations - Yes, the U.S. Too
A leading climate change mitigation and adaptation activist and former climate negotiator in the Caribbean says that the United States could protect its economic and political… Read more »
Africa: Is Religion the New Colonial Frontier in International Development?
A decade ago, it was difficult to get Western policy makers in governments to be interested in the role of religious organizations in human development. The secular mind-set was… Read more »
Africa: Progress On World Hunger Has Reversed
World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency. Read more »
Africa: 'Address African Rural Youth Unemployment Now or They Will Migrate'
In 2014 alone, about 11 million young Africans entered the labour market. But many see few opportunities in the agriculture sector and are constrained by a lack of skills, low… Read more »
Africa: Top 300 Cooperatives Generate 2.5 Trillion Dollars in Annual Turnover
The top 300 cooperatives alone generate 2.5 trillion dollars in annual turnover, more than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of France, according to the UN Department of Economic… Read more »
Africa: Nikki Haley Grilled in U.S. Congress On America's Role in the UN and the World
Five months into her stint as United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley faced two days of often-sharp questioning on June 27 and 28 by influential panels of the… Read more »
Africa: More Bang for Your Buck - Saving Lives By Investing in the Poorest
Investing in the health of the poorest communities saves almost twice as many lives, according to a UN agency's analysis. Read more »
Ethiopia: No Border Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door - Even for Its Enemy
It's one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it's quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean… Read more »
Africa: Refugee Protection an Obligation Under International Law
It is impossible to be ten years as High Commissioner for Refugees, doing my best to try to help the most vulnerable of the vulnerable, without changing your life. And, indeed, not… Read more »
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