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06. – TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

KENYA / SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

Speaking at the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum in Nairobi, Kenya today, the Secretary-General said "sustainable transport sector is crucial to sustaining this hard-won economic growth momentum" throughout the continent. UNEP

30 Oct 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / RAPIDPRO EBOLA

UNICEF's global innovation team launched RapidPro, an open-source app store for international development. Executive Director Anthony Lake said a new app called mHero was now being developed to be used in the Ebola response "and it will allow us then to check on how the health centers are doing and check daily on the health [...]

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WHO MALAYSIAN AIRLINE DEATH

Colleagues and friends observed a minute’s silence in the memory of Glenn Thomas, World Health Organization (WHO) communications officer and one of the 298 people who had perished when Malaysian Airline flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine. UNTV CH

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS RESCUE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

In 2013, over 600,000 asylum seekers have asked for protection around the world, one third of them in Europe. Germany thus became the largest asylum seekers recipient country in the developed world. UNHCR

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya and imposing sanctions on vessels involved in such efforts. UNTV

19 Mar 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / SECURE AID ROUTES

WFP welcomed the cooperation that allowed the first convoy with food supplies to arrive at Bangui but warned that securing the country's roads is crucial to provide a food lifeline to growing numbers of displaced people. WFP

28 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / KISMAAYO MARSHALLER

Following Somalia's descent into anarchy and civil war 20 years ago, the civil aviation authority ceased to operate and staff fled the airport, leaving marshaller Adnan to single-handedly run the operations at the Kismayo airport. AU/UN IST

18 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AL SHABAB INTERNET

Businesses, schools, non-governmental organizations and public institutions in Somalia are increasingly reliant on the Internet and this hasn't boded too well with the insurgent group, al Shabab, which last week issued a statement banning the use of mobile Internet services and gave service providers a 15-day ultimatum to disconnect the service, threatening to punish those who [...]

14 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / AIR OPERATIONS

From the moment they were allowed to fly again in and out of Juba, Air Operations in The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has carried out over 200 flights and moved over four thousand people from conflict zones and to conflict zones. One helicopter flight took off with 19 passengers and landed with 20 [...]

31 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / RADIO MOGADISHU ARCHIVE DIGITIZATION

After more than 60 years of analogue storage in an inadequate environment, the Radio Mogadishu audio archive is being digitized in order to save it from deterioration and introduce the unique Somali historical recordings to new audience. AU/UN IST

16 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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