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12.02.00 – SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

ADDIS ABABA / CONFERENCE OPENING

At the opening Monday of the Third Financing for Development Conference, UN Secretary-General said "2015 must be a year for global action", stressing "let us put aside what divides us and overcome narrow self-interest in favour of working together for the common well-being of humanity." UNIFEED-UNTV

13 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UGANDA / IFAD FIGHTING POVERTY

In Uganda a pilot project has helped change the lives of the most vulnerable families with an innovative method that helps them imagine their lives differently while providing them with the skills and knowledge to break out of poverty. IFAD

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

At a meeting on enhancing Africa's extractive industries to promote sustainable development, keynote speaker Professor Paul Collier said "when it's iron ore coming out of the ground the major characteristic is not that you can turn it into iron, it's that you can turn it into money; and that money you can then turn into [...]

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HORN OF AFRICA FUNDING

Leaders of global and regional institutions are in the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totalling more than (USD) 8 billion over the coming years. WORLD BANK

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HAITI INFRASTRUCTURE

The World Bank Group announced two major initiatives today – a pledge of millions to fight cholera in Haiti and an initiative potentially worth trillions to raise private money for global infrastructure. WORLD BANK / FILE

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / UNEMPLOYED YOUTH

More than half of Jordan’s youth population is unemployed. To improve the records, a new program has been created to provide the young with the skills needed to be competitive in the labour market. ILO

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS WRAP

The UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) wrapped up Thursday in the Samoan capital, Apia, generating nearly $2 billion in partnerships to bolster the capacity of these countries to achieve sustainable development. UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS OPENING WRAP

In the Samoan capital Apia, over 100 countries are currently meeting at a UN conference to discuss the issues faced by Small Island Developing States or SIDS. The conference is looking at ways of helping those countries to deal with issues like climate change – with a clear focus to build partnerships to find solutions. [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / PRINCE OF SALEAPAGA

The villagers of Siupapa, sub-village of Saleapaga, the Prime Minister of Samoa’s Village, are waiting in anticipation. A very rare ceremony is happening. During the Small Islands Conference in Samoa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting Siupapa – the village that has decided to name him not only a new “Matai”, chief – but also [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrians have long been known for their artisan skills, and with over a million Syrian refugees now residing in Lebanon, their unique skills can now be put to good use. UNHCR along with its partners are training around 60 mostly Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing techniques.  UNHCR

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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