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UN / ECONOMIC REPORT ON AFRICA

While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released by the United Nations and the African Union. UNTV

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UNISDR / NATURAL DISASTERS

Jerry Velasquez, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for in Asia-Pacific Regional says that the good news is that less people are dying, but he warns that "the bad news is economic losses are going through the roof”. UNISDR / LINX PRODUCTIONS

15 May 2013 | Read More »

NY/ VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

UNICEF hosted in March a high level meeting designed to draw attention to the issue of violence against children. UNICEF

1 Apr 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NIGHT PATROLS

A measure of safety returns to Mogadishu thanks to  the efforts of  the Somali National Security Forces who are bolstered by troops with the African Union Mission to Somalia. AU / UN IST

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GA / FGM

The Ambassador of Burkina Faso welcomed today’s adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution on female genital mutilation as a strong political signal against a “hateful” traditional practice that was “falsely rooted in religion”. UNTV

20 Dec 2012 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA

Speaking at a General Assembly (GA) meeting on the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa, GA President Vuk Jeremić said that "encouraging trends’ are being seen in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, and elsewhere in the continent, but "the grave security and humanitarian situation" in the Sahel is "alarming" and requires "urgent [...]

17 Oct 2012 | Read More »

TOKYO / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK PRESSER

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented a gloomier picture of the global economy than a few months ago, saying prospects have deteriorated further and risks increased. Overall, the IMF's forecast for global growth was marked down to 3.3 percent this year and a still sluggish 3.6 percent in 2013. IMF

9 Oct 2012 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA PULSE

Despite Global Slowdown, African Economies Growing Strongly ― World Bank Urges Countries to Spend Their New Oil, Gas, and Mineral Wealth Wisely. WORLD BANK  

4 Oct 2012 | Read More »

MAURITANIA / MALIAN REFUGEES

Mbera Refugee Camp inMauritaniais growing. In the last six months thousands of Malians have come here….seeking refuge. UNHCR

15 Aug 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / WEST AFRICA DRUGS

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Said Djinnit said the increasing transit of drugs through the region destined primarily for Europe is exacerbating the risks to West African nations, particularly Mali. CH UNTV

19 Jul 2012 | Read More »

 

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