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ADDIS ABABA / BAN WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

  In the margins of a Financing for Development Conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the UN Secretary-General visited a project that connects 1500 women and young girls to the fashion export market. Ban Ki-moon not only stressed the importance of women’s empowerment for strong economies – he also got some training on spinning cotton. [...]

15 Jul 2015 | Read More »

ADDIS ABABA / CHILD MORTALITY

During the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the United Nations, the World Bank Group and the governments of Canada, Norway and the United States launched a Global Financing Facility with $12 billion aimed at ending preventable Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030. UNIFEED-UNTV

14 Jul 2015 | Read More »

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 »

UNICEF / CHILDREN REPORT WRAP

The global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged in its new 15-year development roadmap, the UN Children's Fund  warned today. UNICEF / FILE

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC ERITREA

UN human rights expert Mike Smith said most people in Eritrea have no hope for their future, in a society that is militarised, and where national service is universal and of an indefinite duration. UNTV CH

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / REFUGEES IDP REPORT

The UN refugee agency today (7 January)  reported that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an “unprecedented” total of about  5.5 million people during the first six months of 2014. UNIFEED

7 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / GING

Upon his return from Ethiopia, the Director of the Operational Division of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, reported that malnutrition rates among the 180,000 refugees from South Sudan seeking shelter in the Gambela region of Ethiopia "are among the worst anywhere in the world." On Gaza, Ging said the [...]

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / REFUGEE INFLUX

Waves of South Sudanese people are fleeing across the Ethiopian border, while the United Nations refugee agency struggles to rush food and medical supplies to the site. UNHCR

3 Jun 2014 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES

The heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive. WFP

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / ETHIOPIAN FORCES

Ethiopian forces have deployed in Belet Weyne, in South Central Somalia as they begin their duties under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops have been integrated into AMISOM.

14 Feb 2014 | Read More »

 

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