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Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 18 Groups for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 48 in Fourth Day of Session

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 18 Groups for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 48 in Fourth Day of Session

Continuing its regular session for 2018, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 18 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred action on the status of 48 others. The …

World Cancer Day: IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme and the Fight Against Cancer

World Cancer Day: IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme and the Fight Against Cancer

Every year, cancer claims the lives of 8 million people worldwide, including 4 million people who die prematurely, between the ages of 30 and 69. This burden is particularly significant where access to proper treatment …

Speaker calls for implementation of PPP Law

Speaker calls for implementation of PPP Law

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has called for the speedy implementation of the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) Law.

The PPPs Act became operational on October 1st, 2015. Its objective is to provide a suitable …

UGANDAN PRESIDENT HOLDS TALKS WITH GUTERRES ON PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

UGANDAN PRESIDENT HOLDS TALKS WITH GUTERRES ON PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

ADDIS ABABA, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has held discussions here with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 30th African Union (AU) summit taking place in Addis Ababa on Sunday and …

World Food Programme Honours UPS With Hunger Hero Award

World Food Programme Honours UPS With Hunger Hero Award

DAVOS � The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured David Abney, Chairman and CEO of UPS, in recognition of outstanding contributions the company and its foundation have made towards achieving Zero Hunger.

UPS …

UN: Congo Armed Groups Uniting Against President Kabila

UN: Congo Armed Groups Uniting Against President Kabila

GENEVA Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila, a senior U.N. official there told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

In 2017, a brutal conflict in …

Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

JOHANNESBURG Activists are celebrating a Botswana court case that allowed a transgender man the right to change his gender identity. Until recently, South Africa was the only African nation that allowed such transformations. But even …

AFRICAN NATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM AIIB MEMBERSHIP:EXPERT

AFRICAN NATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM AIIB MEMBERSHIP:EXPERT

ADDIS ABABA, African countries would benefit a lot from membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an Ethiopian scholar has said.

Costantinos Bt. Costantinos, who served as an economic advisor to the African Union …

Turkey Gives Weapons to Somali Soldiers

Turkey Gives Weapons to Somali Soldiers

Somali State Minister for Defense Mohamed Ali Haga has confirmed to VOA Somali for the first time that the Turkish government has recently supplied weapons to the Somali army.

In an interview with VOA Somali, …

Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Second Session, General Assembly Adopts $5.397 Billion Budget for 2018-2019, as Recommended by Fifth Committee

Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Second Session, General Assembly Adopts $5.397 Billion Budget for 2018-2019, as Recommended by Fifth Committee

Plenary Drafts, Outstanding Texts from Other Main Committees Also Approved

Upon the recommendation of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly wrapped up the main part of its seventy-second session today, adopting a …

Thousands Fleeing Intercommunal Violence in DRC’s Ituri Province

Thousands Fleeing Intercommunal Violence in DRC’s Ituri Province

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of people are fleeing from a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri region.

UNHCR reports more than 2,650 refugees, mostly women and …

South Sudan Refugees Stage Talent Show

South Sudan Refugees Stage Talent Show

YUMBE, UGANDA South Sudanese refugees at the Bidibidi settlement in Uganda live a hard life, residing in tents and mud huts and surviving on international aid. But on Saturday, the refugees put aside their hardships …

The African Guarantee Fund Receives Very Strong ‘AA-‘ Fitch Rating Owing to Strong Business Model and Operational Strategy

The African Guarantee Fund Receives Very Strong ‘AA-‘ Fitch Rating Owing to Strong Business Model and Operational Strategy

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) (www.AfricanGuaranteeFund.com) which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has …