New York – The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Mary Robinson, will make her first visit to the region in this new capacity from 29 April to 5 May. She will visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and South Africa, before concluding her mission… Read More »
Geneva – Today on World Malaria Day, Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, speaking on behalf of hundreds of organizations in the global health partnership fighting malaria, called on donors to fully replenish the Global Fund in 2013 and on endemic countries to increase their domestic contribution to malaria control and use their malaria funding wisely and strategically.
Vienna – At the current Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the heads of two United Nations bodies called on countries to recognize wildlife and forest crimes as a serious form of organized crime and strengthen penalties against criminal syndicates and networks profiting from such illegal trade.
Geneva – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay will conduct her first ever mission to Angola from 22 to 24 April 2013, at the invitation of the Government.
Dear Colleague, I am pleased to inform you that the SEED Initiative has just launched the 2013 SEED Awards to support entrepreneurs for sustainable development.