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UNDP and Accenture launch YAS! to expand opportunities for youth

By | 27 June 2018

YAS! acts as a hub for young entrepreneurs by aggregating existing information, access to finance, mentorship and networking opportunities. Young African entrepreneurs with potential to scale up across the region will soon have access to financing and support through a new innovative platform. YAS!, or Youth for Africa and SDGs, was launched at the Responsible Business… Read More »

UN Secretary-General: Towards a fairer, more peaceful world

By | 21 June 2018

Op-ed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres for Impact Journalism Day Three years ago, world leaders unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Negotiating this framework for a better future and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals spanned three years and involved hundreds of meetings, thousands of documents and millions of people.  That was the easy… Read More »

Press Release: Forced displacement above 68m in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

By | 19 June 2018

Pretoria, 19 June 2018: Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, led by the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan’s war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Overwhelmingly it is… Read More »

Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

By | 14 May 2018

14 May 2018, Midrand, South Africa — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the capacity of Africa Legislators to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent. This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for… Read More »