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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 »

Taking action where we can to stop cybercrime

By | 24 April 2018

Op-Ed by Yury Fedotov Cyber. It is the inescapable prefix defining our world today. From the privacy of individuals to relations between states, cyber dominates discussions and headlines – so much so that we risk being paralyzed by the magnitude of the problems we face. But we would do well to keep in mind that despite… Read More »

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth gives Keynote address at the youth pre-conference for the 8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

By | 13 February 2018

She urges youth to build cross-cutting networks that deal with education, civic participation, employment and peace and security Johannesburg, February 12, 2018: The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, in a keynote speech at the youth pre-conference on Sexual Health and Rights (SHR), called on youth Sexual Risk Reduction (SRR) advocates to build alliances… Read More »

FAO NEWS RELEASE: Poor rains, fall armyworm leaves Southern Africa vulnerable

By | 9 February 2018

 Early action crucial to avert crisis 09 February 2018, Johannesburg/Harare – Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects. Early action in the form of consolidating information through assessments and anticipatory measures that reduce the impact of… Read More »

The Secretary-General and his Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour, launched his report on migration: Making Migration Work for All

By | 12 January 2018

New York, 11 January 2018 : The report provides a vision for how to better manage migration, for the benefit of all – the migrants themselves, their host communities and their societies of origin. The General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to produce the report as an input to the zero draft of the Global Compact for… Read More »