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UN chief seeking ‘renewed commitment’ to global rules and values, as world leaders head to New York

By | 21 September 2018

UN chief António Guterres on Thursday called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order” and to the organization he leads, highlighting his key themes for discussion during the High-Level week of the General Assembly, beginning on Monday. In a press conference for journalists based at UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General said that with 84… Read More »

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan laid to rest in Ghana; Guterres hails ‘exceptional global leader’

By | 14 September 2018

Like few today, former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, could “bring people together, put them at ease, and unite them towards a common goal”, said the current UN chief, António Guterres on Thursday, speaking at his predecessor’s funeral in Ghana. “Since the shock of Kofi’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special,”… Read More »

Good governance is the solution to Africa’s problems

By | 11 September 2018

Under the auspices of the African Union, African leaders established the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in 2003 as an instrument for monitoring governance performance among member states. A self-monitoring instrument, APRM aims to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices leading to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated regional and… Read More »

Experts define sustainable packaging priorities for Africa

By | 11 September 2018

Efficient packaging systems reduce food losses, scale up trade 10 September 2018, Lusaka – Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. These losses are particularly unfortunate in Africa where approximately… Read More »