Category Archives: Statements

Joint Statement by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) on Sierra Leone

By | 1 March 2018

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU) are following closely and with much interest the progress towards Sierra Leone’s presidential, parliamentary and local council elections scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018. 

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 »

Joint Statement : A race against trends

By | 6 February 2018

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, and UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta H. Fore on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation NEW YORK, 6 February 2018 – “Female genital mutilation is many things: A violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications, and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting… Read More »

Statement by UN Women on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017 

By | 5 February 2018

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017  – While there has been an overall decline in the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) across countries, this progress is likely to be offset by rapid population growth in countries where FGM occurs, unless efforts to eliminate the practice are renewed in light of recent research, and urgently stepped up.