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Common African Position on the World Humanitarian Summit: Eastern Africa consultation
29 July 2015, 9:25 am

Africa today remains a region where a large sum of humanitarian activity is undertaken. Africa’s engagement on humanitarian issues has included establishment of high level mechanisms and strengthening of normative frameworks and new ways of conflict prevention, resolution and peace building, through the peace and security architecture. However, in spite of these efforts, many challenges remain to be addressed. Some of these challenges are partly caused by the structure of the global system.




UN General Assembly endorses the Addis Ababa Action Agenda
28 July 2015, 9:15 am

New York: The General Assembly [Monday] adopted a resolution endorsing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, a “new global framework” that many said would strengthen cooperation in technology, infrastructure and social protections that were key to realizing inclusive sustainable development.




How the world can put a stop to illicit financial flows
28 July 2015, 8:40 am

Washington: Under the weight of great expectations and the glare of television cameras, delegates gathered last week for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa. Global leaders, civil society and private sector representatives exchanged ideas on financing the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. The conversation represented a paradigm shift in how we think about development.




Olusegun Obasanjo: My Africa utopia
26 July 2015, 10:10 pm

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president has predicted that by the year 2025, the whole of Africa will use a common currency called Afri. He forecasted this in his Op-Ed titled “My Africa utopia” written for Financial Times. Obasanjo is of the opinion that Africa’s economy will grow while that of China, Europe, North America stagnates.




Kenya’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution
24 July 2015, 11:19 am

Kenya, like other countries in the region, is bearing the brunt of climate change impacts and the associated socio-economic losses. The situation is exacerbated by the high dependence on climate sensitive natural resources.




Islamic finance to fund Sustainable Development Goals
23 July 2015, 12:57 pm

Addis Ababa: Islamic Finance can serve as a strong and non-traditional source of financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to global experts. As part of its commitment to the SDGs, the Islamic Development Bank has announced it will increase its funding of SDG related activities through its ten year strategy framework, from $80 billion recorded during the MDGs, to $150 billion over the next 15 years (2016-2030).




Namibia: Third climate change communication to be submitted this year
23 July 2015, 12:27 pm

Windhoek: Namibia will submit its Third National Communication (TNC) to the UN body aimed at addressing climate change at the end of this year. This was said by Namibia's environmental commissioner, Teofilus Nghitila, in Windhoek recently. He said the document will be submitted at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Paris at the end of the year.

The UNFCCC requires parties to submit national communications, detailing how they are addressing climate change at national levels.




Zambia must develop robust, ambitious INDC - Lands PS
23 July 2015, 12:06 pm

Kabwe: Lands permanent secretary Barnaby Mulenga says Zambia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the 2015 agreement on climate change should be defined within the context of the country’s status as a least developed country.




Kaberuka: Inclusive business is a key contributor to SDGs implementation
23 July 2015, 10:30 am

Abidjan: The African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka has called for enhancement of policies to strengthen their role in growing inclusive business. Inclusive business, he said was an effective means of increasing private sector contribution towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). President Kaberuka was speaking at a forum, “Inclusive Business as a contributor to the SDG implementation”, which was held at the sidelines of the Financing for Development conference.




African countries emerging from conflict: ECOSOC debate
23 July 2015, 10:01 am

New York: Joyce Luma, Country Representative for the World Food Programme (WFP), speaking via videoconference from Juba, South Sudan, introduced the Secretary-General’s report on “Implementation of integrated, coherent and coordinated support to South Sudan by the United Nations system” (document E/2015/74). The situation in South Sudan continued to deteriorate, she said, with 1.6 million people internally displaced and more than 166,000 sheltered in United Nations civilian sites.




IN FOCUS
Third International Policy Conference on the African Child - 'Child Poverty in Africa'
African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: 12-13 May 2008
ARC briefing note on the outcomes of the 10th African Union Summit
The tenth African Union (AU) Summit took place at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January to 2 February 2008.
South African Journal of International Affairs: Call for Papers
February 2008
The South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) is published biannually by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
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