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Small islands need partnerships to battle climate change, address ‘unique vulnerabilities,’ says Ban
31 July 2015, 9:24 am

New York: The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community’s collective responsibility, stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council.




UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
30 July 2015, 9:01 am

New York: The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest country around 35 years from now, according to a new United Nations report released today.




Mozambique seeks south-south knowledge in tackling deforestation, greenhouse emissions
30 July 2015, 8:23 am

Maputo: Technical leaders from Mozambique, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Zambia, Gabon, India and Brazil, who serve as counterparts to the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund (BioCF), Forest Investment Program (FIP) and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), convened in Mozambique for an international workshop under the theme: Jurisdictional Integrated Landscape Management Program.




Partnering with Africa on food security and climate change adaptation
29 July 2015, 8:38 pm

Washington: A key pillar of the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, released in 2012, is promoting opportunity and development. The Obama Administration has prioritized investing in Africa’s greatest resource – its people – to sustain and expand inclusive economic growth, opportunity, and the realization of human rights for this and future generations. The United States is investing substantial resources in 42 different countries in Africa, each with a unique set of development programs that include African-led and African-managed projects.




UK, Canada, help Ghana fight climate change
29 July 2015, 8:23 pm

Accra: Ghana has been selected alongside Bangladesh and India, to benefit from the 15-million Canadian-dollar project for Delta, Vulnerability and Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA).  The DECCMA project which is been sponsored by the Canadian and the British Governments, under the Collaborative and Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) project, is meant to evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation options in the deltas, and also fight against climate change.




Youth conference on energy, climate change slated for Dar
29 July 2015, 8:19 pm

Dar es Salaam: Tanzania is expected next month to host the African youth conference on energy and climate change that will involve over 200 youth from 41 countries. The continental conference will provide a platform for young Africans to extensively discuss, share and learn energy and climate change related issues.




Security implications of climate change: new US defence department report
29 July 2015, 8:09 pm

Washington: Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report the Defense Department sent to Congress yesterday.




ITUC-Africa Human and Trade Union Rights Network: statement on illicit financial flows
29 July 2015, 11:52 am

Abuja: African trade union leaders from 25 African countries gathered here in Abuja, Nigeria for the past two days (27-28 July)  to discuss some critical and urgent issues affecting workers, families and communities across Africa with the view to contribute practical suggestions to them. Some of these issues include: halting Illicit Financial Flows from Africa in the context of the quest to mobilize domestic resources to finance Africa’s structural transformation.




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.




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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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