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Kenya seeks Russia's support in Africa push for UN reforms
22 May 2015, 12:18 pm

Nairobi: Kenya has kicked off Africa’s push for reforms in the United Nations’ most powerful arm by lobbying for Russia’s support, ahead of the UN's 70th anniversary. At a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed argued the current formation of the UN Security Council “does not reflect the dynamics of the 21st century.”




Nepad urges African countries to embrace climate smart agriculture
22 May 2015, 11:01 am

Lusaka: African countries must embrace climate smart agriculture practices if the continent is to attain food security and nutrition in the face of climate change, says New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) Director of Programmes Estherine Fotabong.

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is a practice of agriculture that sustainably increases productivity, resilience and adaptation, as well as contributing towards reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.




UN tasks Africa on climate change impact on food security
22 May 2015, 10:30 am

Abuja: The UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Accra, Ghana, says African governments and other stakeholders must take steps to mitigate climate change impact on food security. This is contained in a statement issued by Ms Praise Nutakor, Communications Associate of the institute, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.




Action on sustainability a 'moral and historical duty'
21 May 2015, 1:48 pm

New York: The world is facing complex challenges regarding the future of sustainable energy which demand comprehensive and immediate solutions, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today as he delivered remarks to the General Assembly's Global Energy Ministerial Meeting.




Innovation as a driver for sustainable development
21 May 2015, 1:07 pm

New York: The UNDP’s Innovation Facility has launched its Annual Review for 2014, showing why innovation is becoming increasingly important in international development and for UNDP itself. It describes UNDP’s approach to innovation, highlights innovative practices and spotlights all 49 initiatives funded by the Innovation Facility across 54 countries.




UN financing for development negotiators review revised outcome draft
21 May 2015, 12:21 pm

Delegates tasked with hammering out an outcome document for a UN conference on development finance reviewed a revised draft during an informal session held last week in New York, completing a paragraph by paragraph review of the proposed text.

On Friday the co-facilitators of the talks ­– George Talbot, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the UN and Geir Pedersen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN –­ said that they would shortly release a compilation text containing proposed modifications made throughout the week.




Africa’s expectations of the FFD Addis conference
21 May 2015, 8:14 am

Addis Ababa: The African Union Headquarters hosted on 19th May 2015, the conference-debate of the "Fridays of the Commission" under the theme “Towards the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Africa’s expectations”.




The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals
20 May 2015, 12:26 pm

This year, governments will agree Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period to 2030, and a new global climate agreement, to take effect from 2020. Together, these could set the course for environmental sustainability and human well-being this century. The agreements together offer a once-in-a generation opportunity to end extreme poverty, create climate resilience and avoid dangerous levels of climate change by committing to zero net carbon emissions.




Johannesburg conference links human rights, financial transparency
20 May 2015, 12:12 pm

Johannesburg: International and African experts on human rights and illicit financial flows are convening in Johannesburg, South Africa this week for a multi-day conference on the linkages between financial transparency and human rights in Africa.




Eurodad-IBIS: Financing for Development conference update
20 May 2015, 11:34 am

Civil society experts, ministers and ambassadors from five continents met in Copenhagen from 5-7 May for the Eurodad-IBIS international conference on Financing for Development (FfD). During the conference, more than 160 delegates planned for the crucial UN Summit on FfD in July in Addis Ababa, which will decide how to finance international development over the next decade.




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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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