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24 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

DAKAR, Senegal, 22 March 2016 – UNICEF and Unilever today announced a partnership to improve access to safe water in countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will focus first on four countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

The new agreement includes financial investment as well as strategic engagement with government and civil society. It aims to implement innovative community and school-based programmes to promote sustainable management of safe water and also to improve hygiene and handwashing practices.

15 Jul 2013 description
report CGIAR

Efforts to transform agriculture in Africa have received a boost as researchers met under the Support for Agricultural Research and Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC)’s event, “Partners, Possibilities and Prospects,” on 15 July 2013 at the 6th African Agricultural Science Week in Accra to draw more support from partners into project.

The SARD-SC project will raise the productivity of maize, cassava, wheat, and rice by 20% in twenty selected countries in Africa.

03 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN

BINGERVILLE/DAKAR, 3 avril 2012 (IRIN) - Dans certaines régions de la Côte d'Ivoire, l'imprévisibilité des précipitations a coûté à certains fermiers plus de la moitié de leur récolte en 2011, ont dit des producteurs à IRIN. Or, selon des spécialistes de l'agriculture, ils auraient pu réussir à accroître leur production s'ils avaient su comment obtenir et analyser les bulletins météorologiques.

02 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN

BINGERVILLE/DAKAR, 2 April 2012 (IRIN) - Unpredictable rainfall in parts of Côte d’Ivoire cost some farmers over half of their harvest in 2011 producers told IRIN, but, armed with more knowledge about how to get weather reports and interpret them, they might still have been able to boost their output, say agricultural specialists.

12 Mar 2012 description

Japon - Le gouvernement japonais engage un total de 26,7 millions de dollars pour 2012, afin de financer les services humanitaires de l'OIM pour les migrants, les communautés d'accueil, les rapatriés, les victimes de traite et les déplacés internes.

05 Mar 2012 description
report CGIAR

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 63.24 million fund package for the implementation of a 5-year project dubbed “Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa” (SARD-SC).

The SARD-SC is a research, science, and technology development initiative aimed at enhancing the productivity and income derived from cassava, maize, rice, and wheat – four of the six commodities that African Heads of States, through the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program, have defined as strategic crops for Africa.

05 Dec 2011 description

Assembly of States Parties

Tenth session

New York, 12-21 December 2011

I. Introduction

  1. The present report provides an overview of the activities of the International Criminal Court (the “Court”) during the period 11 October 2010 to 3 October 2011.

31 Jul 2011 description

Policy & Practice Brief: Knowledge for durable peace - Issue #10, July 2011

By Dr Martha Mutisi

21 Jun 2011 description
report UN Foundation

Submitted by Meril Cullinan on June 20, 2011

Today is World Refugee Day – a day to honor the nearly 50 million displaced people around the world. We’re proud to support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) – which works to provide refugee families with food, water, and shelter. And we’re proud of our supporters, who have helped us send more than 1 million nets over the last few years to protect refugees in Africa from malaria.

21 Apr 2011 description

Mireille Affa’a-Mindzie l Senior Policy Analyst

05 Apr 2011 description

Articles d'actualité, 5 avril 2011

GENÈVE, 5 avril (HCR) – Avec trois opérations majeures d'intervention d'urgence en Afrique, le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés António Guterres a indiqué mardi que le HCR n'avait jamais subi une telle pression depuis son arrivée en 2005 à la tête de cette organisation.

04 Apr 2011 description

GENEVA, April 5 (UNHCR) – With three major emergency operations across Africa, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said Tuesday his agency had never been under such pressure since he took the helm in 2005.

28 Feb 2011 description

In its simplest sense mediation can be defined as the act or process of mitigating the concerns of disputing parties by an intermediary who is not a party to the conflict, but who enjoys the trust of all parties and whose goal is to help forge settlements that are deemed acceptable. The mediator therefore acts as both bridge and a buffer between the parties in dispute. The key to any meaningful mediation therefore lies understanding, managing and transforming the political, economic, social and psychological dynamics of conflict that make disputant parties resistant to negotiations.

25 Feb 2011 description

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who led Kenya's post-election mediation, says lessons learned in 2008 could help resolve the current Ivory Coast standoff.

By Scott Baldauf, Staff writer

Johannesburg, South Africa

When Kofi Annan came to Kenya in January 2008 to help mediate a political crisis that had already killed hundreds of people and displaced tens of thousands from their homes, there was very little outward sign of hope.

Two men had claimed victory in the presidential elections.

02 Feb 2011 description


Following is the 2011 Cyril Foster Lecture, on "Human Protection and the Twenty-First Century United Nations", delivered by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's at Oxford University on 2 February:

Thank you, Mr. Vice-Chancellor, for your very kind introduction and for this invitation. I am honoured to have this opportunity after my distinguished predecessors, as the fourth United Nations Secretary-General to speak before you in this very esteemed and one of the oldest universities.

23 Dec 2010 description

Ruhakana Rugunda, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, called today for a greater focus by the Security Council on preventive diplomacy and peacebuilding as he surveyed a range of situations in Africa.

Speaking at a Headquarters press conference on his country's two-year tenure on the Council, Mr.

04 Oct 2010 description


On 9 August 2010, at the request of the president of the General Assembly (GA), UN member states participated in an informal interactive dialogue on the subject of early warning, assessment, and the responsibility to protect (R2P).

01 Aug 2010 description
  1. Executive Summary

    The Africa Conflict Prevention Programme has gone through a drastic prioritisation process in 2009/10 due to funding cuts. ACPP has maintained its level of engagement in the Horn, the region most affected by conflicts in Africa.

26 Jul 2010 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 26 July 2010 (IRIN) - "Children don't vote," said Dr Robert Mwadime, of Uganda Action for Nutrition, at a session on the subject before the three-day African Union (AU) meeting opened in Kampala, Uganda. This means that political leaders in Africa often pay scant attention to the millions of children who die every year of malnutrition-related causes.

13 Jul 2010 description
report UNAIDS

Le nouveau rapport de l'ONUSIDA révèle que les jeunes mènent la révolution de la prévention - avec 15 des pays les plus durement touchés déclarant une chute de 25 % de la prévalence du VIH parmi cette population clé.