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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

07 Sep 2017 description

18th August, 2017, The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, has responded to the unfortunate mudslide disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives in Sierra Leone. JICA commences the implementation of a disaster relief operation that will ensure that relief items such as 100pcs of tents, 6,395pcs of blankets, 1,320pcs of sleeping pads, 163 sheets of plastic sheets, 30 units of water purifiers and 1,500pcs of portable jerry cans are distributed across affected regions of the country.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On Friday, August 18, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (Tent, Plastic Sheet etc.) to the Government of Sierra Leone, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the latter Government following serious damage from the heavy flooding and landslides.

15 Aug 2017 description

Freetown – IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Government of Japan last week (10/08) handed over the first water purification facility in Sierra Leone to the resettled community of Mile 6, Koya Rural.

The facility, located about 50 kilometers outside Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, will provide safe drinking water to the population resettled at Mile 6 in the aftermath of the flash floods that ravaged Freetown in September 2015.

Those floods caused widespread property damage and displaced thousands from their homes.

24 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Japan has allocated USD 34.3 million to support IOM’s operations to assist vulnerable migrants including displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities around the world in 2017.

The funding will also contribute to increasing the capacity of various governments in humanitarian border management to cope with displacement resulting from conflicts and to enhance security.

13 Feb 2017 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 33 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

09 Sep 2016 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.

A large portion of the contribution will be used to purchase foodstuffs such as cereals and pulses to provide nutritious meals to school children and specialized nutritional products to infants under two, as well as to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

22 May 2016 description
report World Bank

SENDAI, Japan, May 21, 2016—The World Bank Group today launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan, which holds the G7 Presidency, committed the first $50 million in funding toward the new initiative.

12 May 2016 description

Freetown, May 6 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a new Mano River sub-regional post-Ebola medical surveillance and livelihoods initiative in Freetown, after a two-day Inception workshop which ended Friday May 6 at the Bintumani Hotel in Freetown.

23 Mar 2016 description

FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes today a US$ 2.2 million contribution from the Government and the people of Japan that will enable WFP to support 77,000 people affected by the Ebola outbreak so that they can recover and receive the food and nutrition assistance they need.

19 Mar 2016 description

Japan - The Japanese Government has allocated a total of 46.8 million funding to support IOM’s operations in assisting vulnerable migrants, displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities in the midst of conflicts and crises continuing in various parts of the world.

More than the half of the amount (USD 25.5 million) has been allocated towards IOM programs in Sub-Saharan Africa including Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

29 Feb 2016 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$120.7 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by conflicts and natural disasters in 32 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

01 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11694

Soixante-dixième session
16e, 17e & 18e séances plénières , matin, après-midi & soir
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

30 Sep 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11694

Seventieth Session,
16th, 17th & 18th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The United Nations, notwithstanding its inadequacies and failures, was an indispensable “family of nations” that had nurtured countries in search of equality, peace and prosperity, the General Assembly heard today as it continued its annual debate.

08 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

  • For the week of 31 August–6 September, two confirmed cases have been reported: one in Conakry, Guinea, and the other in Kambia, Sierra Leone.

  • On 3 September the Ministry of Health and WHO declared Liberia Ebola-free again following 42 days without a new confirmed case.

15 Jul 2015 description

FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Japan’s donation of US$6 million to support WFP’s response in Eb0la-affected Sierra Leone, including support to some 3,000 Ebola survivors across the country.

20 May 2015 description
report UN Women

A year on from the Ebola outbreak, a new campaign with journalists, students and teachers is injecting fresh energy into the drive to kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone.

17 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to newly dispatch two experts to the Republic of Sierra Leone through the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West African countries.

  2. The experts being dispatched this time are Dr. Hajime Kamiya from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (dispatched from April 19, 2015, to May 29, 2015), and Dr. Atsuhiro Kanayama from the National Defense Medical College (dispatched from April 21, 2015, to May 29, 2015).

26 Mar 2015 description

Tokyo – The Government of Japan is providing US$ 237.4 million to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as it works to improve the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.