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29 Mar 2016 description


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.

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.

21 Oct 2011 description

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Côte d’Ivoire: IDPs face eviction from camps

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.

01 Feb 2011 description
report UN News Service

1 February 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations, particularly on peace and security issues in Sudan, Somalia and Côte d'Ivoire.

At a meeting with Jean Ping, the chairperson of the AU Commission in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Mr.

28 Jan 2011 description

- 37 Outbreak news – Yellow fever, Côte d’Ivoire – Yellow fever, Uganda
- 38 Meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, December 2010
- 43 WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization: Request for nominations

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.

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.

29 Jul 2010 description

The Afican Union's NEPAD and WFP organized a side event on food and nutrition during the AU summit in Kampala (24-26th July). The theme was: "Africa must feed itself. No child should go to bed hungry. Reduce child stunting by 50 percent in the next five years and beyond"

KAMPALA -- They came they saw, they touched, they smelled, they tested, they heard.

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.

18 Dec 2009 description
report Xinhua

By Xiao Linjun

NAIROBI, Dec 18, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- African wisdom sheds light on efforts to resolve political crises in 2009, with a series of achievements made to ensure the continent of peace and prosperity in the coming years.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is in the limelight of 2009 for defusing flare-ups, which until months ago posed a real danger not only to the war-torn central African country, but the entire Great Lakes region.

The key to the success is an African plan worked out by regional leaders, under which DR Congo and neighboring Rwanda, …

26 Oct 2009 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 26 October 2009 (IRIN) - Seventeen countries signed the African Union convention on internally displaced persons (IDPs) after years of preparation culminated in a week of meetings in the Ugandan capital but a lot more hard work remains before it becomes effective, according to observers.

"The most important step now is implementation," Julia Dolly Joiner, AU commissioner for political affairs, said.

22 Oct 2009 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 22 October 2009 (IRIN) - Civil society and government officials are gathered in the Ugandan capital of Kampala to discuss the Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa and a declaration on refugees, returnees and IDPs.

"It is a good convention, but the next steps are even more important," said Dismas Nkunda of the New York-based International Refugee Rights Initiative.

14 Oct 2009 description

Mme Radhika Coomaraswany, qui présentait cet après midi son rapport devant l'Assemblée générale a accueilli avec ferveur les récentes résolutions 1882 et 1889 du Conseil de sécurité.

01 Sep 2009 description


Référence: SPEECH/09/357

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Development Committee of the European Parliament

1 September 2009, European Parliament, Brussels

Honourable members of Parliament,

It is a real pleasure for me to be in the European Parliament today as Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid.

As you probably know I spent some 14 years of my political career in this institution.