Report sounds alarm on soil pollution
How is soil contamination affecting our food and putting our health at risk? Information gaps cloud the answer
2 May 2018, Rome - Soil pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health, but far too little is known about the scale and severity of that threat, warns a new FAO report released today at the start of a global symposium.
UN Environment conducted an independent audit of the sites affected by the 2006 waste dumping from the Probo Koala in various parts of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
The audit finds that none of the sites where waste from the Probo Koala was dumped show contamination exceeding the limits set by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for remediation. As a result, none of these sites requires additional intervention to clean up contamination from the 2006 dumping event.
Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
A PROGRESSIVE APPROACH TO SOLUTIONS
Multi-Year and Multi-Partner Pilots
10e anniversaire de l’incident ‘Probo Koala’ - Vendredi 19 août 2016
GENÈVE (16 août 2016) – A propos du 10e anniversaire du déversement illégal de déchets toxiques en Côte d’Ivoire, un groupe d’experts des Nations Unies* exhorte le gouvernement ivoirien, l’ensemble des Etats responsables et de la communauté internationale à saisir cette occasion pour aborder les répercussions constantes des droits de l’incident.
10th anniversary of the ‘Probo Koala incident’ - Friday 19 August 2016
GENEVA (17 August 2016) – Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire, a group of United Nations experts* urge the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to take this opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident.
The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.
This report covers the period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014
Red Cross Staff receive confirmed Ebola patients at the then new Ebola treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone in September. More than 25,000 cases have been registered and more than 10,000 deaths in the worst Ebola epidemic the world has seen. National Societies continue to be on the forfront of the reponse and the IFRC, and its Secretariat have worked together to support them.
Snapshot 13-19 August
Yemen: The 9 August Al Jawf ceasefire has been broken. Access to people affected by the conflict in Al Jawf is extremely limited due to persistent insecurity, and it is very difficult to obtain information. Almost 3,000 people have died in violence since the National Dialogue Conference took place on 25 January.
Experts available for interview on anniversary of waste dump
Dozens of local residents have told Amnesty International they fear the long-term health impact of toxic waste belonging to multinational oil trader Trafigura dumped in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, exactly eight years ago tomorrow.
Beginning of eviction from protected forest areas
The Government and its partners consult on the reduction of disaster risks
The national GBV coordination harmonizes communication tools
Lack of birth certificate for pupils is one of the major causes of low enrolment
Amnesty International et Greenpeace demandent l'ouverture d'une enquête pénale
Trafigura, multinationale responsable du déversement en 2006 de déchets toxiques à Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), à la suite duquel plus de 100 000 personnes ont dû se faire soigner, doit faire l'objet d'une enquête pénale au Royaume-Uni, concluent Amnesty International et Greenpeace International dans un nouveau rapport rendu public mardi 25 septembre 2012.
Report slams failure to prevent toxic waste dumping in West Africa
Amnesty International and Greenpeace call for criminal investigation
Trafigura, the multinational company behind the 2006 dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, resulting in over 100,000 people seeking medical assistance, must be criminally investigated in the UK, Amnesty International and Greenpeace Netherlands conclude in a major new report released today.
“I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world – as partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all our children. That partnership must be grounded in mutual responsibility and mutual respect.”
President Barack Obama
July 11, 2009,
The White House Blog
The Future of America’s Partnership with Sub-Saharan Africa
Grant T. Harris
June 14, 2012
10:05 AM EDT
Today, President Obama took another step in deepening our partnerships with the nations and peoples of sub-Saharan Africa. In signing a new Presidential Policy Directive on the region, President Obama has committed the United States to a forward-looking strategy in which we will work closely with our African partners to advance the prosperity, security, and dignity that citizens deserve.
Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.
Office of the Spokesperson
April 12, 2012
Following is the text of the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting Chair's Statement:
6668th Meeting (AM)
Council Must Be Free to Scan Horizon for Potential Friction on Basis of Evidence From Experts on Thematic Issues, Not Just in Response to Violence, Asserts Speaker
Sixty-sixth General Assembly
28th, 29th & 30th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
World Leaders Came to Express ‘Hopes and Needs of Their Nations’,
Salute Courage of Those Who Fought for Freedom, Dignity, Democracy around Globe
“It has been an historic and unforgettable debate,” said the President of the General Assembly this evening as he closed the annual event, but it was now time to shift attention to the crucial next step, “turning talk into real impact”.