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UN places Zimbabwe among 15 global hotspots suffering food insecurity

Emmerson Mnangagwa

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has placed Zimbabwe among 15 global hotspots at risk of deteriorating further into crisis if there is no rapid response to the prevailing food insecurity. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe About half the country’s population, 7.7 million people will need food assistance in 2020 as the country grapples with a severe drought and economic ...

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Over half of Zimbabweans face severe hunger, UN warns

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe is facing the worst hunger crisis in 10 years, a deputy director of the World Food Programme (WPF), who addressed the issue in the capital Harare, said on Monday, December 30, 2019. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe “More than half of the population of 14 million people is threatened by food insecurity,’’ deputy director, Niels Balzer, said. Balzer adding ...

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Ending poverty via private sector commitments: The Global Goal Strategy

Global Citizen

According to the United Nations, despite the positive global trend, poverty rates in Africa have increased with Nigeria as one of the countries topping the list as six people fall into extreme poverty every minute. L-R: Michael Sheldrick; Senior Special Adviser to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire; Global Citizen Nigeria Chairman, Babatunde Falawiyo; Global Citizen Senior Vice President ...

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Nations commit to roadmap to shape future of work in Africa

ILO

Representatives from 49 African countries have issued a call for a human-centred approach to the future of work, to unleash Africa’s potential for inclusive growth and create a future of work with social justice. A plenary session at the 14th African Regional Meeting (AFRM) The Abidjan Declaration, entitled “Advancing Social Justice: Shaping the future of work in Africa”, was issued by ...

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World Bank restates commitment to end poverty, reduce inequality

World Bank - NEWMAP

The World Bank has reiterated its commitment to ending extreme poverty and reduce inequality on the universe. Participants at the training workshop Majed Hamed, World Bank Lead Regional Safeguard Coordinator, made the submission in Lagos on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 during the opening of the Capacity Building Workshop on the New Environmental Safeguards Framework (ESF) organised by the World Bank ...

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The climate crisis is a child rights crisis – UNICEF

Displaced children

In the spirit of the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has shed some light on why the climate crisis is likewise a child rights crisis. Displaced children in a camp in Nigeria. Photo credit: Yahoo News In a fact sheet issued on Friday, December 6, 2019, the UN body warns ...

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Colonisation of Nature: Need for development with environmental justice – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In a presentation made on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the International Symposium on Environmental Thinking & Development Alternatives: South-South and South-North Views hosted by Universidad Nacional, Colombia, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), warns that protests will continue until governments wake up to the fact that they are elected to govern and not to babysit corporations ...

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Technology, globalisation endanger youth individuality – Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday, November 22, 2019 warned that technology and globalisation were homogenising young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species. Pope Francis The 82-year-old pontiff made his appeal for young people to hold on to the cultures handed down by their ancestors and cherish their roots at a ...

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Experts say green policies, legal routes needed for climate refugees

Jean-Christophe Dumont

Strong action on climate change as well as legal migration routes for those affected by environmental disasters are needed to address climate-related migration, experts on Friday, November 22, 2019 said. Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International Migration at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) The “tipping point” for climate migration “is already behind us,” Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International ...

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UN advocates collaboration on security threats in Sahel, Lake Chad Basin

Mohammed Ibn Chambas

The Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to West Africa and the Sahel, Amb. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has called for enhanced regional collaboration to tackle Boko Haram in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin region. Mohammed Ibn Chambas Chambas made the call while delivering a graduation lecture at the Nigerian Army War College for participants of Course ...

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