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  • France: UNESCO invites entries for UNESCO-UNAM / Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts
    08 april 2017 08:10:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO has called on Members States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO to submit nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2017. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO Convention against Discrimination consultation takes stock of Education 2030 progress
    08 april 2017 07:57:43
    Paris, France (PANA) - Following the launch of the 9th Consultation of Member States on the measures taken to implement the Convention against Discrimination in Education in 2016, 66 member states have submitted their national reports to UNESCO. Full text...

  • Switzerland: 'Horrible attack in South Sudan town sends thousands fleeing across border'
    08 april 2017 06:47:56
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Host communities and aid agencies in Uganda are struggling to feed and shelter new refugees who have been displaced following a spike in violence in parts of neighbouring South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria province, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: WFP resumes full food rations in Kenyan refugee camps
    07 april 2017 20:43:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has resumed rations this month to refugees in Kenya's Dadaab and Kakuma camps, but cautioned that there is not enough funding to also provide cash transfers through the summer. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief appoints Malala Yousafzai as UN Messenger of Peace
    07 april 2017 20:39:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU commemorates Rwanda genocide
    07 april 2017 17:54:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Diplomats and representatives of the international community on Friday gathered at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 23rd Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide and paid tribute to the 800,000 lives lost during the 100 days of killing. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN chief appoints Rwandan force commander of UNMISS
    07 april 2017 16:44:51
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), it was announced here on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief calls for a future of tolerance, human rights for all
    07 april 2017 14:19:45
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Friday said the only way to honour the memory of the victims is to ensure such events never happen again. Full text...

  • Zambia: Opposition confronts Chinese Embassy over first lady's foundation donation
    07 april 2017 13:10:14
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Secretary General of the opposition Rainbow Party, Wynter Kabimba, has criticised the Chinese Embassy in Zambia for its recent cash donation of 200,000 kwacha to First Lady Esther Lungu’s foundation. ($1US=K9) Full text...

  • US: Guterres says adapting UN peace operations to changing world a 'shared responsibility'
    07 april 2017 09:35:10
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations peacekeepers face a raft of challenges – terrorism, hostile host governments, floods of illicit weapons, and sometimes being deployed to places where peace itself is at stake – Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, underscoring that all parts of the UN have a role to play in making sure 'blue helmets' can deliver on the mandates assigned to them. Full text...

  • UN: New UN peacekeeping chief tasks Malian parties on peace deal
    06 april 2017 20:32:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The new UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Thursday stressed the need for the parties to the conflict in Mali to redouble their efforts to accelerate the implementation of their 2015 peace agreement while expressing a concern about the volatile security situation in the West African country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Sudan creates additional humanitarian corridors for famine-hit South Sudan
    06 april 2017 12:22:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Sudanese government has agreed to open a humanitarian corridor for the delivery of the much-needed relief food to thousands of people affected by famine in South Sudan, the East Africa regional body said on Thursday. Full text...

  • US: Protecting refugees, ensuring security of countries 'complimentary goals', UN forum told
    06 april 2017 05:49:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Protecting refugees and assuring the safety of countries that receive them are complementary goals, a senior United Nations official on Wednesday said in a special security forum that discussed denying safe havens to people who finance or commit terrorist acts, or to terrorists who try to abuse the asylum system. Full text...

  • Kenya: Amnesty International condemns journos torture in Sudan
    05 april 2017 16:28:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide in the region, said Amnesty International on Wednesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo: MONUSCO deplores hostilities, escalating violence in Kasai region
    05 april 2017 11:18:55
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo has expressed alarm at ongoing reports from the Kasai region of escalating violence. Full text...

  • US: Sudan, AU, UN discuss Darfur exit strategy
    04 april 2017 20:14:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are actively discussing with the Government of Sudan how best to configure a strategy for AU-UN peacekeeping mission to eventually leave Darfur, the head of that operation said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: UN chief criticises US funding cut to UNFPA as based on 'inaccurate perception'
    04 april 2017 19:39:42
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday voiced deep regret at the decision by the United States to cut financial support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), stating that the announcement was based on a misinterpretation of the UN agency’s work. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief tasks governments on landmines, explosives
    03 april 2017 20:02:17
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged governments to remember landmines and explosive remnants of war when discussing peace agreements or when sending urgent humanitarian aid to conflict zones. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian government alerts public on new ISIS recruitment strategy
    03 april 2017 16:46:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Parents and guardians in Nigeria should monitor the activities of their children to prevent them from being recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has resorted to targeting vulnerable individuals, including foreign students, the Nigerian Federal Government warned on Monday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU moves to reduce financing of armed groups through conflict minerals
    03 april 2017 09:37:20
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council (EC) on Monday adopted a regulation aimed at stopping the financing of armed groups through trade in conflict minerals. Full text...

  • UN: UN official lauds Egypt's contributions to UN
    02 april 2017 00:27:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, has expressed gratitude to the Egyptian government for its longstanding contributions to the UN. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Top Boko Haram commander surrenders in northeast Nigeria
    01 april 2017 12:04:26
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army has announced the surrender of a top Boko Haram commander and arrest of two spies in northeastern Nigeria. Full text...

  • US: Security Council extends DRC peacekeeping mandate, but reduces troop strength
    01 april 2017 07:15:52
    New York, US (PANA) – The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year but reduced the number of troops. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU renews sanctions on three Libyans for six months
    31 march 2017 17:44:49
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council on Friday prolonged its sanctions against Libya targeting three citizens of the North African country for six months. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian govt., UNDP launch support project in Northeast Nigeria
    31 march 2017 13:54:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japanese Government have launched a new project to support early recovery activities in Northeast Nigeria which has been ravaged by Boko Haram violent activities. Full text...

  • Somalia: UNICEF says malnutrition, disease rise sharply among Somali children
    31 march 2017 07:06:45
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea – a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. Full text...

  • Central Africa Republic: Half of Central African population goes hungry
    30 march 2017 18:54:43
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - One year after the Central African Republic elected President Faustin Archange Touadera to power, violence and insecurity remain unchecked and half the population is going hungry, warned Oxfam on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian presidency urges calm amid reports of attacks against Nigerians in India
    30 march 2017 18:27:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Presidency has urged Nigerian students in India to be calm and vigilant, amid reports of attacks on them. Full text...

  • UN: 'Civilian protection, aid access at risk as violence flares in CAR'
    30 march 2017 16:54:02
    New York, US (PANA) - With a new outbreak of violence erupting in Central African Republic (CAR), acting UN Humanitarian Coordinator for CAR, Michel Yao, on Thursday urged warring parties to protect vulnerable civilian populations as a matter of priority and ensure free movement of relief aid workers. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Conflict in South Sudan affecting food security in "stable states"
    30 march 2017 16:46:30
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is affecting food security in some of the country’s more “stable states,” the head of the United Nations Mission UN in South Sudan, David Shearer said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Zambia: NGOs reject govt planned consultation on Zambia's membership to ICC
    30 march 2017 16:27:00
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia's Non-Governmental Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) is deeply saddened by the Patriotic Front (PF) government’s decision to spend about US$ 222,000 (Kwacha 2 million) on public consultation as to whether the country should pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR stresses importance of search missions on the Mediterranean
    30 march 2017 15:57:04
    New York, US (PANA) - With nearly 150 people dead or missing in another shipwreck off the Mediterranean coast, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Thursday stressed the importance of saving lives at sea. Full text...

  • UN: UN official lauds Ethiopia's commitments to UN
    30 march 2017 13:55:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, has expressed gratefulness for Ethiopia’s long-standing commitments to the work of the UN, including as one of the largest troop contributors to UN peacekeeping missions. Full text...

  • Kenya: Amnesty International decries killing of UN experts in DRC
    29 march 2017 16:17:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -The death of two United Nations experts in DR Congo's Kasai Province should not be in vain, but serve as a reminder of the urgent need to end the violence in the region Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: Lack of water, sanitation threaten children in famine-hit countries - UNICEF
    29 march 2017 15:14:19
    New York, US (PANA) - In famine-hit countries in Africa and the Middle East, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Wednesday, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief confirms death of missing experts in DRC
    29 march 2017 14:38:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has confirmed the deaths of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, two members of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo who went missing since 12 March, noting that the UN would do "everything possible to ensure that justice is done". Full text...

  • South Africa: Liberation hero Ahmed Kathrada laid to rest
    29 march 2017 10:13:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma were among the dignitaries who attended the funeral of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada at Johannesburg’s Westpark Cemetery on Wednesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo: UN and regional partners express concern about Kasaï unrest
    29 march 2017 05:37:26
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The United Nations and regional partner organizations have expressed deep concern about the situation in the central Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where at least two United Nations experts disappeared two weeks ago and dozens of police officers were reportedly found dead. Full text...

  • Kenya: FM confirms death of four Kenyan aid workers in South Sudan
    28 march 2017 19:07:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four Kenyans were among the six aid workers shot dead by gunmen in an ambush on 25 March in Pibor, eastern South Sudan, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said on Tuesday, Full text...

  • Botswana: Khama lifts suspension on Botswana judges
    28 march 2017 18:50:31
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama has lifted suspension on four local judges who had allegedly drawn housing allowance in addition to being provided residential accommodation by the government. Full text...

  • Niger: IOM launches reintegration projects for West African migrants with EU support
    28 march 2017 18:32:52
    Agadez, Niger (PANA) - With support from the European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger has launched 20 community-based reintegration projects for over 3,000 returning migrants in five of the primary countries of origin – Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Cameroon – as part of the Migrant Response and Resource Mechanism (MRRM). Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF needs US$225m to save children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
    28 march 2017 15:55:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the UN Chidlren's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, urgently calling for nearly US$255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Full text...

  • Kenya: Involve victims to prevent conflicts, Great Lakes Region told
    28 march 2017 15:48:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - As Burundi and South Sudan teeter on the verge of renewed conflict, with warnings of possible genocides, governments in the region should involve victims in preventing conflicts, according to a report released Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Defence Minister vows "We will capture Boko Haram leader, Shekau"
    28 march 2017 15:17:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (retired), Tuesday admitted that the wanted leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, is very much alive and hiding in “his fortress in Sambisa forest”, evading capture by disguising in masks. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia Police seek INTERPOL to track former Post Newspaper boss
    28 march 2017 14:22:02
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambian Police Service has disclosed that it is seeking the help of the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to pursue former Post Newspaper owner, Fred M’membe, who is out of the country and is wanted to answer charges for disobeying lawful court orders. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN Chief says the goings on in South Sudan is "enormous tragedy"
    28 march 2017 13:06:25
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Tuesday described the situation in South Sudan as "an enormous tragedy". Full text...

  • Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator demands attackers of aid workers be held accountable
    28 march 2017 12:31:46
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's humanitarian coordinator has demanded that perpetrators of the attack that claimed the lives of several Southern Sudanese should be brought to justice and be held to account. Full text...

  • Sudan: Burkina Faso pulls out of Darfur peacekeeping mission
    28 march 2017 12:10:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Burkina Faso says it is pulling out of the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Full text...

  • Kenya: Scale up civilian protection in DR Congo, rights body urges UN mission
    28 march 2017 10:43:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The mandate renewal of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is an opportunity for the UN to reaffirm its commitments to protecting civilians in the DR Congo conflict, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body decries arbitrary detention in South Sudan
    28 march 2017 10:30:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudanese authorities must release all people detained without charge by the security agencies, including 28 men currently held at the headquarters of the national intelligence agency in the capital, Juba, Amnesty International demanded on Tuesday. Full text...

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