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SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 2019

World Humanitarian Day honours aid workers around the world who risk their own lives to help save and improve the lives of others. This year, we pay special tribute to women humanitarians and the huge difference they make for millions of women, men and children in urgent need. From supporting civilians caught up in crisis to addressing disease outbreaks, women …

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FAO and MALR work towards Sectoral Disaster Risk Reduction action planning for agriculture in Egypt

  Cairo, August 8, 2019 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) in Egypt conducted an inception and consultation workshop to initiate work towards the Sectoral Disaster Risk Reduction “DRR” action planning for agriculture in Egypt. The main objectives of the three days’ workshop were to …

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The Secretary-General’s Message On The International Day Of The World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August 2019

  This year marks the International Year of Indigenous Languages, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to draw attention to the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote indigenous languages.    Languages are how we communicate, and they are inextricably linked to our cultures, histories and identity.  Almost half of the world’s estimated 6,700 languages – of which most …

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The Secretary-General’s Message On International Youth Day 12 August 2019

      International Youth Day is 20 years old. This year, Youth Day highlights the theme of Transforming Education to make it more inclusive, accessible and relevant to today’s world.    All these elements are included in Youth 2030, the United Nations strategy to increase our engagement with young people and support them in realizing their rights.   Today, …

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Security Council Press Statement on Acts of Terrorism in Cairo, Egypt

  New York, 6 August 2019  The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the cowardly terrorist attack in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, 4 August 2019, which resulted in at least 20 killed and others injured. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the …

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The European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime launch a 15 million Euros 3-year project to dismantle migrant smuggling and human trafficking criminal networks in North Africa

The European Union  and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa are launching a three-year project aimed at supporting Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in dismantling migrant smuggling and human trafficking criminal networks operating in North Africa. The European Union has set a budget of 15 million Euros for the project, which …

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New UN report shows record number of children killed and maimed in conflict

A new UN report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict; the year saw the highest numbers killed or maimed since the United Nations began monitoring the violation. In the 20 conflict situations monitored in the 2018 edition of the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, released …

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