World leaders today adopted the Political Declaration of the High level Midterm Review on the Implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014 2024, at the outset of a two day General Assembly …"World Leaders Adopt Political Declaration to Address Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries, Promote Strong Partnerships with Neighbours"
Rome – World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils.
The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes …"World food prices jump in November"
While nomadic herding has peacefully existed for centuries, the traditional practice is now facing increased pressure in West Africa and the Sahel region due to reduced land, scarce water, climate change and the proliferation of illegally armed groups, delegates told …"Deadlier Conflicts, Climate Change Threaten Cross-Border Herding in West Africa, Delegates Tell Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission"
KAMPALA, UGANDA – Nearly one-third of Uganda’s new HIV infections occur among 15-to-25-year-olds, who say that although there has been progress, stigma is still a problem. To raise awareness ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, Uganda holds an …"Ugandan Pageant Fights HIV Stigma"
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary General.
**Secretary General’s Travels
Today, in Berlin, in Germany, the Secretary General called on Member States, companies, technology experts and civil society to …"Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General"
(PORT SUDAN, SUDAN) The IGAD Mediation Support Unit (MSU) in partnership with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) yesterday concluded a three-day workshop on capacity building and provision of technical assistance to key national institutions, CSOs …"IGAD MSU PROVIDES CAPACITY BUILDING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ON MEDIATION, CONFLICT PREVENTION AND PEACE BUILDING IN PORT SUDAN"