Geneva: Minister of Health Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane was recently entrusted by the 47 member states the World Health Organisation African Region to present the topic of ‘Health in the post-2015 Dev
Johannesburg: The Post-2015 Consensus held a country specific seminar on the post-2015 development agenda in South Africa on 21st May, the eighth seminar in a series of 10 seminars to be held aroun
Abidjan: With Africa’s population set to triple by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the
Nairobi: Kenya has kicked off Africa’s push for reforms in the United Nations’ most powerful arm by lobbying for Russia’s support, ahead of the UN's 70th anniversary.
Lusaka: African countries must embrace climate smart agriculture practices if the continent is to attain food security and nutrition in the face of climate change, says New Partnership for African
Abuja: The UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Accra, Ghana, says African governments and other stakeholders must take steps to mitigate climate change impact on foo
New York: The world is facing complex challenges regarding the future of sustainable energy which demand comprehensive and immediate solutions, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson
Delegates tasked with hammering out an outcome document for a UN conference on development finance reviewed a revised draft during an informal session held last week in New York, completing a parag
Addis Ababa: The African Union Headquarters hosted on 19th May 2015, the conference-debate of the "Fridays of the Commission" under the theme “Towards the Third International Conference on Financin
This year, governments will agree Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period to 2030, and a new global climate agreement, to take effect from 2020.
Johannesburg: International and African experts on human rights and illicit financial flows are convening in Johannesburg, South Africa this week for a multi-day conference on the linkages between
Civil society experts, ministers and ambassadors from five continents met in Copenhagen from 5-7 May for the Eurodad-IBIS international conference on Financing for Development (FfD).
Lagos: The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa concluded a three-day working session to create a roadmap on how to implement an ambitious plan to initiate
Amid conversations about indicators for measuring progress on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, Saferworld’s Thomas Wheeler explores the question of who should be producing the data that
Nairobi: Ministries of agriculture, environment and trade in East Africa need to harmonise their policies to effectively deal with issues of climate change, food security and trade.
Nairobi: Although Africa contributes only about 3.8% of total greenhouse gas emissions, the continent is among the most vulnerable in the world.
Preface: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), formulated on the basis of the Millennium Declaration during the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, are the most com
Thematic resolutions adopted at the Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the 56th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples's Rights a
Johannesburg: Africa, widely believed to rely on aid and donations from the developed world, is leading the fight against hunger and poverty on the continent.