Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.
It is not impossible to address the challenges of the Lake Chad region if local people can find ways to make a sustainable living, said Bineta Diop, AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, adding that the linkage between poverty and radicalization was “obvious”. Daniel Dickinson asked her how big the development challenges were in the area.
The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday.
With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there.
Three years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations continues brokering new partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), participants told a forum at UN Headquarters on Wednesday.
It’s World Water Day, and for our Podcast Classics series: Marlon Brando narrates the story of how the UN Technical Assistance Administration brought “pure, sweet, flowing” water to one Bolivian village; and a look back at the 1950s struggle to provide access to clean running water in El Salvador.