IGAD kicks off national consultations for East/Horn of Africa strategy on preventing and responding to violent extremismJul 27, 2016The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) plus Tanzania officially launched today national consultations to develop a strategy for preventing and countering violent extremism in the east and horn of Africa sub-region. IGAD Member States include Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.
Benin voters prepare for presidential pollsFeb 22, 2016Almost 5 million Beninese are expected at the polls on 6 March 2016 for the first round of the presidential elections. 32 candidates, including two women, are running to succeed current President Boni Yayi.
Nigeriens vote for new president and parliament in key voteFeb 22, 2016Nigeriens headed to the ballot box on Sunday 21 February to choose a new president and members of parliament, in elections seen by many as a critical, being the second such polls since a coup d’Etat in February 2010.
"The foundations for achieving sustainable development and peacebuilding goals in Mali are in place" says Helen ClarkFeb 10, 2016The Administrator held discussions with technical and financial partners on development support in a post-crisis context.
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- Gender inequity, poverty among women, weak economic capacity, sexual and gender-based violence including female genital mutilation (FGM) are major impediments to the amelioration of women's health in the African Region. To ensure that women and men have equal access to the necessary opportunities to achieve their full health potential and health equity, the health sector and the community need to recognize that women and men differ in terms of both sex and gender. Because of social (gender) and biological (sex) differences, women and men experience different health risks, health-seeking behaviour, health outcomes and responses from health systems. Furthermore, gender social stratifications have resulted in unequal benefits among various social groups of women and men as well as between women and men. Hence, continued support to Member States to roll out the Women's health strategy and its resolution, and integrating gender into health policies and programmes have been the major achievements. Ministry of Health- Uganda UNWOMEN unfpa - Uganda UNFPA World Health Organization (WHO) United Nations Development Programme - UNDP UN Human Rights Uganda UNICEF Uganda 3 hours ago
- Happy #NationalDanceDay from ADI!! To celebrate, we are proud to announce our upcoming show, Girl Power! on Oct 8 & 9 at the Rollins Theater at the Long Center Inspired by the video created through the collaboration of the United Nations and The Spice Girls to promote The Global Goals, at ADI we created our own version. Check it out! #WhatIReallyReallyWant #ADISummer2016 #austindanceindia #GenderEquality #SDGs #OwnYourGoals #GlobalGoals UN Woman Global Goals for Sustainable Development United Nations Development Programme - UNDPThe United Nations Millennium Goals : Worthy of Global Support 3 hours ago
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