Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in AfricaNov 9, 2015The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted today the Africa launch of a new global programme to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector.
African Economic Conference 2015: Tackling poverty and inequality to meet the Sustainable Development GoalsNov 2, 2015Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by world leaders in September, policy-makers, development practitioners, and researchers are convening to lay out policy options to eradicate poverty and tackle inequality in Africa, in line with the new universal anti-poverty goals.
Japan renews its support for the elections in Côte d’IvoireOct 9, 2015The Government of Japan has granted an additional contribution of US$1.6 million for the 25 October elections in Côte d'Ivoire. This contribution will enable the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to acquire essential equipment, including 20,000 ballot boxes, 25,000 voting booths and 944,000 ballot box seals.
Japan, UN support reintegration of child soldiers in Eastern DRCOct 7, 2015Japan is contributing USD 4 million to help with the reintegration of former child soldiers and vulnerable children – including boys and girls who were victims of sexual violence -- in the province of North Kivu, situated in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
UN and partners vow support to end transition in the Central African RepublicOct 1, 2015UN Member States today expressed their support for peace and stability in the Central African Republic (CAR) during a high-level meeting on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
Commitment, financing required to lift Africa’s developmentSep 28, 2015Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), countries in Africa should use the world’s recently-launched Global Goals as an opportunity to achieve a development breakthrough, according to a report released here today.
Helen Clark: Statement on the outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for DevelopmentJul 16, 2015Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of StatesJul 15, 2015The African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today an initiative to support the low-value minerals and materials sector in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. The sector includes the mining of construction materials, dimension stones, industrial minerals and low-grade metals and precious stones.
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