ENVIRONMENT

European Union and FAO to step up efforts to combat illegal timber trade

Tropical timber The European Union (EU) and FAO have agreed to step up joint efforts to support tropical timber producing countries in curbing illegal logging, improving forest governance and promoting the trade of legally sourced timber. Doing so is expected to not only reduce the environmental impacts of illegal logging and mitigate climate change but […]

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Sahara Desert : Africa in Pictures

A selections of photos of the Sahara desert.

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Message on World Habitat Day

Each year on World Habitat Day, we reflect on the state of human settlements and on what we want the cities of the future to look like. This year’s observance follows the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – an inspiring new framework that will guide our efforts to end poverty and ensure […]

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Ivory Coast resuming diamond trade thanks to Belgium

In 2003, the UN imposed sanctions on Ivory Coast, forbidding the country to trade diamonds. Now that political calm has returned, Belgium’s FPS Foreign Affairs and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre are helping the Ivorian government set up a monitoring system

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Electric bugs used to detect water pollution

Electric bugs used to detect water pollution Scientists from Bath have developed a low-cost device that could be used in developing countries to monitor the quality of drinking water in real time without costly lab equipment. Current methods of detecting pollutants in water are costly, time-consuming and require specialist technical expertise. However researchers from the […]

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Burkina Faso : Women Entrepreneurs get New Support

Canada Announces New Support to Women Entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso / During his third trade mission to Africa, Minister Fast announces a new Canadian contribution that will improve the professional capacities and living conditions of women rice prod OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, […]

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Award for Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management in Sub Saharan Africa Award Ceremony   WHAT: Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management in Sub Saharan Africa Award Ceremony   WHEN: Tuesday 17th June 2014 at 10.30am.   WHERE: Safari Park Hotel     The Equator Prize for Sustainable […]

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Nairobi: 1st UNEA – Environmental Sustainability

  First UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi Heralds New Era in Global Efforts to Address Environmental Sustainability NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other High-Level Representatives from 160 UN Member and Observer States, UN Heads of Agencies, Business and Civil Society Set to participate The First UN […]

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Due diligence for conflict minerals

  Africa: Statement Concerning the Continued Importance of Due Diligence for Conflict Minerals Identified in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 26, 2014   The Department of State recognizes recent progress in […]

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African Ministers Responsible for Meteorology Seek to Increase Community Resilience

African Ministers Responsible for Meteorology Seek to Increase Community Resilience HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Climate change occasioned by severe weather and extreme climate events is exacerbating multiple stresses such as food insecurity and spread of diseases in Africa. In 2012 alone, an estimated 37.3 million Africans were negatively affected by […]

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Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water visits Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 14-16 May, Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water João Baptista Borges is visiting Sweden with a delegation. The main focus of the visit is to promote a business exchange between Sweden and Angola. The visit is also a follow-up of of the visits to Angola […]

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Central African Republic : Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools

Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in Central African Republic / FAO also providing longer-term assistance to rebuild livelihoods and increase resilience in conflict-stricken nation ROME, Italy, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A major operation to distribute seeds and tools has been launched in the Central African Republic to support crisis-hit farming families. […]

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