Month: September 2017

Jagland: Enorm krise sør for Sahara sender millioner på flukt

Under samtaler med tidligere Urix-programleder Christian Borch på Nobels Fredssenter torsdag, uttrykte Jagland bekymring for den voksende flyktningkrisen, skriver VG. – Det har vært lite kjent i Europa. Men det er under emning en enda større krise på den andre siden av Sahara enn den vi har sett på vår side av Sahara, som i Syria og Libya, sa Jagland, i samtalen, som var i regi av den norske Atlanterhavskomiteen. Sub-Sahara – eller Afrika sør for Sahara – er enkelt sagt benevnelsen som brukes om alle landene i Afrika som ikke tilhører Nord-Afrika. – Presidenten i Det Internasjonale Røde Kors fortalte meg...

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Procurement: Why new thinking is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

A new UNOPS publication examines the vital role procurement plays in driving sustainable development – both for today’s generation and the ones to follow. The search for a peaceful, inclusive and sustainably developed world is far from over. Although progress has been made, achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 requires innovative, transparent and efficient procurement. It’s a vital link that connects suppliers with buyers, donors with recipient governments, and the world’s most vulnerable with the goods and services they need. ​Les mer...

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Africa Takes the Lead to Support Refugees and their Hosts with Long-Term Solutions

Taking the initiative to work towards lasting solutions, Andrew Ndaamunhu Bvumbe, the World Bank Group Executive Director for Africa Group 1 Constituency convened a High Level Panel Discussion on forced displacement in Africa and impact on Economies of Host Countries during the recent WBG-IMF Spring Meetings. Facing continued crises that cause displacement, Ministers and Representatives of Uganda, Chad, Kenya and Ethiopia, joined the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, at that Panel to discuss hosting challenges, share experiences and explore opportunities for the future. Les mer...

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Educating Girls, Ending Child Marriage

Girls often get married because of pressure from parents and relatives, poverty and lack of alternatives. Limited access to quality education and families’ prioritization of boys’ rather than girls’ education–in part because of limited job opportunities–contribute to perpetuate the practice.  Les mer...

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Sustainable development Goals 2030

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you. Do you want to get involved? You can start by telling everyone about them. We’ve also put together a list of actions that you can take in your everyday life to contribute to a sustainable future. Les mer...

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