Monthly Archives: February 2017

Rising Tensions Shrink Space for Dialogue between Serbia, Kosovo, Secretary-General’s Special Representative Tells Security Council

Heightened tensions between Serbia and Kosovo had reduced the space for political dialogue, a process that was as fragile as it was essential, the senior United Nations official in the Balkans region told the Security Council today.

Pressing authorities in Belgrade

IGAD Keeps on Building Capacity of Member States in Trans-boundary Water Governance

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning kick-started a two-day regional training course on Hydro-diplomacy and Negotiation Skills under the leadership of the Director of Agriculture and Environment Division- IGAD, Mr. Moham...

Russia Vetoes UN Syria Resolution for 7th Time

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China exercised a double veto Tuesday to block action in the United Nations Security Council aimed at sanctioning the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons against its own population.It was the seventh time in

Russia, China block Security Council action on use of chemical weapons in Syria

With 'no' votes from permanent members Russia and China, the United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would, according to press reports, have imposed sanctions against parties using chemical weapons in war-torn Syria.Whil...

People fleeing war more likely to find shelter in poorer countries, says UN refugee agency

Most of the 3.2 million people driven forcibly from their homes in early 2016 found shelter in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by the United Nations refugee agency."The biggest contributors providing a safe haven to the

Urgent Action Needed for Millions of People Facing Famine

GENEVA - The International Organization for Migration warns that many of the millions of people facing famine in three African countries and in Yemen risk starving to death without urgent action to help them.More than 20 million people reportedly

Impacts of Illegal Wildlife Trade on the Tourist Sector in Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy and Mission to the African Union are hosting an event on March 1 at 2:00 pm to engage the tourist sector in Ethiopia about the negative impacts of the illegal wildlife trade. Ethiopia is a transit country

Countdown to AMISOM withdrawal: Is Somalia ready?

The swearing-in last week of Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on its way.He won by a landslide, on a wave