Daily Archives: March 6, 2019

Without tackling ‘gross inequalities’ major issues will go unsolved, warns UN rights chief Bachelet

Inequality continues to drive rights violations everywhere, but some countries have made significant progress in tackling the problem, not least in women's rights, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights …

One Year On, Africa Free Trade Deal Nears Reality

Almost a year after the formal launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the plan is inching toward the 22-country threshold needed for implementation.

The African Union envisioned …

One Year On, Africa Free Trade Deal Nears Reality

Almost a year after the formal launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the plan is inching toward the 22-country threshold needed for implementation.

The African Union envisioned …

Secretary-General Urges ‘Wholesale, Rapid, Radical Change’ to Male-Defined Culture in Message for International Women’s Day

Following is UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' message for International Women's Day, observed on 8 March:

Gender equality and women's rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human …

ECA Urges Africa to Focus on Innovation, Create Decent Jobs

Addis Ababa Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has urged Africa to innovate if the continent is to create sufficient decent jobs for its growing youthful population.

Speaking at a joint …