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North Africa set to adopt five-year plan to boost youth employment: ILO

The United Nations labour agency has warned that countries in North Africa need to adopt a broader, more concerted response to tackle the crisis of youth unemployment, with the youth unemployment rate now standing at 28.8 percent, twice the global average. “Arguably, the single biggest global development challenge in the decades to come will be the need to integrate hundreds …

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Workshop for Building Capacity of Analyzing Disrupted Health Systems

EU/Libya Health System Strengthening Project 2: Strengthening Health information system And Medicines Supply chain management SHAMS Project in Libya An intensive workshop was launched on Monday aiming to build capacity of analyzing disrupted health systems. The workshop is part of the EU funded SHAMS project workplan that is technically led by WHO Country Office in Libya. This capacity building activity …

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Furthering the Region’s Green Agenda

By H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and Chairman of World Green Economy Summit. Dubai, UAE – In April, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), a United Nations body, released its latest ‘Status of the Global Climate’ report, which detailed the string of climate …

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Pio-Tech sponsored Princess Sumaya University for Technology-Model United Nations conference 2016

As Pio-Tech always believe in the importance of youth contribution in the community development and to more delve into the real world topics, Pio-Tech sponsored and supported the PSUT-Model United Nations conference “The Journey of Future Leaders towards the Rise of Humanity” that was held in Ayass Hotel Amman-Jordan and more than 120 student from different universities joined the event …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation launches Arab Knowledge Index in cooperation with UNDP

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme announced during a press conference at the Knowledge Summit 2015 in Dubai the launch of the first edition of the Arab Knowledge Index, offering a systematic mechanism to monitor the status of knowledge in the Arab countries every year. Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, …

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Iraq’s Business Future to Benefit from Rapid Technology Adoption

United Nations and Independent Analysts Hail Transformational Power of IT. Iraq’s future business development requires structured and timely access to cutting-edge information and communications technology solutions, industry experts and United Nations officials agree. “The benefits from IT use are not an outcome of the technology itself but of what technology enables, for example, access to information which may reduce transaction …

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Tunisia: UN expert group calls for guarantees on gender equality and women’s rights advancement

The United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice called on the Government of Tunisia to adopt stronger constitutional provisions on gender equality and non-discrimination, and to implement temporary special measures to accelerate increased participation of women in all spheres of lives. “We are concerned at the persistence of loopholes and ambiguities in the current …

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Tunisia: “Human rights need to be at the heart of the transitional justice process” – UN Special Rapporteur

United Nations expert Pablo de Greiff welcomed the Tunisian government’s efforts to implement transitional justice measures over the last two years, especially in the areas of truth and reparations, but urged the authorities to further their efforts on prosecutions, in the areas of institutional reform of the judiciary and the security sector, including vetting, which are essential to guarantee the …

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New permanent representative of Egypt presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations, Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil, presented his credentials today to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Until his appointment, Mr. Khalil served, in Cairo, as Egypt’s Acting Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Economic Affairs and International Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from January to June 2011. He was Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister …

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