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Governments urged to put first ever UN global migration pact in motion, post-Marrakech

The Member States who took part in the intergovernmental conference in Morocco “committed to a global migration framework based on facts not myths,” said Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration, adding that the framework would protect their national interests and enable better cooperation. Mrs Louise Arbour, who was speaking at a closing press […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN agencies bid to raise $5.5 billion for millions of Syrians, host communities

Some 5.6 million Syrians need help outside the war-torn country and one million of them are children born in exile, UN agencies and partners said on Tuesday, in an appeal for $5.5 billion to cover humanitarian needs for 2019. Since conflict erupted in Syria in 2011, host communities in neighboring countries have supported those who […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN Chief Hails Morocco’s Constructive Role in South-South Cooperation

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who was received Tuesday in Rabat by King Mohammed VI, commended the constructive role played by Morocco in boosting South-South cooperation based on solidarity and shared interests. Mr. Guterres arrived on Sunday in Marrakech to take part in the UN conference on migration marked by the adoption of the first […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

AfDB delivers strong development results in Egypt

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has published the ‘Country Results Brief’ on Egypt. The report, which looks at Egypt’s economic situation, puts a spotlight on Bank’s investments in the energy, agriculture, sanitation, industrial and social sectors. Over the past five years, Egypt has regained its position as the first foreign direct investment destination (FDI) in […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Arab League warns Brazil’s Bolsonaro against Jerusalem embassy move

The Arab League has written a letter to Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to warn him against moving Brasil’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The body said that any such move would harm the South American country’s ties with Arab allies, according to the text seen by Reuters. Mr Bolsonaro comes into office on January […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

The Global Compact on Migration initiates a new course of action -Morocco’s King Says

The Global Compact on Migration that was formally adopted Monday by over 160 countries at the intergovernmental conference held in Marrakesh initiates a new course of action, which embraces solidarity-based sovereignty rather than exclusion-centered nationalism, multilateralism rather than ostracism, and shared responsibility rather than institutionalized indifference. “The international community can be proud of the page […]

December 10th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: UN rejects US-drafted resolution condemning Hamas

The Unites States Thursday failed to garner decisive support at the UN to condemn Gaza ruler Hamas for firing rockets on Israel after a draft resolution championed by the US diplomat missed the target of two-thirds of the General assembly members. The UN-sponsored draft resolution received the backing of 83 countries, including the European Union […]

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen war: UN chief urges good faith as ‘milestone’ talks get underway in Sweden

Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the consultations underway in Sweden between the two Yemeni warring sides and urged the parties to make progress “by exercising flexibility and engaging in good faith and without pre-conditions”.    “The Secretary-General appeals to the warring parties to continue the de-escalation in Hudaydah and explore other measures to mitigate the life […]

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sahara: Geneva round table ends with rendez-vous for a new meeting early 2019

The delegations representing Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario which held an initial round table on the Moroccan Sahara issue in Geneva December 5-6, at the invitation of the UN envoy Horst Köhler, decided to meet again in the course of the first quarter of 2019. The joint statement issued after the first Geneva round […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions, airstrikes – Bachelet

The UN top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned the reported executions of civilians by violent extremists in the east of war-torn Syria, warning that an “at least 7,000” people in Deir-Ez-Zor province were trapped, amid efforts to dislodge ISIL from one of their last strongholds in the country. Speaking to journalists in Geneva on […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »