TUNISIA – The African Development Bank and its partners will organise the second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa. The forum will convene at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco from 14 -17 October 2014.
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GENEVA – The Committee on the Rights of the Child opened its sixty-sixth session on 26 May 2014 hearing an address by Nathalie Prouvez, Chief of the Rule of Law and Democracy Section, Research and Right to Development Division of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
GENEVA – Martin Chungong, the new IPU Secretary General has committed to making the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) a truly inclusive and diverse global organization by reaching out to marginalized regions and parliaments in need of support.
KIGALI – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on Wednesday, May 22, 2014 in Kigali, signed its first post-revolution grant agreement with the Libyan authorities, to assist with leadership capacity building and democratic transition in the country.
GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, Mutuma Ruteere, highlighting the issue of racism on the Internet and social media, warned that the rise of extremist political parties and groups poses a threat to democracy and human rights.
GENEVA – A group of United Nations independent experts on slavery, migrants and trafficking has called on world Governments to adopt a legally binding international protocol to respond to today’s challenge of forced labour worldwide.
SENEGAl – The Board of Directors of the West African Development Bank (BOAD) held its 93rd ordinary session on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at the premises of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in Dakar under the presidency of Mr Christian Adovelande, Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of BOAD.
ALGERIA – Royal Philips unveiled the spectacular illumination of Algeria’s iconic Maqam Echahid with its latest LED lighting technology, boosting the beautification of the city of Algiers and cutting energy consumption by 75%.