Per the principle of geographical rotation, the president of UNGA 74 was to be elected from the African Group. Muhammad-Bande was the only official candidate for the presidency, and after an informal dialogue on his candidature in May 2019, he was elected
Climate change is no worse than the IPCC says it is, and is amenable to prompt action. Governments manage to cooperate and agree to a new treaty to cut carbon by 2030, and a global structure is set up to ensure compliance.
Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair, welcomed the expected approval of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 Guidelines on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, noting that this will ensure that the methodology used to determine national inventories is based on the latest s
The hearing is part of the preparatory process for the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on universal health coverage, which will take place on 23 September 2019 in New York, with the overall theme: Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build
UNICEF launched an appeal for USD 122 million to bring humanitarian aid to Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, following a rise in cholera and malaria cases after Cyclone Idai, while WHO unveiled a global influenza strategy to reduce the yearly occurrence of
In recent months, the Trump administration has taken a hard line, refusing to agree to any UN documents that refer to sexual or reproductive health, on grounds that such language implies support for abortions. It has also opposed the use of the word “gend
UN’s Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF) introduces “integrated national financing frameworks” to help countries align their financing policies with their strategies and priorities.
On 24 and 25 September 2019, Heads of State and Government will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to follow up and comprehensively review progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustaina
As part of the collaboration, IsDB will help leverage new funding through the GPE Multiplier, an innovative funding mechanism that provides low- and lower middle-income countries one dollar from GPE for every three dollars they raise from other sources
Climate change is a threat multiplier. If we don’t act urgently and with more ambition, it will destabilize the global economy, create conflict, displacement and cause incredible suffering for people everywhere. But climate change also provides our single
I missed Marvin and didn’t wish to let him go completely. Many a times I clandestinely met up with him, stayed even two days at his place and Calvin had no idea. So, that’s how a 22 year-old me started seeing two people at a go.
It’s really not your place to interfere. There could be much more complex issues going on in the background, of which you’re not aware. And by interfering you could potentially destroy a delicate system.
The principle of “lockdown” as a preventive measure for stopping the spread of the corona virus became popular globally ushering in an unprecedented shut down of just about every sector and world system. Migration came to a standstill, economic activity f
I join that fray and pray those seeking ‘girlfriend allowance’ should just forward curriculum vitaes to the suitor and seek employment. That way, they would get the scope of their tasks and be informed of the monthly allowance to be remunerated!
Uganda has to face Coronavirus not hide from it. How long can you hide under Lockdown? 2 more weeks? 4 weeks? Uganda's deaths and the low death toll in Africa show the virus is not as deadly as first thought.
The Democratic establishment could bull ahead with a damaged, unfit nominee, whose opponent will gleefully exploit their shameless hypocrisy, and dramatically set back the feminist causes they claim to believe in.
Meeting my favorite and most inspirational woman, Michelle Obama, was the experience of a lifetime! I went to the Obama Foundation offices in New York with the founders of She’s the First to participate in a discussion with other girls’ education advocat
Devil On The Cross was written on toilet paper while Ngugi was in prison and like most of his work, it was originally written Gikuyu, his native language. It is true fodder for an objectively minded reader.
President Trump, who is an avid fan of golf, a sport he is known to play regularly, including on frequent trips to the multiple golf properties he owns, announced Monday that he will award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after his win Sunday
It is at this point that I invite us to take a break and ask ourselves some pressing questions. What kind of poor upbringing would make you not want to properly queue for a service? What kind of fatherly battering would make you degenerate into a person w
What I find more annoying on Twitter is the hype that these so called cool children who went to SMACK and Namilyango can have for things. You guys brought us Fik Fameica, we said eh! You sold us Krusty Krab we said kinda. And now you guys want to sell us
South African Airways has not made a profit for seven years. This is due to using old fashioned aircraft, dropping domestic demand and big international competitors moving in on their routes to Europe and the Middle East.
The aircraft felt old, the seat was uncomfortable, the pitch dense, and the tray table was way too friendly. The food was inadequate and not nice and nowhere to put the rubbish, so I won’t be choosing KLM again.
The standard cause of turbulence is turbulent air in the atmosphere. Jet streams cause sudden changes in wind speed that can shake the aircraft. The other type of turbulence is thermal, which is created by hot air that rises, usually from cumulus clouds a
Topping the list is British Airways' London Heathrow - New York JFK flight, which netted the airline $1.15 billion. According to Traveller, the route was also the first to earn a carrier more than $1 billion.
The ring is not a symbol of love, but of work. Love is behavior, and it takes a mature man to go through the process of procuring an engagement ring, whether by saving enough to buy a jet ski or seeking out a modest gift that blows his fiance’s mind.