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New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Stephanie Koury of the United States as Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs for Libya in the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). She succeeds Mr. Raisedon Zenenga of Zimbabwe, to whom the Secretary-General is [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - The Gaza conflict “is also a war on women”, who continue to suffer its devastating impacts, the UN agency championing gender equality has said. UN Women estimated that 9,000 women have been reportedly killed by Israeli forces since the war erupted nearly five months ago. However, the [...]

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Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) – World Trade Organisation (WTO) members concluded the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), late on Friday with the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration setting out a forward-looking, reform agenda for the organization. Ministers also took a number of ministerial decisions, including [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 42-month arrangement of US$390 million under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Togo. The arrangement provide an immediate disbursement of US$68.3 million. Togo continues to face headwinds, following a series of shocks in recent years. [...]

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has expressed deep regrets at the violence in Chad that has led to the death and injury of a number of people. In a communique, he prayed that the souls of the dead would rest [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - More than one dozen aid organisations have expressed deep concern about the current and potential future suspension of funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). This is in light of the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and the Israeli advance on Rafah, the last [...]

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The following are the exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling on Saturday as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Currency               Buying          Selling Burundi Franc      0.8797            0.8878 Euro                    2,730.9828    [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - Progress on advancing equality and fairness for all, regardless of gender, sexuality or HIV status, is in peril, the UN agency dedicated to ending AIDS by 2030 said on Friday, marking Zero Discrimination Day.  The day of activism was established by UNAIDS a decade ago.  But, despite [...]

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N'djamena, Chad (PANA) - The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, raised increasing concern on Friday that more refugees will cross into Chad from Darfur in the coming weeks amid a worrying lack of food and other essentials. Almost a year since the start of the civil war between rival militaries in Sudan, neighbouring [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres, the UN weather agency (WMO) said on Friday. Summarising the state of the climate, the month ended with extreme heat in the southern hemisphere where it’s summer, while high temperatures atypical of the northern hemisphere winter [...]

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Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has voiced deep concern over the escalating humanitarian crisis in the restive Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique following a recent surge in violence and attacks by armed groups.  More than 70,000 people have fled their homes for southern districts since the [...]

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