Daily Archives: June 11, 2014
African economic development over the past decade has been remarkable, with Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy lauded as one of the fastest growing regions in the world. But, thanks to a significant lack of infrastructure, phase two of the continents’ economic transformation is plagued, especially when trying to connect to rural communities.
Les pays sévissent contre la pêche illégale, non déclarée et non réglementée / Feu vert du Comité des pêches aux Directives volontaires pour la conduite de l’État du pavillon
ROME, Italie, 11 juin 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Les pays ont fait un grand pas en avant dans la lutte contre la pêche illégale, non déclarée et non réglementée (INN) en approuvant aujourd’hui une série de directives internationales qui rendront les États plus responsables des activités des navires de pêche battant le pavillon de leur État.
Countries crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing / FAO’s Committee on Fisheries greenlights Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance
ROME, Italy, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags.
GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With 1.4 million people displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan since December (one million inside the country and almost 400,000 refugees in the region), IOM has warned that the humanitarian situation will worsen in the coming months and will affect one in two South Sudanese before the end of the year.
GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM’s fifth IDP Return Intention Survey carried out in Bangui, Central African Republic and released yesterday quantifies the increasing hardship experienced by the displaced population. Interviews were carried out from 19-23 May at 34 displacement sites in Bangui with 575 displaced persons.
GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Chad has launched a major qualitative study on human trafficking in Chad, as part of a two-year US State Department-funded project: “Strengthening Chad’s Capacity to Prevent and Combat Trafficking in Persons”.
GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Director General William Lacy Swing today called for urgent international action and intensified cooperation following the arrival of over 5,470 migrants by boat in Sicily over the weekend. Over 50,000 migrants and asylum seekers have now reached Italy from North Africa in 2014.
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will visit Madagascar on June 11-13 to confirm the resumption of development cooperation with the country and launch the discussions on the programming of EU funding for the period 2014-2020. The visit will contribute to mark the return to normality in the EU-Madagascar relations, following the end of the political crisis in the country.