Tag: United Nations
Here’s how African youths are bracing themselves for UN-endorsed “Decade of Action for Global Goals”
Yesterday the United Nations (UN) announced that 2020 to 2030 is declared the "Decade of Action for Global Goals". Last year the UN Secretary General called on all sectors of society to mobilize on three levels; global action, local action and people action, the latter including civil society, the media, private sector, unions, academia and of course, Youth. Natalie Robi Tingo represents a panel of youth that's launching today in response to this call. 12 young activists from 12 countries around the world are pledging to rally and mobilize. Kenyan Activist and only member of East Africa, Natalie Robi Tingo joins CNBC Africa for more.
Extreme flooding has devastated South Sudan, with the UN reporting that some one million people have been displaced, and Oxfam reporting that the floods have caused livestock and crops to be destroyed; and schools and health clinics to be closed. Analyst, Akol Dok joins CNBC Africa for more.
The United Nations says eliminating violence against women and girls is key to achieving gender equality and women empowerment – it is also vital to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, explore solutions to issues affecting the Nigerian girl-child, Founder of Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), Kemi Dasilva-Ibru joins CNBC Africa.
On the side line of Youthconnekt Africa Summit 2019 – on how a young girl can seize opportunities and live up to her full potential, CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to Deputy General Regional Director of UN Woman in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Zebib Kavuma.
UN estimates that there are over 226 million people aged between 15-24 in Africa, making it the most youthful continent – however, this has come with challenges, such as high unemployment rates currently estimated at about 60 per cent. The President of Rwanda inaugurated the 3rd edition of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit that will this year, look into ways to understand the potential of the continent’s youthful population. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo has more.
At last week's UN Youth Climate Summit, Ghislain Irakoze, Founder of ‘wastezone’, an e-waste recycling company was one of the 100 young people selected to find solutions on climate change. On the dangers and opportunities the e-waste industry provides, he joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.
News has broken from the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) during his trip to the DRC on Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak in the country, which is the second worst in history, is finally, "on the retreat". He went on to warn that the risk was still high and that there was no room for complacency, but is this the sign of relief that the region has been waiting for? Coordinator of UN Emergency Ebola Response, David Gressly joins CNBC Africa for more.
World leaders made new commitments totalling $932.1 million and announced new campaigns to end extreme poverty. To discuss this – on the sidelines of the Global Citizen Festival in New York, CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa caught up with Deputy Secretary General of United Nations, Amina Mohammed for more.