Delegates Highlight Unacceptable Burden Economic Crises, Conflicts Place on Young People, as Third Committee Discusses Children’s Rights

GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE   SEVENTY-SEVENTH SESSION,   11TH & 12TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)   Briefing the committee, Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary‑General for Children and Armed Conflict, said that 24,000 grave violations committed against children were recorded in 2021 and that the abduction of girls has increased by 40 per cent. She highlighted her Office’s proposal […]

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States Must Uphold Rule of Law, Fundamental Freedoms When Responding to Global Emergencies, Speakers Stress, as Sixth Committee Continues Debate on Principle

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SIXTH COMMITTEE   SEVENTY-SEVENTH SESSION, 7TH & 8TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)   Underscoring the need to uphold the rule of law when introducing measures to respond to global emergencies or incorporating new technology into justice systems, speakers warned of the potential to erode human rights and fundamental freedoms, as the Sixth Committee continued its debate on the […]

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A learning paper on gender responsive cash and livelihood programming in South Sudan

This paper captures learning outcomes from Islamic Relief South Sudan’s year gender-responsive relief assistance and community recovery integrated humanitarian response funded by Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (Sida). It particularly examines cash programming and livelihoods, to understand gender mainstreaming, protection and inclusion components using a rights-based approach. It highlights interventions and key findings and provides a set of recommendations for […]

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Communiqué of the 1108th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 29 September 2022, on the Considering the Political and Security Situation in the Abyei Region

COMMUNIQUÉ   Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1108th meeting held on 29 September 2022, considering the political and security situation in the Abyei region:   The Peace and Security Council,   Recalling its previous decisions on the situation in the Abyei region, particularly, Communique [PSC/PR/COMM.2(DXXIX)] adopted at its 529th meeting […]

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RIFI: WE AFFIRM THE CONTINUED STRUGGLE AGAINST IRAN’S PROJECT IN LEBANON

Saudi Ambassador to Beirut, Walid Al-Bukhari, considered that Tripoli, the capital of Lebanon’s northern region, is “the den of Arabism and its beating heart of moderation, a capital that resembles its historical fortress, a city of intellect and writers, with its roots engraved deep in the Arab world and nourished by it.” He added: “The goal and aspiration of the […]

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Soccer – L1 (Playoff): ES Zarzis will play decisive match against ES Metlaoui

ES Zarzis defeated CS Hammam-lif (3-1), in a playoff match to determine the team that will play the decisive match to complete the composition of Group B in the first phase of Tunisia’s national soccer League 1, played Saturday in Sfax. CS Hammam-Lif were the first to score through Oussama Bejaoui (4), but ES Zarzis quickly equalised by Mansour Mraihi […]

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Tunisia’s volleyball Cup (2021-2022): Etoile Sahel qualify for final

Etoile Sahel qualified for the final of Tunisia’s volleyball Cup (season 2021-2022), after defeating CS Sfaxien 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-20), at a replayed semi-final game Saturday in Sfax. In the final, scheduled for October 14 in Rades, Etoile du Sahel will meet Esperance of Tunis who had booked their qualification last April 23 after a win over AS Marsa (3-1). […]

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1st Sfax New Cruising Destination Forum to promote Tunisia’s heritage

Several tours will be organised to Sfax’s archeological sites and historic monuments, as well as to the Gabes oases during the 1st Sfax New Cruising Destination, due October 11, in a bid to promote the Tunisian heritage among cruise tourists. On the agenda of the forum, which is part of the Tunisian southern governorates’ regional development strategies and promotion of […]

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Tataouine: local labour union calls strike in some companies

The local labour union (URT) in Tataouine called on employees of the company “société du Sud pour les services” to go for a 3-day strike from Tuesday, October 18. This decision was taken at a meeting that reviewed working conditions within the company that now operates in the “Oasis” site of Austrian oil company “OMV”. In a statement issued after […]

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OTDDPH, HI ink partnership agreement to promote rights of persons with disabilities in Bizerte

A partnership agreement was recently inked by the Tunisian Organisation for the Defence of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (OTDDPH) and the Humanity and Inclusion (HI) organisation, to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in Bizerte governorate, as part of phase II of the “Emploi et Handicap” (Employment and Disability) project. This agreement targets about 38 thousand persons […]

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Preparations for joint commission at heart of meeting between Jerandi and Cameroon’s ambassador

Preparations for the Tunisian-Cameroonian joint commission scheduled for 2023 were at heart of a meeting on Friday between Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi and Cameroon’s ambassador in Tunis Victor Loe. The two sides laid emphasis on the need to present concrete cooperation proposals to be examined during this bilateral meeting and that are likely to […]

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Ennahdha calls for escalating peaceful protests against ‘putschist power’

Ennahdha Saturday called for escalating peaceful protests against the ‘Putschist’ pôwer” in reaction to the deterioration in political life and economic slump which is taking its toll on the purchasing power of Tunisians. There is urgent need to return to the democratic path and defend the gains of the Revolution of freedom, democracy and national dignity, the party said in […]

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