First Regional Meeting for Development of Implementation Plan of Arab Strategy to Fight Terrorism Kicks Off in Rabat

This two-day meeting will discuss measures to prevent and combat terrorism in the Arab region for inclusion in the executive plan of the Arab regional strategy to fight terrorism, as well as related operational programs on several topics, including the fight against the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes and the protection of vital structures, the Ministry of Foreign […]

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35th Steering Committee Meeting of 5+5 Defense Initiative Wraps Up in Rabat

In a speech delivered on this occasion on behalf of Lieutenant General, Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces and Commander of the South Zone, Belkhir El Farouk, Brigadier General Mohamed Haial said that “the rich debates and relevant discussions held around the topics that were the subject of the program of this meeting reflect, without doubt, the willingness of […]

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Stop the crisis of violence against women and girls: stand in solidarity and say “enough”

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022   With the global population recently reaching 8 billion, we can celebrate many signs of human progress. Better health and longer lives brought us to this point. Yet a sobering reality is how uneven progress has been, and how systematically […]

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UNHCR Europe situations: Data and trends – Arrivals and displaced populations (September 2022)

The international armed conflict in Ukraine triggered a severe increase in humanitarian needs, as well mass internal displacement, and refugee outflow. As of 30 September 2022, 7,538,397 refugees from Ukraine were recorded across Europe, while 4,185,350 refugees from Ukraine had registered for temporary protection or similar national protection schemes in Europe. Within Ukraine, some 6.2 million people were internally displaced […]

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Ministry of Family Launches 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Like all countries, Tunisia joined the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), held each year from November 25 to December 10.   The Ministry of Family, Women, Children and Seniors announced in a statement Thursday the launch of the16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence placed this year under the theme “End Gender-Based Violence in Every Borough”. The […]

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Former Raqqada presidential residence, home to valuable collection of Islamic relics

The National Museum of Islamic Arts of Raqqada-Kairouan is established in a former presidential residency of late President Habib Bourguiba and turned into a cultural and educational venue on November 14, 1986.   The museum hosts most valuable collections of Islamic artefacts in Tunisia as it contains treasures of international renown exhibited in seven rooms distributed on the ground floor […]

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TAP Poll for Best Tunisian Athletes: List of nominees to be announced Dec.1

The Tunis Afrique Press (TAP) news agency will announce on December 1 the list of nominees for Best Tunisian Athletes in its 2022 poll.   Nominees will vye for the titles of the best male athlete, best female athlete, best soccer player, best male paralympic athlete and best female paralympic athlete).   Each category will inlcude 5 nominees following a […]

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HIV: over 80 test positive between January and October 2022 (ATL MST SIDA Tunis)

Eighty-two people were diagnosed HIV-positive out of 900 tested between January and October, the Tunisian Association for the Fight against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS Tunis (ATL MST Sida) said.   This includes 71 men who had sex with men, three had sex with men, 3 sex workers, 3 migrants and 5 others.   In 2021, the Joint United Nations […]

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Child protection delegate accompanies four-year-old girl on her return trip from Italy and hands her over to her family in Tunisia

The Ministry of Family, Women, Children and the Elderly announced that the delegate general for child protection accompanied on Thursday afternoon the four-year-old girl on her return trip from Italy and handed her over to her family upon their arrival at Tunis-Carthage Airport.   This measure comes after a decision of the Italian justice, last Monday, authorising the General Delegate […]

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Tunisia’s Ben Jeddou elected ICDO President

For the first time, Tunisia has been elected at the head of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) during the organisation’s 55th session of the Executive Council and 25th session of the General Assembly, which kicked off Thursday in Abu Dhabi (UAE).   Director General of the National Office for Civil Protection (ONPC) Abdelsamad Ben Jeddou was unanimously elected ICDO […]

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