By Mabingue Ngom – Demographic data drives and defines the core functions of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The primacy of data is of great importance to any nation as it defines and sets the parameters of economic and social development planning. Data plays a central role in the population variable in sectoral policies.
BY MABINGUE NGOM – “The Sahel is facing one of the fastest-growing displacement crises in the world – and yet one of the most forgotten.” This is how the United Nations describes the region bordering the Maghreb and Equatorial Africa. Some 1.5 million people are displaced in the region owing to insecurity. As of 9 […]
By Mabingue Ngom – The International Day of Peace, which is an annual special day, observed on 21 September around the world, has a distinct place in the Sahel. The United Nations established this special day in 1981 and in 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as one fully devoted […]
By Mabingue Ngom – The world is facing unprecedented times. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic currently afflicting our world is redefining the way of life as we know it. It is clear that the world is facing one of its worst social and economic emergencies in history. Its impact on Africa could be long and lasting.
A joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia signed a grant agreement today with UNFPA and UNICEF amounting to NOK 100 million (USD 11.3 million) in support of ‘Joint Programme on a Rights-based Approach to Adolescent and Youth Development in Ethiopia (2018-2021)’.