19 June 2017 – Parliamentarians, policymakers, public and private investors, and representatives of civil society have discussed investing in the industrialization process of developing countries, particularly in Africa. The event, organized by the Brussels office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with Global Africa and African Diaspora Network in Europe (ADNE), took place during the opening of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
New York– New York State has taken an important step toward ending child marriage, as Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 20, 2017 signed legislation to dramatically reduce the circumstances under which children can marry, Human Rights Watch said today. Between 2001 to 2010, 3,850 children under 18 married in New York State.
With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change – United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities “can build a future.”