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World leaders pledge billions to save African forests (AA)

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday joined Kenya’s president and other heads of state to open the high-level session of the UN Environment Assembly at the UN Environment's Africa offices in Nairobi, Kenya's capital. Macron kicked off his speech by mourning the people who were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed earlier this week. “These were our children, nine French people, and a number of members of the Secretariat, members of NGOs present here,” he said. “Kenyans and many perished in this crash because they were working on the environment towards this summit and I would like to extend special recognition to their memory.” Macron joined world leaders gathered at the summit and other organizations such as the World Bank in pledging billions of dollars towards preservation of African forests, which are fast disappearing due to logging and climate change. Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta committed his country to achieving 10 percent mi

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to Attend One Planet Summit in Nairobi (allAfrica)

Adesina expected to make major announcement to fight climate change and promote renewable energies The President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a delegation to the One Planet Summit (OPS 2019), which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 14 March 2019 as part of the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), running from 11 to 15 March 2019. This third edition of the Summit convenes committed African leaders, entrepreneurs, donors, international organisations and civil society, to help increase attention and awareness on climate investments in line with the Paris Agreement objectives signed in 2015 to contain global warming. This year's event is also the first regional edition of the Summit. It will highlight the continent's unique opportunity to catalyze climate action to deliver high impact outcomes for African populations and to protect biodiversity in Africa. The Bank's President will be actively involved in

We can end FGM in my lifetime, says model Waris Dirie (Evening Standard)

Model Waris Dirie today said she believed FGM will “disappear in my lifetime” as she unveiled a new video campaign directed by celebrity photographer Rankin.   The Somali-born activist, who was a victim of female genital mutilation when she was five, hopes the short film will “break the silence around this cruel practice” and make it clear “that enough is enough”. Released today ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, the video was commissioned by lingerie brand Coco de Mer and features Dirie, her sons Aleeke, 20, and Leon, nine, and other men and women “declaring war” on FGM. It includes the chilling statistic that “every seven seconds, a girl is at risk of being cut”. The film was commissioned by Coco de Mer and produced by Rankin’s advertising agency The Full Service alongside Dirie’s Desert Flower Foundation, and sees the group holding King Protea flowers, which symbolise change and hope. She told the Standard: “FGM is not culture, it is an abu

Call for Nominations for the 4th Sunhak Peace Prize

Call for Nominations for the 4th Sunhak Peace Prize  Submission Period: March to May 2019 The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee is accepting nominations for the 4th Sunhak Peace Prize from March through May 2019. The Sunhak Peace Prize awards distinguished individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to peace and the welfare of future generations throughout the world. The Sunhak Peace Prize emphasizes three core areas in its evaluation of candidates: Sustainable Human Development, Conflict Resolution, and Ecological Conservation. Sunhak Peace Prize laureates are selected biannually by an international committee, and receive an award in the amount of one million dollars. Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon founded the Sunhak Peace Prize to continue the legacy and vision of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon who founded the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, and who dedicated his life to the promotion of world peace, seeking to build a world where in all humanity lives toget