The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has made a purchase of various equipment and materials and printing services for the 2020 Ethiopian Election to the tune of USD nine million, it was learnt. The Chairperson of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed the supply agreements on December 18, 2019, with a Dubai based company specifying the items and the timeframe for the purchase.
It has been years now since the Saudi Arabia led Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) imposed a blockade on Qatar—another gulf nation—resulting in the closure of the only border the smaller state has with the latter. Even Saudi Arabia once reportedly expressed intentions to dig waterways by this border effectively making Qatar an island.
The 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) jointly hosted by the government of Kenya, the government of Denmark and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) from November 12-14, 2019 is among the two major events on the African continent which turned the world’s eyes towards the continent, while the other is the African Investment Summit that was held in South Africa.
With an aim to “ensuring Ethiopia has a vibrant media sector capable of supporting the development and peace building agendas of the country,” the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Ethiopia Liaison office, is discussing with various media stakeholders in order to establish media sector coordination platform.
Informal associations across the country, which were formed to fight against oppressive regimes in times of difficulty to operate as formal institutions, are now playing roles in place of the government, Nigussu said. This is because of the government’s failure to exploit their potential as a tool to bring about peace and stability and the lack of job creation.
Solomon Tekle (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law of the University of Gondar. His research interests include development, law and human rights. His recent research project: “Forced Displacement from Land as a Limit for the Realization of the Right to Development in Ethiopia”, looks into the recent displacements in the country, government’s response to problem and how it affects the displaced in terms of realizing their right to development.
The Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS) in Collaboration with Wetland International (WI) have launched “A First Directory of Ethiopian Wetlands” at a workshop held at the Azzeman Hotel in Addis Ababa on October 10, 2019.
Ethiopia celebrates World Migratory Birds Day (WMBD) today, October 12, 2019, in Metehara town, an event happening at a time when migratory birds are being threatened to extinction by human practices emerging in Ethiopia.