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Africa’s Development rests on access to quality jobs and social services

 MDG report urges continent to adopt single position on post-2015 agenda


Addis Ababa, 15 July, 2012—Sub-Saharan Africa must provide universal access to decent jobs and social services if it is to achieve decisive development progress, according to a newly released report on the continent’s progress on global anti-poverty goals.

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Urgent action needed to prevent the spread of untreatable gonorrhoea

6 June 2012 | Geneva - Millions of people with gonorrhoea may be at risk of running out of treatment options unless urgent action is taken, according to WHO. Already several countries, including Australia, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom are reporting cases of resistance to cephalosporin antibiotics – the last treatment option against gonorrhoea. Every year an estimated 106 million people are infected with gonorrhea, which is transmitted sexually.

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Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority Develops National Road Safety Policy

The Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, WHO and other stakeholders in the Road Transport Industry held a three day workshop in Bo from 22-24th May 2012.

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Message of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon on World Environmental Day, 5 June 2012

As the world gears up for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), World Environment Day is an opportunity to highlight the need for a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable world. This year’s theme, “Green Economy: Does it include you?”, underscores the need for everyone to play their part in keeping humankind's ecological footprint within planetary boundaries.

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Soccer Competition - Waterloo

As part of UN strategy of supporting non state actors (NSA), in this case working with NGOs that focuses on ex-combatants, to minimise any incidence of violence during the forthcoming elections at Waterloo and other communities where there are many ex-combatants a four days of friendly soccer competition was held among ex-combatants at the Bassa Town football field. The friendly gala started on the 5th May 2012 and ended on the 13th May 2012.

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Stop tobacco industry interference - WHO urges national leaders to fight against industry attacks.

30 May 2012 | Geneva - On World No Tobacco Day (31 May), WHO is calling on national leaders to be extra vigilant against the increasingly aggressive attacks by the industry which undermine policies that protect people from the harms of tobacco. Tobacco kills almost 6 million people every year and is one of the leading preventable causes of illness and death around the world.

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Non-State Actors Project Newsletters

The Non State Actor (NSA) project provides an innovative approach of support to electoral processes and consolidation of peace in Sierra Leone. It aims to create an atmosphere of political tolerance by investing in the influence that political parties and other non‐state actors have on Sierra Leone’s political process. It also seeks to promote greater political participation in particular by women. It is funded by a 5 million US$ from the UN Peace building Fund.

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National Conference of Stakeholders for the 2012 Elections

Declaration on the 2012 Elections

Keenly aware of the critical importance of the presidential, parliamentary and local elections scheduled for 17 November 2012 for Sierra Leone's continued progress on the path of duarable peace, sustainable development as well as the strengthening of its democratic institutions


Fully cognizant of theprimary responsibilities of all Sierra Leoen stakeholders, in particular the Government, political parties, national institutions, including the Sierra Leone's Election Management Bodies, the Sierra Leone Police and the Office of National Security, Traditional and Religious Authorities, the Media, the Women and Youth of Sierra Leone, Civil Society organisations, the Independent Media Commission an academia to ensure the smooth and peaceful conduct of the 2012 elections.

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Jobs for youth key to Africa’s continued economic growth and social cohesion

Arusha, 28 May 2012 – With the number of youths in Africa set to double by 2045, countries across the continent should boost job creation and help young people acquire new skills, according to the African Economic Outlook 2012. “Creating productive employment for Africa’s rapidly growing young population is an immense challenge but also the key to future prosperity”, say the authors in the foreword.

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WHO reports on Polio Eradication in the African Region in 2011

Brazzaville, 23 May 2012 -- The number of wild poliovirus (WPV) cases in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region dropped from 657 in 2010 to 350 in 2011 representing a 47% decline. The figure denotes a 54% decline from the 650 cases reported globally in 2010.

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