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Unified action needed in Central Africa to defuse regional tensions, Security Council told

13 December 2017 Despite some positive developments, the overall situation in Central Africa still requires concerted action at all levels to address sociopolitical tensions, economic difficulties and abuses by armed groups, a United Nations envoy for the region said Wednesday.

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

05 December 2017 Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

UN chief stresses 'mutually supportive' nature of Africa's free trade and industrialization

20 November 2017 Africa's industrial development and proposed continental free trade would complement each other, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday, marking the UN-proclaimed day for Africa's industrialization.

Conflicts, climatic change drive food insecurity and undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa – UN

16 November 2017 Adverse climatic conditions, a sluggish global economy and conflicts are key factors driving food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Thursday.

Bonn: At UN climate conference, Congo Basin youth spotlight their work protecting fragile forest ecosystem

09 November 2017 Youth groups working in Africa’s Congo Basin countries are supporting economic progress in isolated rural communities while protecting the forest, and it is high time their voices were heard, a young woman at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, said Thursday.