29 Jun, 2016

Terrorism, Threat to Albinos and Xenophobia Biggest Challenges to Safety in Urban Africa

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From UN Habitat Durban, 29 June 2016—Terrorism by Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, threat to albinos as xenophobic attacks and gender-based violence remain some of the biggest challenges to safety and security in African urban centres, Director of Programmes at UN-Habitat Alioune Badiane said Wednesday. “We abhor the revulsive attacks by Boko Haram mainly in West

29 Jun, 2016

In Singapore, UN Youth Envoy Stresses Role of Digital Innovation for Achieving the SDGs

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Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2016 World Summit Awards on Social Innovation in Singapore on June 29, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi urged world leaders, entrepreneurs and youth activists to harness the power of digital innovation to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and ensure lasting social change. Alhendawi, who