La municipalité d’Abu Dhabi choisi Huawei pour la construction de son Centre de récupération de données en cas de catastrophe

ABU DHABI, Émirats Arabes Unis, 30 septembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — La municipalité d’Abu Dhabi opte pour un partenariat avec Huawei, une société qui possède la majorité des données du marché de centre de données modulaire mondial, pour la construction d’un Centre de récupération de données en cas de sinistre à la pointe TIER-IV. Conditions de stockage […]

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IMPROVATE brings together African nations and Israeli tech companies to tackle food security challenges

Tony Blair: This is a huge opportunity to help Africa fulfil its potential as a major source of food, not just for Africans, but for the world IMPROVATE founder & chair Irina Nevzlin: “During the current time of crisis, leaders need to unite and work together to implement common goals and solve common problems.” TEL […]

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French Court Rules to Extradite Alleged Rwanda Genocide Financier to UN Court

PARIS – A top French appeals court has refused to block the extradition of the alleged financier of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide to a United Nations tribunal. The decision by France’s Court of Cassation is a blow to Felicien Kabuga, 84, who was arrested at his Paris-area apartment in May after a quarter-century on the run. Kabuga’s lawyers had appealed an earlier ruling that he should stand trial at a U.N. court based in Arusha, Tanzania. They said his health was poor and raised fears the U.N. court would be biased…

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China supports WFP’s assistance to vulnerable people in East and West Africa

BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of China have signed agreements to provide food assistance to vulnerable people in Ethiopia and Guinea whose food security is being further undermined by the socio-economic effects of COVID-19. The resulting loss of jobs in the casual labour market and the loss of remittances sent from abroad have had a huge impact on poor familes in many parts of the world. David Beasley, WFP’s Executive Director, signed the agreements with Xiaotao Wang, Chairman of the China International Development…

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UNICEF Somalia COVID-19 Situation Report No. 9 – Reporting Period: 25 August – 22 September 2020

Highlights ▪ As of September 22, 3,588 COVID-19 cases were reported in Somalia with an overall downward trend. The death rate remains below 3% with 99 fatalities and the recovered cases increased to 2,946. For the disaggregated data, women represent 27%, men 73%. Children account for less than 4.7% of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases. ▪ Over 20,156 tests were carried out to date, and the testing capacity has improved in terms of geographic coverage though remains weak with gaps in coverage. ▪ UNICEF has continued to ensure continuity of…

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UN welcomes nearly $1 billion in recent pledges – to bolster access to lifesaving tests, treatments and vaccines to end COVID-19

New commitments from governments, international organizations and the private sector support unified approach to end pandemic, backing a response of unprecedented scale, scope and speed¬—through the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator¬—as pandemic claims more than 1 million lives Recent Commitments at a Glance: • United Kingdom – £571m (US$ 732m) for COVAX pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools- (ACT) Accelerator, of which up to £500m (US$ 641m) is to support low- and middle-income countries. This includes a commitment to match £1 for every US$ 4 committed by others up…

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Small countries’ leaders outline visions for progressive cooperation that makes use of their innovation, strengths, as General Assembly debate continues

Recalling Detrimental Impact of Former Power Structures, Speakers Highlight National Contributions to New Global Alliances Promoting Common Good Undaunted by the global forces shaping their societies and challenging their very existence, the leaders of small countries — which comprise about half of the United Nations membership — took centre stage in the General Assembly today, reminding the world of their service to bygone power structures and outlining visions for progressive cooperation that favours their ingenuity and mettle. In pre-recorded remarks fed into a socially distanced Assembly Hall, many recounted their…

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