Governments call for a greater focus on prevention and “Building Back Better” post-COVID

Author: UNDRR- New York Liaison Office Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – New York UNHQ Liaison Office National and local governments, civil society representatives, the private sector, academia and the United Nations system gathered virtually in July 2020 for the annual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Discussions on this year’s theme of “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” focused on the hurdles to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent…

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All Set for Wednesday’s Senate Opening Session

The Hemicycle of the Yaounde Congress Centre is set to host members of the Senate who begin converging on Yaounde today June 10, 2015, for the 2nd Ordinary session of the 2015 Legislative year, going by Section 4 sub-Section 1 of Law No. 201306 of 10 June, 2013 on the Standing Orders of the Senate. The opening ceremony slated for 3pm will be chaired by the Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji, in the presence of the President of the National Assembly and cabinet ministers. Meanwhile, all is set at the…

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Inteview – ‘I Remain a Member of the National Assembly’ [interview]

What is your plan of action now that you have been elected new Pan-African Parliament President? My first priority is to popularise the Pan-African Parliament. Throughout Africa, the institution is not known by many people. Another big challenge is to turn the institution from a consultative body into a legislative body. To achieve both, I need the support of the Cameroonian Parliament. You will still remain a member of the National Assembly in Cameroon. How will you run both functions? Indeed, I am a member of the National Assembly from…

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Customs Revenue On Steady Rise

The Directorate General of Customs has fetched FCFA 282 billion for the State coffers in the first quarter, up from FCFA 279.4 billion in 2014. According to officials of the Directorate General of Customs, the amount recorded as at May 31, 2015, represents an additional 2.6 billion. The FCFA 282 billion falls below the envisaged FCFA 284 billion. The figures were revealed at the quarterly evaluation meeting of central and devolved services of the Directorate General of Customs on May 4, 2015 in Yaounde. Notwithstanding, the Director General of Customs,…

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’The Scheme Has Improved Health Governance’ [interview]

Dr Fondoh Richard Mbarika, Administrator of the North West Fund for Health Promotion, revisits the evolution of mutual health schemes in the region in the past 11 years. What inspired the inception of Mutual Health Organisations in the North West Region? Mutual health organisations are easily traced to Germany, the mother of the initiative. That easily explains why it is the German International Cooperation (GIZ) that introduced the idea in the North West Region. The outfit, which is now promoted by the North West Regional Fund for Health Promotion, is…

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