O Marrocos foi oficialmente escolhido como anfitrião da 24ª Sessão da Organização Mundial de Turismo (OMT), que acontecerá em 2021. O resultado foi divulgado durante o encerramento da assembléia deste ano em São Petersburgo. Quênia e Filipinas estavam entre seus concorrentes. O vencedor foi escolhido através de uma votação pelos Estados-Membros da agência especializada de turismo da ONU.
The Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF) has received a major contribution to providing more electricity to Nigerians: a $ 500,000 grant from the African Development Bank. The bank's support for NEAF is in line with the “New Energy Agreement for Africa”, a Bank initiative in partnership with governments and private companies to develop a financing platform for the African energy sector. The AfDB initiative aims to ensure universal access to energy in Africa by 2025.
Zimbabwe has confirmed that it will host the 6th African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD). The Forum provides a platform for peer learning and exchange, especially regarding Regional Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda on the African continent.
With environmental projects that present innovations in their respective countries, Brazilian Anna Luísa Beserra (21) and Angolan Adjany Costa (29) received a UN award for young scientists. With their projects, both contribute to environmental preservation and access to water. And with the incentive, they intend to expand these technologies to other regions.
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay will attend the openning of the Luanda Biennial, which will take place from September 18 to 22 in the Angolan capital. The event will be attended by representatives of governments, civil society and international organizations, as well as artists and scientists from the African continent and the diaspora.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will receive proposals for the creation of digital games by October 13 that will address issues such as transparency, social participation and corruption prevention. The contest will select a project that will receive financial support of up to US $5,000.
The United Nations Agency on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) aims to support the government of Mozambique in the fight against organized crime, drugs, and terrorism. The agency will provide technical and legislative assistance to the country. A Strategic Plan of Action in response to transnational organized crime, drugs, and terrorism was discussed among experts meeting from 10-12 September in Maputo.