New Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General expresses strong hope for durable peace in South Sudan

Juba, 25 April 2021: The United Nations is strongly committed to working with the people and leaders of South Sudan to secure stability and eventual prosperity for the world's newest nation, said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Haysom, on his arrival in the country. “South Sudan is entering a new phase and people's expectations are high. There is real hope for progress in the implementation of the peace agreement…

UN Calls for Action to Achieve a Malaria-Free World

GEVENA, SWITZERLAND - This year’s commemoration of World Malaria Day celebrates the progress being made in eliminating the disease. The World Health Organization is calling for action to build on these achievements and continue the work to create a malaria-free world. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple other crises, 24 countries are reported to have stopped malaria transmission for three or more years by the end of 2020. To date,…

UAE’s Expat Exodus Looks to Investment Immigration Programmes for Citizenship Security

LONDON, April 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — For decades, foreign professionals have played a key role in building the economies of Gulf states like the UAE. Almost 90 percent of the country’s population is expatriate. However, with a forecasted economic downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic and record low oil prices, a growing number of expatriates are continuing to uproot. The data firm Oxford Economics estimates that the UAE could lose…