Joint Press Release: UN-Habitat Sudan Receives USD 700,000 from Japan to Support Peaceful IDP Returns to South Darfur, Sudan
Khartoum: 17 February 2019 Japan has pledged a contribution of USD 700,000 to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Sudan’s project “Emergency Support to IDP Return in Alsalam Locality, South Darfur State” for a period of one year running from March 2019 to March 2020. The project will benefit some 17,100 returned Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) and hosting communities in Dagariss village, located 22 km southwest of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur.
Launching of the Project for Rehabilitating the Sudanese National Museum in Khartoum, Sudan
On 29 November 2018, the UNESCO Khartoum Office signed agreement with Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities in Sudan to launch the Project “Protecting and Promoting the Sudanese Cultural Heritage in a Social Development Prospective: Rehabilitating the Sudanese National Museum”.
Italia and UNWOMEN: Launching of the programme aimed at enhancing women’s entrepreneurial capacity in Fisheries and Agribusiness in Red Sea State
Khartoum – December 2nd2018 – Italy and UNWOMEN signed on 3 December 2018 the technical agreement for the two-year project aimed at enhancing women’s entrepreneurial capacity in Fisheries and Agribusiness in Red Sea State, in particular in traditional area of intervention such as Port Sudan, Suakin and Mohammed Gool, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and implemented by the UN Agency.
Successful UN Environment project contributes to peace and economic recovery in North Darfur
26 November 2018 – Growing demand and climate change make water among the most pressing challenges the world faces in the 21st century. Sudan is no exception. Climate change is hitting the country hard. As an example, rainfall in El Fasher in North Darfur declined by half over the last decade and the area viable for non-irrigated agriculture is expected to move 100km southwards in the states of North Darfur, North Kordofan, and Kassala.
Climate services expanded to play a bigger role in Sudan
Khartoum, 17 October 2018 – A delegate from the Meteorological Office of the United Kingdom (UK Met Office), John Faragher, Senior International Development Manager visited Sudan from the 8th to 12th October. This visit was organised by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme in Sudan. The purpose of the visit was to scope out the potential of developing a strategic partnership with relevant government stakeholders, UN agencies, and the private sector to further the co-operation in the priority areas of weather forecasting and climate modelling and provide technical support to the Government of Sudan through ‘Adapt for Environment and Climate Resilience Project’ (ADAPT!).
World Tourism Day 2018 in the Khartoum / Omdurman / Bahri metropolis, Sudan
On 27 September 2018, the UNESCO Khartoum office, National Commission for Education, Science and Culture (NATCOM), and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities celebrated the World Tourism Day in the Rotana Hotel, Khartoum. About 70 Sudanese and foreign guests enjoyed the event, which was honored by H.E. Mr. Omer Suleiman Adam, the Federal Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Yousuf Al Digeer, the Minister of Tourism of the Khartoum State, H.E. Dr. Pavel Kroupkine, the UNESCO Representative to Sudan, and other distinguished persons.