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‫إقامة حفل جوائز جائزة السلام سنهيك 2019 في سيؤول وتقديم الجائزة لأكينوومي أيودي أديسينا وواريس ديري

سيؤول، 9 شباط/فبراير، 2019 / بي آر نيوزواير / — عقدت لجنة جائزة السلام سنهيك احتفال توزيع الجائزة للعام 2019 يوم 9 شباط/فبراير، 2019، في العاشرة صباحا، في فندق جامسيل لوتي.

وقد منحت جائزةسنهيك للسلام للعام 2019 للدكتور أكينوومي أديسينا، رئيس مجموعة البنك الإفريقي للتنمية ووارس ديري، الناشطة في مجال حقوق الإنسان للتصدي لتشويه الأعضاء التناسلية الأنثوية.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_edehbh9n/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

وتعترف اللجنة بالإنجازات التي حققها الدكتور أديسينا في تحسين اقتصاد أفريقيا من خلال تشجيع الحكم الرشيد وقيادة الابتكار الزراعي. وقد ساهمت إنجازاته في تحقيق الأمن الغذائي في أفريقيا، بهدف تحسين حياة الملايين الذين يعيشون في فقر في القارة.

ومنحت اللجنة الجازة لواريس ديري اعترافا منها بدفاعها المستمر عن حقوق الفتيات والنساء، ودعوتها إلى اتخاذ قرار عالمي للقضاء على تشويه الأعضاء التناسلية الأنثوية، وبالتالي حماية الفتيات المعرضات لخطر تشويه الأعضاء التناسلية الأنثوية.

وفي الحفل، حصل كل فائز على جائزة قدرها 500،000 دولار أميركي، إلى جانب ميدالية ولوحة، قدمها المؤسس، الدكتور هاك جا هان مون، ورئيس اللجنة، الدكتور ايل سيك هونغ.

وحضر الحفل أكثر من 1000 مندوب، بمن فيهم الرؤساء الحاليون والسابقون ونواب الرؤساء والقادة ورجال الأعمال من أفريقيا وغيرهم ممن يمثلون مختلف الحكومات والأوساط الأكاديمية والشركات والإعلام والأديان.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_s84iatlt/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

من جانبه، ألقى السفير كينيث أم كوين، رئيس مؤسسة جائزة الغذاء العالمية، خطاب التهنئة، حيث قال: “إن الحائزين على الجائزة سيحققان تركيزاً واضحاً على النهوض بحقوق الإنسان والتنمية البشرية في إفريقيا.”

وفي خطاب القبول، أكدت الدكتورة أنه لا يمكن أن يكون هناك سلام في عالم جائع والجائزة هي دعوة للقيام بالمزيد من أجل أولئك الأقل حظوة في جميع أنحاء العالم وخاصة في أفريقيا.

وأكدت واريس أن عملية تشويه الأعضاء التناسلية الأنثوية يجب أن تنتهي في زمننا وستستمر في الكفاح من أجل حقوق الفتيات والنساء حتى نبني مجتمعاً يمكن فيه احترام حقوقهن.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_znw4m8oa/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

وأكد الرئيس هونغ على أهمية رؤيا “أسرة واحدة تحت الله”، وموضوع حقوق الإنسان والتنمية البشرية في أفريقيا. وشدد خطاب الترحيب الذي ألقاه على أن السلام لا يمكن تحقيقه إلا عندما تتم حماية حقوق الإنسان للجميع، وكيف يمكن لتكريس الحائزين على الجائزة أنفسهم أن يقرب البشرية خطوة أخرى من فتح صفحة جديدة من السلام العالمي.

تكرم الجائزة الأفراد والمنظمات الذين قدموا مساهمات كبيرة للسلام والتنمية البشرية للأجيال القادمة.

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The Sunhak Peace Prize for 2019 Convened in Seoul Awarding Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina & Waris Dirie

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee held the 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony on Feb. 9, 10 am, at Jamsil Lotte Hotel World.

The Sunhak Peace Prize 2019 was awarded to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group and to Waris Dirie, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) human rights activist.

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

The Committee acknowledges Dr. Adesina’s achievements in improving Africa’s economy by promoting Good Governance and in leading agricultural innovation. His achievements contributed to food security in Africa, aimed at improving the lives of millions living in poverty in Africa.

The Committee awarded Waris Dirie in recognition of her tireless advocacy for the rights of girls and women, and her call for a worldwide resolution for the eradication of FGM, thereby protecting girls who are at the risk of FGM.

At the Ceremony, each laureate received a prize of US$500,000, along with a medal and plaque, presented by founder, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, and Committee Chair, Dr. Il Sik Hong.

The ceremony was attended by more than 1,000 delegates, including current and former presidents, vice presidents, leaders and entrepreneurs from Africa and others representing various governments, academia, businesses, media, and religions.

Waris Dirie

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, gave Congratulatory Address stating: the two Laureates truly will bring a distinct focus on uplifting Human Rights and Human Development in Africa.

Through his acceptance speech, Dr. Adesina asserted that, there cannot be peace in a world that is hungry and the prize is a call to do more for those least privileged around the world and especially in Africa.

Waris asserted that FGM must be eradiated in our time and she will continue to fight for girls and women’s rights until we build a society where their rights can be respected.

Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Waris Dirie and Committee Chair, Dr. Il Sik Hong

Chairman Hong asserted the importance of the vision One Family Under God, and the theme Human Rights and Human Development in Africa. His Welcome Address emphasized that peace can be achieved only when everyone’s human rights are protected and how laureates’ devotion can bring humanity one step closer to opening a new chapter of world peace.

The Prize honors individuals and organizations who made significant contributions to the peace and human development of the future generations.

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Abdul Mahdi to a French Minister: Normal conditions gradually returning to Iraq

BAGHDAD -The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Adel Abdul Mahdi, said that normal conditions are gradually returning throughout the country and security forces are holding the initiative.

“Regional and international cooperation is an important factor in the elimination Daesh that forms a threat to all,” Abdel Mehdi said during a meeting in his official office today, French Defense Minister Florence Barley.

He expressed his pride in the Iraqi-French relations, and thanked her for supporting Iraq in fighting Daesh, security, intelligence, humanitarian and displaced people’s affairs.

He called on “to focus support and cooperation in the next phase on the economic fields and the reconstruction and stability of Iraq,” welcoming the visits of senior officials of both countries to achieve this.

During the meeting, they discussed the development of cooperation between the two countries and support efforts to stabilize Iraq and fight the remnants of Daesh, and the situation in the region.

The French Minister said: “France considers respect and appreciation for the pivotal role that characterizes Iraq and its balanced relations and the impact of this in solving the problems of the region,” stressing her country’s support for the stability of Iraq and the pursuit of efforts to pursue terrorism and the remnants of Daesh gang, cooperation with the Iraqi government in its trend towards the reconstruction of Iraq and the development of services and cooperation in areas that serve to enhance security, development and economic prosperity.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

WGS 2019: Five key areas will enable realization of Sustainable Development Goals

DUBAI, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Amina J. Mohamed, has outlined five key areas that will enable leaders to drive the discussions towards delivering on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during her opening remarks at the ‘SDGs in Action’ session leading up to the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019).

Dr. Mohamed told her audience: “Our world has become an increasingly complex place but SDGs remain a beacon of hope and progress for the planet helping to promote peace and partnership. However it remains imperative for government leaders to take the tough decisions required to ensure sustainability is at the heart of government policy.

“We must ensure that 2019 is a milestone year and must be a year of accelerated action for SDGs and see continued government leadership, sustainable development and concrete results.”

In outlining the five key areas, Dr. Mohamed first highlighted the need to step up the commitment to share experiences, tools and reports on progress to help identify gaps and accelerate actions that support transformational change. She further stated that leaders must make the most of available global platforms to exchange knowledge and learnings in a timely manner, including the upcoming high-level political forum in September 2019 in New York.

She also stressed that the second area was to create effective, inclusive and accountable public institutions that are driven by strong and transformational leadership at the local, national and global levels. According to Dr Mohamed, this goes beyond public service delivery to ensure that people are enabled to fully realize their basic rights to education, health, water and much more.

The third key area that Dr Mohamed highlighted was the need to strengthen the commitment to national and local level ownership by coordinating across government sectors and institutes at all levels, driven by effective leadership that supports economic, social and environmental transformation.

Her fourth key area outlined the need to boost support for multi-stakeholder partnerships by engaging society and the private sector and creating an environment that supports the integration of SDGs in communities, education and businesses.

Finally, Dr. Mohamed reiterated the fundamental importance of harnessing the potential of innovation and new technologies to find solutions to the pressing challenges at hand.

The three-day World Government Summit 2019 runs until 12 February at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. The landmark event has gathered more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries, including heads of state and governments, as well as top-tier representatives of 30 international organizations.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Biggest ever World Government Summit to begin tomorrow

DUBAI, The largest ever World Government Summit will begin tomorrow to redefine the future of governments and unite efforts to solve universal challenges facing humanity.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said, “The human being is the centre of the World Government Summit. Our main aim is to foresee the future of different sectors to improve humanity.” He added, “The summit will unite efforts and ideas to reinforce people’s wellbeing.”

“We have the fundamental opportunity to create dialogue and reflect on how to develop governments to achieve prosperity for people,” he said. “Through the World Government Summit, the UAE seeks to lead the world to a dialogue in technology, future, health and quality of life. Preparing for the future requires flexible governments with greater ability to invest in future tools.”

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said “The World Government Summit is an intellectual and administrative gathering that solidifies UAE’s message in building a stable and prosperous human society. “

He added, “Government policies and strategic plans are designed to empower the human being: the pillar of development.”

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed pointed out that the summit continues to work on shaping the future of governments, noting that “the event has established a core belief that government learning is a continuous process and that successful government and institutional models could be adopted around the world.”

He added, “Dynamic governments seek to learn and adopt an approach to development and innovation. Hosting this global gathering emphasises UAE’s regional and international position in establishing a pioneering government model.”

The three-day event will bring together over 140 governments to develop government practices, share experiences, foresee and adapt to future challenges to improve human life and wellbeing.

Over 6,000 visitors are expected at this year’s summit, which is set to host over 200 sessions and 16 forums that will address seven main themes. The summit will include 600 speakers ranging from heads of states, top thinkers, leaders and delegates and 30 international organisations. Additionally, 20 reports with latest figures, studies and data will be published during the summit to help decision-makers and officials formulate future strategies.

Source: Emirates News Agency

PUK nominates Rizgar Ali as Governor of Kirkuk and Khalid Shwani to the Ministry of Justice

Sulaymaniyah – A leader of the Patriotic Union confirmed that his party resolved the issue of nominating two personalities to the posts of the Governor of Kirkuk and the Minister of Justice.

“The Patriotic Union resolved the issue of nomination of one of the members of the Political Bureau to become the Governor of Kirkuk,” said Fred Assar, a member of the PUK Command, saying that the Union would nominate Rizkar Ali for this post.

He pointed out that the Patriotic Union informed the negotiating delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party recently that the post of governor of Kirkuk is the share of the Union exclusively and that the party will submit its candidate as desired because the subject concerns the PUK.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency