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IPCC Chief Resigns After Sexual Harassment Accusations

Rajendra PachauriInterim chairman takes overas longtime head RajendraPachauri faces sexualharassment accusationsfrom several formeremployees

The United Nations’climate science body, whichis currently meeting inNairobi, Kenya, will now beheaded temporarily by ViceChairman Ismail El Gizouli.

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IntergovernmentalPanel on Climate Change (IPCC), resigned on February 24following accusations of sexual harassment by a formeremployee at the energy think tank he heads in New Delhi.The United Nations’ climate science body, which was thenmeeting in Nairobi, Kenya, was headed temporarily byVice Chairman Ismail El Gizouli.

Blueprint for Post-2015

Ban Ki-moonBan Ki-moonIn a briefing to the 193-Member Assembly in December last year, the UN chief presented his synthesis report, alongside the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa. The report is to set the stage for agreement on the new framework at a September 2015 summit.

Kaberuka receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Forbes Africa

Donald KaberukaDonald KaberukaThe President of the African Development Bank Group, Donald Kaberuka, received the Forbes Africa Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, December 4 during the magazine’s 4th Annual Person of the Year Awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.

In a statement delivered on his behalf by Gabriel Negatu, Director of the AfDB’s East Africa Regional Resource Centre, Kaberuka expressed his appreciation for the award, which he dedicated to the 2,000 Bank staff, whom he said, “it is my privilege to lead.

Who will be the next USAID administrator?

Rajiv ShahRajiv ShahWho will lead U.S. foreign aid and humanitarian relief programs?

When Rajiv Shah steps down as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development early February 2015, someone will take over leadership of the U.S. government’s $20 billion foreign assistance portfolio. But who?

New leadership set for UNDP’s governing body

Ambassador Peter Thomson PermanentAmbassador Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN, hands over Presidency of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS to Ambassador Luis Fernando Carrera, Permament Representative of Guatemala to the UN. Photo: Dylan Lowthian/ UNDPOn January 7, Ambassador Luis Fernando Carrera of Guatemala was elected as the President of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Executive Board, the Organization’s governing body, for 2015.

The 36-member Executive Board is made up of Member States and is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide intergovernmental support to and overall supervision of the activities of UNDP, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Office for Project Service (UNOPS). The Board meets three times a year, with the next session set for 26-31 January.

Ambassador Carrera currently serves as Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the UN in New York. Before that he served as his country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2