Malawi should invest in community based protection systems to stop attacks on people with albinism – UN Expert

Ikponwosa Ero is the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism

GENEVA (16 March 2017) – A fresh call for prompt action to protect people with albinism in Malawi is being made by a UN rights ...

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Government conducts consultations on Food and Nutrition Bill

One of the participants making a contribution to the discussion on the Food and Nutrition Bill

On the 28 February, the Department of Nutrition, HIV and Aids conducted a consultation in Lilongwe on the draft Food and Nutrition Bill (2016), with ...

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Adoption of constitutional amendments to minimum age of marriage and definition of a child


Press Statement: Lilongwe, 17 February 2017. The United Nations in Malawi would like to congratulate the Government of Malawi and all stakeholders who contributed on 14 ...

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Investing in the resilience of small farmers ensures food security and strengthens nations, IFAD President to tell leaders of Mozambique and Malawi

President of IFAD, Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze will visit Malawi from 1 to 3 February 2017

Rome, 27 January 2017 – Investing in the resilience of smallholder farmers is more important than ever if we are to maintain the food security ...

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UN Child Rights Committee to review Malawi

GENEVA (24 January 2017) – Children’s rights in Malawi will be reviewed by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on 30 and ...

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Speech by the UN Resident Coordinator on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is commemorated annually on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals ...

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International Human Rights Day, 10th December, 2016

On 10th December we commemorate International Human Rights day, on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).  Everyone, ...

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Karonga-Chitipa Chiefs Consultative Meeting on Harmful Cultural Practices and HIV/AIDs

Karonga-Chitipa Chiefs and their spouses during chiefs consultative meeting on Harmful Cultural Practices and HIV/AIDS

To mark the end of the 2016, 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence commemorations a chiefs consultative meeting was conducted on the International ...

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UNAIDS participated in a very successful 2016 World AIDS Day celebrations held under the theme, “Hands Up HIV Prevention – Empowering Adolescents and Young Women”. ...

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UNAIDS takes part in organizing the transformational dialogues


The National AIDS Commission (NAC) with the UN Independent Regional Think Tank for HIV, Health and Social Justice embarked on a series of Transformational Dialogues ...

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