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The Milan Protocol; Festival of Sustainable development; Houngbo: Protect local communities


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THE MILAN PROTOCOL, MODEL FOR WELCOMING MIGRANTS

Hosting migrants in several centers and cities, in a widespread manner, is “key to integration”, Interior Minister Marco Minniti said at the signing of a protocol on immigrant asylum seekers in Milan. The agreement, which provides for accomodation for more than 5,000 refugees, was signed by 76 out of the 134 mayors of the Municipalities of Milan metropolitan city. The agreement provides for controls to prevent mafia infiltrations in the hospitality arrangement for migrants.

FESTIVAL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 17 DAYS FOR 193 COUNTRIES

Nearly 84 per cent of Italians say they are in favor of policies for sustainable development, but only three out of ten can identify the UN “goals” that 193 countries should reach by 2030. The data emerge from a poll presented at the Festival of Sustainable development, 17 days and 200 meetings throughout Italy, until June 7, organized to raise awareness of businesses, associations, politics and citizens.

HOUNGBO, NEW PRESIDENT OF IFAD: PROTECT LOCAL COMMUNITIES

“The International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad) is committed to protecting the rights of local communities more and more” Gilbert Houngbo, the new president of the agency, told DIRE news agency. Here’s what he added on the sidelines of a forum on sustainability in Rome: “By the end of 2018, all our programs will focus both on the respect for the environment and climate change, especially where indigenous peoples live”.

GAMBIA ATTRACTS INVESTMENTS AFTER FALL OF DICTATOR

The Gambia has begun attracting foreign capital following the fall of Yahya Jammeh, president for 23 years, defeated by opposition candidate Adama Barrow in the December elections. Afreximbank, the African Import-Export Bank, will invest nearly $ 500 million in tourism, infrastructure and agriculture. The announcement followed the resumption of EU aid, which had been suspended in 2015 due to the controversy with Jammeh.

EGYPT, A NEW LIFE FOR THE BLUE TRAM OF ALEXANDRIA

The tram network of Alexandria, the oldest in Africa, will be upgraded on the basis of an agreement signed by the government of Egypt with European lenders. The renovation plan, worth € 360 million, will be financed by the French Development Agency (Afd) and the European Investment Bank (BEI). The goal is to increase the number of passengers of the so called “Blue Tram” line from 100,000 to 230,000 per day.

25 maggio 2017
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