Congo's Minister for Women Promotion and Integration in Development, Catherine Embondza Lipiti has appealed to different stakeholders in the country to promote and protect the rights of girls, particularly with regard to education.
Despite the significant evolution made in improving girls' access to education and keeping them at school during the completed 20 years, a lot of disadvantaged girls still do not benefit from this fundamental right, she said Saturday as Congo observed International Day of the Girl Child.
'In our societies, at the same time as a woman is educated at least up to elementary level, this positively reflects on the social and economic life of the household and the family. This is as well an chance to the society and to the economy of the country,' the minister observed.
Forum recommends development of green economy in Central Africa - Participants at the 5th edition of the International Green Business Forum, who met on 20-22 May in Congolese southern city of Pointe-Noire, have recommended the development of a green economy in the sub-region, Radio Congo reported on Friday.
The 500 participants recommended the implementation of programmes to improve local products and support activities of small peasants by giving the priority access to energy.
The as well called for access to solar equipment and establishment of a green fund.
UN agencies in Congo will help the country improve its business atmosphere to climb the World Bank's 'Doing Business' ladder, the new resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Anthony Kwaku Ohemeng-Boamah, has said.
In the ranking of economies for 2013, the World Bank classified Congo-Brazzaville as 183 out of 185 nations.
'We have to prepare for the appropriate and optimal conditions in a bid to enable Congo to occupy a privileged place in the next Doing Business rankings,' the UN official said on Thursday in Brazzaville from presently on of talks with the Congolese minister of Industrial Development and Promotion of the Private Sector, Isidore Mvouba.
- Key Facts
Ambassador: H.E.Mr.Daniel Owassa
Full name: Republic of the Congo
Population: 4.1 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)
Major languages: French, indigenous African languages
Major religions: Christianity, indigenous African beliefs
Life expectancy: 57 years (men), 59 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
Main exports: Oil, timber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds
GNI per capita: US $2,150 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .cg
International dialling code: +242
The country (Republic of the Congo) is situated in Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon. It has borders with Angola for 201km, Congo (Kinshasa) for 2410km, Central African Republic for 467km, Cameroon for 523km and Gabon for 1903km. Land in Republic of the Congo is coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, northern basin.
Congolese or Congo land covers an area of 342000 km².The climate is tropical with a rainy season (March to June) and a dry season (June to October), with persistent high temperatures and humidity; it is particularly enervating climate astride the Equator.
Congolese (singular and plural) speak French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), a lot of local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the majority widespread).
Brazzaville is the capital and major city of the Republic of the Congo and is located on the Congo River. As of the 2001 census, it has a people of 1,018,541 in the city proper, and about 1.5 million in total when including the suburbs located in the Pool Region.The populous city of Kinshasa (additional than 10 million inhabitants in 2009),capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, lies just across the Congo River from Brazzaville.
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