Libya’s Health Ministry to pay debts owed to Tunisian clinics

Libyan Health Under-secretary Mohamed Haitham agreed on Wednesday with Tunisian Health Minister Abderraouf Sherif to form a working team between the two ministries, in order to pay the debts owed by Libya to the Tunisian health clinics within days, the Libya Observer reports on Thursday. “The Libyan official was briefed during his visit to Tunisia on the outcomes of the committees assigned to examine and audit the debts of the treatment of Libyan patients in Tunisia,” the Health Ministry said. The Libyan Health Ministry has started since the beginning of…

Over 13,500 Tunisian migrants reached Italian coasts illegally in 4 years (Report)

The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights revealed that more than 13,500 Tunisian migrants reached illegally Italian coasts in the past four years. The President of the forum, Massoud Romdhani said that from January to the end of November in 2018, the number of irregular migrants exceeded 6,000, against 569 in 2015. He said that 67 % of the people who left the Tunisian territory in a non-regulatory way were between the age of 20 and 30 years old and most of them were unemployed or in precarious jobs.…

Tunisia Trains First Set Of Drone Pilots For Agricultural Productivity

The first batch of drone pilots has been trained by the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Busan Techno Park. The training main focus was on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones. The first batch of 8 out of 40 candidates selected for the exercise, that took place in Tunis last month. It plans training a total of 400 young Tunisians by 2021. The project will also be marked by the setting up of a training centre equipped with training…

19th edition of  SUP’COM Forum on the theme “Digital Tunisia, A Law For The Future”

The 19th edition of the SUP’COM Forum was held on Wednesday December 12, 2019 in the Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM) on the theme “Digital Tunisia: A Law for the Future” with attendance of eminent figures from the area of digital communication including Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Mohamed Anouar Maarouf as well as students in communication. The forum provided the opportunity to promote digital culture and innovation and an occasion for the exchange of ideas and knowledge for young students, graduates, companies and professors. This annual meeting, which this year…

Tunisia’s commitment to Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement  on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), in which it underlined Tunisia commitment to take further steps to energise democratic transition and increase its horizons in connection to human rights and fundamental liberties, Tunisia also pledges to be firmly committed to the noble values and principles of this landmark document that “makes of human rights a common heritage of mankind” and unfailingly supports the just Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people’s legitimate and inalienable rights. The January 2014…

National system of civil status management launched in partnership with AfDB

The unique identifier and the reform of the national system of civil status management, two major projects in the field of ICT were launched two days ago in partnership between the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy and the African Development Bank (AfDB). These two projects consist in establishing the digital identity based on a unique identifier that helps natural and legal persons to access e-administrative services and the launch of the vital transformation initiative. The reform of the national system of civil status management aims to materialise the…

Tunisia coastline needs climate cash boost

Efforts to mobilize the cash needed to ensure that climate change does not lead to the irreversible damage of Tunisia’s coastline are being undertaken by the North African country’s government, with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Tunisia’s extensive coastal areas are a crucial part of its economy providing tourist dollars and opportunities for income-generating activities like fishing, UN News website reports. However, a rise in the sea level, coastal erosion and an increase in the temperature of fishing waters caused by climate change are threatening habitats vital…

Tunisia ranks 136th in Climate Risk Index

Tunisia ranked 136th out of more than 180 countries in terms of climate risks, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2019, published by the German Watch Organisation in Kaotowice, Poland, on the fringes of the Climate Summit (COP 24). The average economic loss in Tunisia related to these risks is estimated at $66.040 million (Tunisia ranks 96th). According to the report, Tunisia is better positioned than many others, including island states and poor countries, affected by the increased intensity of storms. The average loss in terms of growth points…

Sejnane women’s pottery know-how inscribed on list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

Pottery skills of the women of Sejnane The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at UNESCO decided, at its 13th meeting held in Port Louis (Mauritius), from 26 November to 1 December 2018, to include women’s pottery know-how Sejnane on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, said Thursday afternoon the Permanent Delegation of Tunisia to Unesco in Paris. The Sejnane women’s pottery know-how is now included in the list of intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation…

19th edition of SUP’COM Forum on December 12, 2018

The Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM) is organizing the 19th edition of the SUP’COM Forum on December 12, 2018. This forum is an opportunity to promote digital culture and innovation and an exclusive meeting for the exchange of ideas and knowledge for young students, graduates, companies and professors. This year, the forum will be held under the theme: “Digital Tunisia: A Law for the Future”. It will discuss a critical approach to the new digital code, building on the experiences of countries that have experienced this change with the…