The actress posted instagram posts and twitter posts doing yoga and relaxing in Sri Lanka. She will also meet with stakeholders from the public sector, private sector, and donor community, to highlight the importance of investing in the reproductive health and rights of people.Judd was appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in March 2016, and is a passionate advocate for ending all forms of gender-based violence around the world. (Colombo Gazette) Award-winning Hollywood actress, writer, and The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Goodwill Ambassador, Ashley Judd, is in Sri Lanka for a short mission. During her visit to Sri Lanka, Judd will engage with women and girls from different backgrounds, to learn about their livelihoods and views on gender-based violence, the UNFPA office in Colombo said.
Kazakhstan has lifted a four year freeze on issuing new mineral exploration licences to develop new deposits, and has invited investors to start bidding in May for rights to develop the large mineral wealth. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged the government to lift the ban, which expired last year. Kazakhstan is estimated to have the second largest uranium, chromium, lead and zinc reserves in the world as well as large quantities of manganese, copper, coal, iron and gold. Kazakh Industry and New Technologies Minister, Aset Isekeshev said “In May we will start accepting bids from potential investors for an open tender for licences of mineral deposits.”