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UN Body Orders Bosnia To Pay Wartime Rape Victim

UN Body Orders Bosnia To Pay Wartime Rape Victim

At least 20,000 women were subjected to sexual violence as a tool of warfare during the Bosnian war, the United Nations estimates The United Nations has ordered Bosnia to compensate a woman raped by a soldier during the war and to set up a nationwide war crimes reparation scheme, after the first case of sexual […]

UN, Partners Assess Girls Empowerment Programmes In Central Region

UN, Partners Assess Girls Empowerment Programmes In Central Region

A delegation from two United Nations (UN) organisations and their partners are in the Central Region to assess the progress of a joint adolescent girls empowerment programme ongoing in the region to reduce teenage pregnancy and its related issues. The UN Population Fund (UNPFA) and UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are implementing the programme dubbed […]

Women And Babies Are Dying – U.N. Urged To Scale Up Aid As Venezuela Crisis Deepens

Women And Babies Are Dying – U.N. Urged To Scale Up Aid As Venezuela Crisis Deepens

According to an internal U.N. report seen by Reuters last week, about 2.8 million Venezuelans are in need of healthcare Women and babies are dying in Venezuela and disease is rife amid a collapsed health system and severe food shortages, researchers said on Thursday, urging a large-scale United Nations response. A new report by researchers […]

UN Withdraws Staff From Rann As Boko Haram Attacks IDPs’ Camp

UN Withdraws Staff From Rann As Boko Haram Attacks IDPs’ Camp

 Scene of last night attack at Rann in Kala Balge local government The United Nations Department of Safety and Security has warned all humanitarian workers currently working in Rann to evacuate their staff following last night’s attack on the Internally Displaced Persons’ Camp (IDPs camp). The UN issued the warning in a statement seen by […]

Phyllis Osei : The Amazing Officer Who Protects Vulnerable Women And Girls In Somalia

Phyllis Osei : The Amazing Officer Who Protects Vulnerable Women And Girls In Somalia

United Nations Police Officer Phyllis Osei has been awarded the 2018 UN Female Police Officer Award, in recognition for her outstanding work with the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), at a ceremony in New York on Monday. Since joining UNSOM in February, Ms. Osei – who holds the rank of Superintendent with the Ghanaian police […]

Leaders Urge Global Support For Women, Girls In Africa’s Sahel

Leaders Urge Global Support For Women, Girls In Africa’s Sahel

Several high-level women are calling for more international support focused on helping women and girls in Africa’s Sahel region respond to the impact of conflict, terrorism and underdevelopment. The foreign minister of Sweden, the U.N. deputy secretary-general, and the African Union’s special envoy on women, peace and security just wrapped up a joint visit to […]

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Fisheries provide a vital source of food, employment, recreation, trade and economic well-being for people throughout the world. In a world of growing population and persistent hunger, fish has emerged as an important commodity for the achievement of food security. However, efforts by the international community to ensure the sustainability of fisheries are being seriously […]

UN Women Commends Government In Ending Child Marriages

UN Women Commends Government In Ending Child Marriages

 United Nation Women (UNW)Executive Board President, Ivana Pajevic has hailed government for its commitment to ensuring that cases of child marriages in the country are reduced to manageable levels. She said this Tuesday when she visited Mtakataka at the Headquarters of Senior Chief Kachindamoto in Dedza to appreciate how the UN HE4SHE initiative in being […]

From Iceland to Malawi, UN Gender-Equality Initiative Casts a Wide Net

From Iceland to Malawi, UN Gender-Equality Initiative Casts a Wide Net

The United Nations initiative to improve global parity for women casts a wide net. At one end, Iceland is aiming for full pay equity by 2020. At the other extreme, male leaders in Malawi have agreed to end child marriage.  Both have a place in the HeForShe initiative, a program that has won promises from […]

Sudan Minister Affirms Cooperation With UN Office

Sudan Minister Affirms Cooperation With UN Office

 The Minister of Social Security and Development, Mashaer Al-Dawalab, has affirmed the importance of strengthening the partnership, cooperation and joint work with the UN Woman Office in Sudan. The minister, who received Thursday the Country Director of the United Nations Woman Office, currently on a visit to Sudan, has welcomed the joint work between Sudan […]

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