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Female Genital Mutilation Has Declined In South-East – UNFPA

Female Genital Mutilation Has Declined In South-East – UNFPA

   The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have jointly declared that the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) within the South-east region of Nigeria and other places around the world has declined by nearly a quarter (25 per cent) since year 2000. This stemmed from UNICEF’s joint efforts […]

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

Our future will be marked by scientific and technological progress, just like our past. That future progress will be the greatest when it draws on the full talent, creativity and ideas of women and girls in science. Most countries, industrialized or not, are far from achieving gender parity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects […]

UN Renews Push To Abolish Female Genital Mutilation

UN Renews Push To Abolish Female Genital Mutilation

On this International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations is calling for the eradication of the traditional practice, which causes extreme physical and psychological harm to millions of women and girls worldwide. The United Nations says more than 200 million girls and women in 30 countries are currently living with […]

UN Women Initiative To Advance Role Of Women In Energy

UN Women Initiative To Advance Role Of Women In Energy

As the need to increase access to sustainable energy in Africa grows, the United Nations Environment Assembly in collaboration with UN Women, the African Union Commission and other partners has launched an initiative to give women a more active role in the development of sustainable and affordable energy on the continent. The Africa Women Energy […]

Unite To Fight GBV, Says UN

Unite To Fight GBV, Says UN

The United Nations has called on all arms of the State to cooperate to eliminate gender-based violence. The call was made by UN Women country representative Ms Delphine Serumaga on the sidelines of a media launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence last week, that was held in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy. […]

United Nations Strengthen Women’s Role In Climate Action

United Nations Strengthen Women’s Role In Climate Action

Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally Last week marked a milestone in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Bonn, world leaders at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP23) under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed and adopted the first […]

UN, WHO Team Up To Protect Health From Climate Change

UN, WHO Team Up To Protect Health From Climate Change

The World Health organization (WHO) and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew the two institutions’ joint commitment to tackle public health challenges emerging from rising temperatures and to help countries boost the efficiency of their response to climate change. The agreement coincides with the […]

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

An official from the United Nations’ World Food Program has issued a warning about the situation in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict has left 3.2 million people severely hungry. In the past year, about 1.4 million residents of Congo’s Kasai region have been displaced by violence that has killed more […]

UN Delegation Meets Ohanaeze Ndigbo

UN Delegation Meets Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Delegates  from United Nations, UN, have met with apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, over issues on agitation for a Biafra republic and how to strengthen the unity of Nigeria. The delegation led by a special representative of Secretary-General of UN, Ambassador Mohamed Ibn Chambas, met, yesterday, behind closed doors  in Enugu, with the leadership of […]

Senegal And The International Community Confirm their Commitment To Ending Child Marriage

Senegal And The International Community Confirm their Commitment To Ending Child Marriage

From 23rd to 25th October 2017, Dakar will host a High-Level Meeting (HLM) on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa. The meeting will be held at the King Fahd Palace Hotel. Child marriage has become a scourge. It affects nearly 15 million girls worldwide and violates girls’ rights to education and health. The […]

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