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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 […]

World Water Day

World Water Day

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking […]

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 […]

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