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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 […]

Women Are Pivotal To Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

Women Are Pivotal To Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

 The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved. When we think and act on food security we must think and act […]

“Answering The Call Of October 17 To End Poverty: A path Toward Peaceful And Inclusive Societies”

“Answering The Call Of October 17 To End Poverty: A path Toward Peaceful And Inclusive Societies”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. [1] This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski—which inspired the observance of October […]

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris , where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. […]

Central African Republic : New Allegation Of Sexual Abuse Surfaces At UN Mission

Central African Republic : New Allegation Of Sexual Abuse Surfaces At UN Mission

United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers. “The alleged victim was immediately referred to our humanitarian partners on the ground for appropriate medical and psychological […]

Natalia Kanem Of Panama To Head The UN’s Women’s Health Agency

Natalia Kanem Of Panama To Head The UN’s Women’s Health Agency

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today appointed Natalia Kanem of Panama to head the UN’s women’s health agency. In making the announcement, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric highlighted that Dr. Kanem “brings to the position more than three decades of strategic leadership and management in the fields of medicine, public health, international peace and development, human […]

DRC Launches Principles For Global Action To Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence With UN, UK Partners

DRC Launches Principles For Global Action To Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence With UN, UK Partners

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action to tackle the stigma of sexual violence in conflict at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, at a program organized by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict […]

The Funding Space Event Explores Opportunities For Women

The Funding Space Event Explores  Opportunities For Women

It was a special time for women entrepreneurs, social activists, Non-governmental organizations, social entrepreneurs and creatives as they were all under one roof and were informed, educated and networked with potential financiers. This event was organized by Afrigrant Institution, an organization that deals with the monetary aspect of ideas. They are known as the grantors […]

UN Women Applauds Malawi President Mutharika In Championing Gender Equality

UN Women Applauds Malawi President Mutharika In Championing Gender Equality

The United Nations (UN) Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality says Malawi is on right track in demonstrating commitments towards empowering women and young girls through elimination of all forms of violence directed at them Executive Director for UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said this Tuesday evening during a HeForShe gala dinner held at Sofitel Hotel […]