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Celebrating Africa’s Digital Potential On UN Youth Day

Celebrating Africa’s Digital Potential On UN Youth Day

Many things have been said about the future Africa and its potential, it has been called the Opportunity Continent, the Next Frontier and Africa rising, with all of these truths. For me, the excitement comes in how Africa can, and will one day lead in the digital economy, not only creating a better future for […]

Three UN Workers Killed Following Benghazi Car Bomb Attack

Three UN Workers Killed Following Benghazi Car Bomb Attack

Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left three UN workers dead, and three others injured, with dozens of civilians also wounded. The Security Council convened an emergency session in New York later in the day, to discuss the latest developments […]

Children Are Causalities Of War In Saudi Arabia, Israel – UN

Children Are Causalities Of War In Saudi Arabia, Israel – UN

The Children in Armed Conflict report has long been controversial with diplomats saying Saudi Arabia and Israel both exerted pressure in recent years in a bid to stay off the list A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed or injured 729 children during 2018, accounting for nearly half the total child casualties, United […]

U.N. Wants More Urgency In AIDS fight As gains And Funding Fade

U.N. Wants More Urgency In AIDS fight As gains And Funding Fade

More than half of all new HIV infections in 2018 were among sex workers, drug users, men who have sex with men, transgender people, prisoners and the sexual partners of these groups The global fight against AIDS is stalling due to lower investment, marginalized communities missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in […]

Involve More Women In Peace Keeping – UN Under-Secretary-General

Involve More Women In Peace Keeping – UN Under-Secretary-General

The United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General of Peace Operations Department, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has urged Ghana to involve more women in critical areas of peacekeeping operations, to help deal with conflicts and its associated challenges. He said women were widely regarded as agents of peace, hence their involvement in peacekeeping processes and operations was likely to produce […]

United Nations Urges Legal Reform To Protect Women From Rape At Home

United Nations Urges Legal Reform To Protect Women From Rape At Home

Nearly one in five women aged 15 to 49 globally experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse from a former or current partner or spouse in the previous year The home is one of the most dangerous places for women, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as research showed only four in 10 countries criminalise marital […]

UN Women Releases Report On Equality And Violence

UN Women Releases Report On Equality And Violence

The United Nations says women’s rights have advanced over the past decades but gender inequality and violence still exists within families. U.N. Women, also known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, released its annual “Progress of the World’s Women” report on Tuesday, The report identifies ways in which […]

Mexico Announces End To Funding For Human Trafficking NGOs

Mexico Announces End To Funding For Human Trafficking NGOs

Mexico is an origin, transit and destination country for thousands of human trafficking victims Mexico will stop giving financial aid to anti-human trafficking organizations and instead run shelters and victim care directly, the president said on Monday, drawing criticism from activists who said the plan lacked detail. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed past corruption […]

UN Decorates Rwandan Female Dominated Police Peacekeepers

UN Decorates Rwandan Female Dominated Police Peacekeepers

The United Nations, on Thursday, decorated 187 Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving in its mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with the ‘UN Service Medal of Honor.’ The medal is in recognition for their outstanding contribution to peace, safety and security in world’s new nation. Those decorated include a female dominated Rwanda Formed Police Unit Three (RWAFPU-3) […]

End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Now – UN

End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Now – UN

It’s time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conference said. In Norway, United Nations agencies, governments and civil society convened for the first-ever thematic humanitarian conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian crises. The conference, which brought together representatives from 100 nations and over […]

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