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Biden says Sweden and Finland have the ‘full backing’ of the United States to join NATO

Biden says Sweden and Finland have the ‘full backing’ of the United States to join NATO

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States fully supports Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO after both nations began the formal process of applying to the alliance. Biden, flanked by Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, said the two countries would “make NATO stronger.” He called their moves to join […]

Movement for gender equality is a fight for sustainable development of Nigeria — UN Women Rep, Comfort Lamptey

Movement for gender equality is a fight for sustainable development of Nigeria — UN Women Rep, Comfort Lamptey

By Funmi Ajumobi The United Nations Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Comfort Lamptey has said that the movement for gender equality is a fight for sustainable development of Nigeria and not just women’s movement. Speaking at the inaugural International Women’s Day (IWD) Awards Gala held in partnership with the British High Commission, the European […]

Women’s Rights Leader Detained in Sudan Capital

Women’s Rights Leader Detained in Sudan Capital

The head of Sudan’s No to Oppression of Women initiative, Amira Osman, was detained during a midnight raid by security forces on her home in Khartoum in the early hours of Sunday morning. Her detention has prompted condemnation from within Sudan, as well as from the United Nations mission in the country. The initiative said […]

UN Appeals for $60 Million for Victims of Violence in Cameroon

UN Appeals for $60 Million for Victims of Violence in Cameroon

UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, is appealing for nearly $60 million for tens of thousands of victims of intercommunal clashes over dwindling resources in Cameroon’s Far North region. The United Nations Refugee Agency Friday released an appeal for just under $60 million for support for those fleeing intercommunal violence in Cameroon’s Far North region. […]

UN-Backed COVAX Mechanism Delivers Its 1 Billionth Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

UN-Backed COVAX Mechanism Delivers Its 1 Billionth Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

With a 1.1 million jab delivery in Rwanda this weekend, the World Health Organization’s multilateral initiative to provide equal access to vaccines for all reached the one billion milestones. Along with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Vaccine Alliance GAVI, and partners, WHO has led the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in […]

UN Provides Health Services and Supportive Programmes to Adolescents Girls

UN Provides Health Services and Supportive Programmes to Adolescents Girls

With the emergence and spread of COVID-19 across the world, social, political and economic activities came to a standstill in many countries, including Somalia. The implementation of movement restrictions meant that people had to stay at home round the clock. The restrictions have notably increased incidences of gender-based violence (GBV) against women and girls, as […]

UN ASG Lauds Former President Sirleaf

UN ASG Lauds Former President Sirleaf

Sara Beysolow Nyanti has extolled former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for being the first Liberian to recognize and celebrate her (Sara’s) appointment as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. On December 6, 2021, Mrs. Sara Beysolow Nyanti, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and Resident Coordinator in South Sudan was […]

“There Is Need to Collectively and Individually Contribute to Ending Gender-Based Violence”-Niels Scott, UN Liberia Resident Coordinator

“There Is Need to Collectively and Individually Contribute to Ending Gender-Based Violence”-Niels Scott, UN Liberia Resident Coordinator

The United Nations joined the Government and people of Liberia to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which kicked off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and will run until 10 December, Human Rights Day. The global theme for this year’s campaign is “Orange the […]

Portrait Of Poverty In Lebanon As UN Visits Poorest Place On Med

Portrait Of Poverty In Lebanon As UN Visits Poorest Place On Med

After patiently waiting in line, Umm Mustafa extended two grubby plastic containers to a soup kitchen volunteer, who ladled in rice and stewed greens. It would be the only meal the unemployed single mother and her three sons would eat that day. “I’m already broke and in debt. So for the last year, I’ve come […]

Impunity Against Journalists

Impunity Against Journalists

Last year, according to UNESCO, 62 journalists around the world were killed just for doing their jobs. Many lost their lives while covering conflict. But in recent years, the number of media workers killed outside conflict zones has risen. In many countries, simply investigating corruption, trafficking, human rights violations or environmental issues puts journalists’ lives […]

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