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Botswana, UN Sign Gender Programme

Botswana, UN Sign Gender Programme

 Reports of women being raped, violated, disempowered and killed are a cause for concern, the Minister Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Ms Dorcas Makgato has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the United Nations Joint Gender Programme (UNJGP) 2018-2020 on Tuesday, Ms Makgato said studies had revealed that only 1.2 per cent […]

Libyan Rivals Set For Crunch Paris Talks To Break Political Deadlock

Libyan Rivals Set For Crunch Paris Talks To Break Political Deadlock

Libyan rivals will meet on Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year. U.N. Special Representative Ghassan Salame has been leading the latest push to unify and stabilise Libya, seven years after the uprising that toppled and then killed […]

Kadaga Asks UN To Buy Pads For Female Refugees

Kadaga Asks UN To Buy Pads For Female Refugees

The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has asked the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to provide sanitary towels for women in refugee camps. The Speaker was on Monday officiating at the launch of new standards for re-useable sanitary pads at Hotel Africana in Kampala. Ms Kadaga said it is displeasing if women in […]

Punish Refugee Aid Thieves, EU Tells Uganda

Punish Refugee Aid Thieves, EU Tells Uganda

 European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda Attilio Pacifici has asked government to “make known” findings of the investigation into plunder of money and relief items for refugees and prosecute the culprits. Amb Pacifici made the call on Wednesday while speaking at the commemoration of 68 years of European Integration commonly known as Europe Day […]

On A Mission To Reform Urban Women

On A Mission To Reform Urban Women

 With cities facing their fastest growth ever, the head of the United Nations’ agency for urban development is on a mission – to revitalise the organisation and ensure people, particularly women, are central to future planning. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the former mayor of Penang who took up the role of UN-Habitat executive director in January, […]

United Nations Highest Policy-Making Body To Break Male Domination

United Nations Highest Policy-Making Body To Break Male Domination

The 193-member General Assembly – one of the highest policy-making bodies at the United Nations – will get a much-needed break, come September, when a woman will preside over its 73rd session, only the fourth in the history of the world body. The two who are in the running are: Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake, Permanent […]

UN Condemns The Brutal Attack Of Civilians In North East, Nigeria

UN Condemns The Brutal Attack Of Civilians In North East, Nigeria

The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Yassine Gaba, has strongly condemned the deadly combined attack which took place Sunday April 1 near Belle Village, on the outskirts of Maiduguri. According to local sources, at least 34 civilians lost their lives in this attack and some 90 others were injured. “The recent weeks have […]

UN Peacekeepers Attacked By Central Africa Armed Group

UN Peacekeepers Attacked By Central Africa Armed Group

UN peacekeepers on patrol in the Central African Republic exchanged fire with members of an armed group in a Muslim enclave of the capital Bangui, the United Nations said Sunday. The peacekeepers were fired at in the Muslim rebel bastion called PK5, home to several armed groups and they responded, said Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for […]

Books Donated TO IDPs Are Being Repackaged And Sold

Books Donated TO IDPs Are Being Repackaged And Sold

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect at a motor park in Borno State allegedly trying to divert books and other educational materials donated to schools in the state by the United Nations. The agency said it had also intercepted the diversion of cartons of assorted […]

$408M To Expand Internet Access For Women ‘Sitting Dormant’, UN Report Says

$408M To Expand Internet Access For Women ‘Sitting Dormant’, UN Report Says

New research indicates more than $4008million in public funding collected to expand internet access in Africa is sitting dormant in public coffers. The research from the Web Foundation, Alliance for Affordable Internet and United Nations Women, released at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, found many governments are failing to take action […]

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