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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 […]

Nigerian Women Artists Unite At UN To Change Perceptions Of Women And Africa

Nigerian Women Artists Unite At UN To Change Perceptions Of Women And Africa

Three Nigerian women will spotlight themes such as human trafficking, suicide bombing, and sexism and sexual harassment at the United Nations, showing the strength of women as agents of change in African societies often dominated by men. “We have to see ourselves as part of the solution, not just as women reserved for sex or […]

UN Envoy Lauds Somali Women For Championing Inclusivity

UN Envoy Lauds Somali Women For Championing Inclusivity

The United Nations senior envoy in Somalia on Thursday praised the role of Somali women in promoting a more inclusive and equitable Somali society. Michael Keating, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, also congratulated Somali women for achieving significant progress in recent years, especially in the political and economic affairs of the country. “Women […]

Nestlé Signs UN Principles, Commits To Women Empowerment

Nestlé Signs UN Principles, Commits To Women Empowerment

 Nestlé Kenya has joined thousands other companies from across the globe in signing the UN Women Empowerment Principles as the company commemorated the 2018 International Women’s Day to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality at work. In a joint ceremony in partnership with UN Women Kenya, Nestlé Equatorial Africa Region Head, Cornel Krummenacher […]

#The Time Is Now : International Women’s Day

#The Time Is Now : International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for […]

Gender Equality In The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

Gender Equality In The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

In the countdown to the International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, UN Women has released its flagship report which demonstrates through evidence, new data and analysis how women and girls are faring across the world, and what it will take to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Titled Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the […]

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