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UN Seeks Women’s Greater Participation In Peace, Conflict Resolution

UN Seeks Women’s Greater Participation In Peace, Conflict Resolution

United Nations Women Deputy Country Representative to Nigeria, Mr. Lansana Wonneh, Thursday said women would play a great role if they are allowed to participate in peace building and conflict resolution. Speaking at the official launch of the women, peace and security programme in Benue State and celebration of the 2019 International Women’s Day, Wonneh […]

Airstrike On Tripoli Closes City’s Airport As Battle For Capital Rages

Airstrike On Tripoli Closes City’s Airport As Battle For Capital Rages

Libyan authorities have closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli after an airstrike Monday, as a battle for the capital continues between rival forces in the country. Security officers at Mitiga airport east of the Libyan capital said that no side had yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit the runway but caused no […]

Global Investors ‘Wreaking Havoc’ On Low-Income Renters, UN Says

Global Investors ‘Wreaking Havoc’ On Low-Income Renters, UN Says

Large investment firms are worsening global housing shortages by forcing vulnerable out of low-income homes and upgrading them for higher rents, said United Nations human rights experts, who appealed to countries to tighten up regulation. These firms had become the world’s biggest landlords, and “converted homes into financial instruments and investments”, said Leilani Farha, U.N. […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

I am on my way back from New York where I went to attend the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Commission is the body responsible for monitoring progress on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment globally, receiving annual reports from governments on their efforts, successes and challenges. After the Beijing Conference […]

Government Of Liberia To Train More Rural Women As Solar Energy Technicians

Government Of Liberia To Train More Rural Women As Solar Energy Technicians

The Government of Liberia, in partnership with the Barefoot College of India, is planning to open a Vocational Training Center at the Grand Bassa Community College, for the training of rural women in the use of solar energy. The Center, when established will train on an annual basis, twenty (20) women Libliving in rural areas […]

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

There was a significant rise in reports of sexual exploitation and abuse involving United Nations staff and affiliates last year, the U.N. said in a report on Monday, ascribing the increase largely to an improved atmosphere and oversight. Just over 200 people reported sexual violence and exploitation at the hands of U.N. staff and personnel […]

If A Company Board Lacks Women, It’s Red Alert – UK Investor Body Says…

If A Company Board Lacks Women, It’s Red Alert – UK Investor Body Says…

Britain’s top companies face a red warning if they don’t have more than one woman on their board, the Investment Association said on Thursday, adding to pressure for more female representation at top levels of management. The body which represents big asset managers said it was expanding its traffic light system which guides big investors […]

African Minerals Development Centre Moves From ECA To African Union Commission

African Minerals Development Centre Moves From ECA To African Union Commission

The Economic Commission for Africa on Friday officially handed over the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) to the African Union Commission (AUC) following its inception in 2012. The AMDC was endorsed by the 2nd conference of African Ministers responsible for Minerals Resource Development in 2011 as an African Union flagship project whose main aim was […]

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

TODAY, February 6, is the United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is NOT a public holiday, although it is dedicated to international observation as part of combined efforts by the United Nations Organisation to meet one of its ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ programme to year-2030 (SDG-2030). Goal Number-5 out […]

Progress Is Needed To Build Peace Talks In Western Sahara – United Nations

Progress Is Needed To Build Peace Talks In Western Sahara – United Nations

Earlier today (January 29, 2019), the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Mr Horst Kӧhler, briefed the UN Security Council. Following his remarks, the Frente POLISARIO’s UN Representative Dr Sidi Omar urged Council members to support rapid, concrete progress on the political track towards direct negotiations between the two parties. “The first […]