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United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

The United Nations says two U.N. peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed when their convoy hit a land mine in the West African nation of Mali. A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said six other Sri Lankan peacekeepers were injured in Friday’s blast, which took place in Mali’s central Mopti region, near the town of […]

Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey For Children, Women

Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey For Children, Women

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Somali health ministry on Wednesday launched the first major nutrition survey in the country since 2009. Both the ministry and UNICEF said in a joint statement issued in Mogadishu that the Somali National Micronutrient Survey will be carried out in the next four months. Fawziya Abikar, minister of […]

UN Calls Back Staff In Somalia In The Wake Of Al-Shabaab Attack & Haysom Expulsion

UN Calls Back Staff In Somalia In The Wake Of Al-Shabaab Attack & Haysom Expulsion

The United Nation has announced that it will reduce its staff in Somalia. “Following the mortar attack on the UN compound in Mogadishu on 1 January 2019, the Designated Official for Somalia has decided, as a precautionary measure, to limit the staffing footprint in Mogadishu for the immediate future” a letter signed by Clark Toes […]

Sexual Violence Takes A Huge Increase In South Sudan

Sexual Violence Takes A Huge Increase In South Sudan

The U.N. official who combats sexual violence in conflict said Tuesday that such atrocities have “escalated dramatically” in South Sudan this year and that accountability is needed to prevent more rapes. “In 2018, there has been a clear and alarming increase in the number of cases and victims of conflict-related sexual violence documented,” Pramila Patten […]

UN Agencies Unite In Support Of Africa’s Growth Agenda

UN Agencies Unite In Support Of Africa’s Growth Agenda

 “In a turbulent and unpredictable world where multilateralism is under threat, we need stronger collaboration in support of the 2030 and 2063 agendas,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Ms. Songwe urged UN agencies to rally behind ongoing continental initiatives aimed at boosting intra-Africa integration and trade and others […]

Let’s Respect Women And Children As We Celebrate 70th Human Rights Day – George Morara

Let’s Respect Women And Children As We Celebrate 70th Human Rights Day – George Morara

Calls for respect to children, women and the most vulnerable people in the society dominated the 70th celebrations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was marked on Monday at the University of Nairobi. Speaking during the event, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Vice Chairperson George Morara called on the public to […]

World Aids Day – Children And HIV/AIDS

World Aids Day – Children And HIV/AIDS

 360,000 adolescents are projected to die of AIDS-related diseases between 2018 and 2030. This means 76 adolescent deaths every day – without additional investment in HIV prevention, testing and treatment programmes, UNICEF has said in a new report titled Children, HIV and AIDS: The World in 2030. allAfrica’s Sethi Ncube spoke with Dr Shaffiq Essajee, Deputy Chief of […]

Better Trade And Economy For Africa As Africa’s Investment Market Place Is Launched

Better Trade And Economy For Africa As Africa’s Investment Market Place Is Launched

Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to reduce trade hurdles, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). “Africa faces a moment when the market access gains that have been negotiated over the past two decades can be severely eroded unless we […]

Gender Inequality Is Stunting Economic Progress

Gender Inequality Is Stunting Economic Progress

‘Do not let us off the hook; keep our feet to the fire’. These were the words of the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres when he promised to personally lead the global body towards greater gender equality. As the world observes the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence today 26 November […]

UN Chief Condemns The Killing Of Peace Keepers In DRC

UN Chief Condemns The Killing Of Peace Keepers In DRC

United Nations Secretary-General António Gutteres condemned the killing of seven peacekeepers on Wednesday serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is also confronting a lethal Ebola outbreak. His spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said on Thursday that one Tanzanian and six Malawian ‘blue helmets’ were killed during joint operations carried out by the UN […]