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Today In History : World Children’s Day

Today In History : World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights […]

Standing Up For Vulnerable South Sudanese – UN Woman Police Officer of the Year

Standing Up For Vulnerable South Sudanese – UN Woman Police Officer of the Year

Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo, Gender Adviser at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has won 2020 UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award, in honour of her work supporting vulnerable groups, such as women, girls, children, and people with disabilities. Ms Malambo, who is Zambian, and spent 24 years with her country’s […]

At Least 21 People Killed In Post-Election Violence In Guinea

At Least 21 People Killed In Post-Election Violence In Guinea

At least 21 people have died in unrest in Guinea which broke out following last week’s disputed presidential election. International envoys have travelled to Conakry to try and reduce tensions. RTG state news channel said that 21 people had been killed since 19 October, including officers of the security forces. The opposition claims figures are […]

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

In a world characterized by an unprecedented level of economic development, technological means and financial resources, that millions of persons are living in extreme poverty is a moral outrage. Poverty is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the basic capabilities to live in […]

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ In Congo

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ In Congo

Two more U.N. agencies joined the World Health Organization (WHO) with pledges on Wednesday to investigate claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and children’s agency UNICEF said they would investigate after 51 women accused mainly foreign […]

Yemi Alade Becomes United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

Yemi Alade Becomes United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade called on Wednesday for coronavirus recovery plans to focus more on women, particularly in her home country, saying she planned to use a new role as a United Nations goodwill ambassador to help vulnerable people. Alade, 31, joined a list of celebrities including actor Antonio Banderas and footballer Didier Drogba […]

World Remains A ‘Violent, Highly Discriminatory Place’ for Girls

World Remains A ‘Violent, Highly Discriminatory Place’ for Girls

Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed. While there have been remarkable gains for girls in education, little headway has been made to help shape a more […]

UN Body Orders Bosnia To Pay Wartime Rape Victim

UN Body Orders Bosnia To Pay Wartime Rape Victim

At least 20,000 women were subjected to sexual violence as a tool of warfare during the Bosnian war, the United Nations estimates The United Nations has ordered Bosnia to compensate a woman raped by a soldier during the war and to set up a nationwide war crimes reparation scheme, after the first case of sexual […]

UN, Partners Assess Girls Empowerment Programmes In Central Region

UN, Partners Assess Girls Empowerment Programmes In Central Region

A delegation from two United Nations (UN) organisations and their partners are in the Central Region to assess the progress of a joint adolescent girls empowerment programme ongoing in the region to reduce teenage pregnancy and its related issues. The UN Population Fund (UNPFA) and UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are implementing the programme dubbed […]

Women And Babies Are Dying – U.N. Urged To Scale Up Aid As Venezuela Crisis Deepens

Women And Babies Are Dying – U.N. Urged To Scale Up Aid As Venezuela Crisis Deepens

According to an internal U.N. report seen by Reuters last week, about 2.8 million Venezuelans are in need of healthcare Women and babies are dying in Venezuela and disease is rife amid a collapsed health system and severe food shortages, researchers said on Thursday, urging a large-scale United Nations response. A new report by researchers […]

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