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International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating […]

Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually – UN Health Agency

Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually – UN Health Agency

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). New modelling by the UN agency to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, marked on Thursday, reveals that […]

East Africa Locust Swarms Airborne In 3 to 4 Weeks, UN Warns

East Africa Locust Swarms Airborne In 3 to 4 Weeks, UN Warns

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Sunday that nymph (baby) desert locusts maturing in Somalia’s rebel-held backcountry, where aerial spraying is next to unrealizable, will develop wings in the “next three or four weeks” and threaten millions of people already short of food. Once in flight and hungry, the swarm could be the […]

Optimism High On Burundi Elections

Optimism High On Burundi Elections

UNITED Nations (UN), Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, Ms Bintou Keita, has expressed the intergovernmental organization’s desire for peaceful, credible and democratic elections in Burundi. Speaking during her meeting with the EAC Secretary General midweek, the UN official observed that peaceful elections in Burundi were a prerequisite for political stability in the nation and the region […]

Malawi Scores Highly On Global 90 – 90:90 HIV Targets

Malawi Scores Highly On Global 90 – 90:90 HIV Targets

Malawi has beaten the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAids) global HIV targets, a development that has given hope to the players that the country could be on the right path towards eradicating the epidemic by 2030. Dr Nyirenda telling journalists how Malawi is fairing.- Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times Dr Tenthani […]

Tech, Climate Change Creating New Inequalities, U.N. says

Tech, Climate Change Creating New Inequalities, U.N. says

A new generation of global inequalities fueled by climate change and technology could trigger violence and political instability if left unchecked, the United Nations warned on Monday. Climate change and technology rather than wealth and income are the modern-day wedges that are increasingly dividing the haves from the have-nots, said the United Nations Development Programme […]

U.N. Seeks New Host For Climate Talks After Chile Withdraws

U.N.  Seeks New Host For Climate Talks After Chile Withdraws

The United Nations is seeking a new host for this year’s round of climate talks in December after Chile withdrew as raging street protests grip the South American country. The talks, called COP25, were scheduled to be held in Santiago, Chile, from Dec. 2-13, but protests over inequality have left 18 people dead and ground […]

Three Aid Workers Killed As Ebola Monitoring Suspended In South Sudan

Three Aid Workers Killed As Ebola Monitoring Suspended In South Sudan

Three aid workers with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have been killed in South Sudan, during fighting between government forces and National Salvation Front (NAS) rebels. The aid organization said Wednesday it has suspended Ebola screening activities at various locations near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, because it is too dangerous […]

Migrants Released Amid Fighting In Libyan Capital Seek Refuge With UN

Migrants Released Amid Fighting In Libyan Capital Seek Refuge With UN

Hundreds of migrants were released on Tuesday from a detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli as heavy gunfire rang out across the city, witnesses and the United Nations said. At least 200 of the migrants made their way to a centre for processing resettlement cases set up in Tripoli by U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, […]

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed Calls For The Full Participation Of Women In Peace, Security and Development Efforts

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed Calls For The Full Participation Of Women In Peace, Security and Development Efforts

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed inspects a guard parade on arrival at Aden Abdulle International Airport, Mogadishu, during a joint UN-AU Solidarity Mission to Somalia on 23 October 2019. UN Photo / John Arigi The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has called for the full participation of women in the country’s peace, […]

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