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UN Women To Train Rural Females In Horticulture

UN Women To Train Rural Females In Horticulture

UN Women has said 118 rural women in Shinyanga and Singida regions are set to benefit from Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) and entrepreneurship. Training, according to UN Women, set to enhance women in rural economic wellbeing. UN Women Regional Director for Eastern Africa and Southern Africa Roberta Clarke said the training would be conducted in collaboration […]

A Decade After U.N.-Linked Cholera Outbreak, Haitians Demand Justice

A Decade After U.N.-Linked Cholera Outbreak, Haitians Demand Justice

In the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, it is another, more deadly disease that keeps 20-year-old Haitian Loubean Jean up at night – cholera. Jean was about to celebrate his 11th birthday in 2011 when his father was struck with cholera and died aged 49, leaving five children behind. Jean’s mother, who was also sickened […]

Traffickers Profiting As Pandemic Makes Crime Harder To Crack, U.N. warns

Traffickers Profiting As Pandemic Makes Crime Harder To Crack, U.N. warns

Human traffickers are capitalising on the coronavirus pandemic to target people ranging from jobless migrants to out-of-school children, two United Nations specialists said, warning that the fallout from COVID-19 had driven the crime further underground. The global economic slowdown has left countless people jobless, desperate and at risk of exploitation, while victims of trafficking 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 […]

First Lady Ana Dias Lourenço Calls For More Support To Rural Women

First Lady Ana Dias Lourenço Calls For More Support To Rural Women

Angola’s First Lady, Ana Dias Lourenço, Tuesday appealed to the government to strengthen, in a substantive and sustainable way, the support for rural women, as the main driving force of the family and rural economy in the country. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), in Angola, rural women, as recognized as […]

U.N. To Bangladesh: Do More To End Child Marriage

U.N. To Bangladesh: Do More To End Child Marriage

  Bangladesh must do more to tackle child marriage if it is to meet its own goal of eliminating the crime by 2041, according to a United Nations report released on Wednesday. “This human rights violation…(is)robbing children of their childhoods,” said Veera Mendonca, a spokeswoman for the U.N.’s children agency. “We must invest now to […]

Seven Facts On Global Hunger As World Food Programme Wins Nobel

Seven Facts On Global Hunger As World Food Programme Wins Nobel

The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger around the world and improve conditions for peace in areas affected by conflict. For more than 50 years the WFP has worked to improve food security around the world, but conflict, climate shocks and […]

UN World Food Programme Wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

UN World Food Programme Wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world – often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions – has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The agency was recognized “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and […]

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 […]

President Ramaphosa Rallies UN In Fight Against GBV

President Ramaphosa Rallies UN In Fight Against GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on governments represented at the United Nations General Assembly to end all forms of violence against women and girls. The President was speaking during a virtual high-level meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women convened by the United Nations General Assembly. “This session should […]

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