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AU Endorses Joint Mission With UN for Somalia

AU Endorses Joint Mission With UN for Somalia

The African Union says it wants to partner with the United Nations in a proposed joint mission to support Somalia in its efforts to battle armed extremists and achieve stability. In a statement, the African Union’s Peace and Security Council said it endorsed an independent assessment team’s recommendation for a hybrid operation that would replace […]

WHO’s Tedros Under Donor Pressure To Act Quickly On Congo Sex Scandal – Diplomats

WHO’s Tedros Under Donor Pressure To Act Quickly On Congo Sex Scandal – Diplomats

The head of the World Health Organization is coming under U.S.-led pressure to act quickly on a damning report on a sexual assault scandal that has engulfed it and other aid agencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Western diplomats say. More than 80 aid workers, a quarter of whom were employed by the WHO, […]

Expelled UN Officials Violated Security Arrangements

Expelled UN Officials Violated Security Arrangements

Ethiopia on Thursday expelled seven UN aid workers, including Mr Adele Khodr, the Unicef Country Representative for Ethiopia, over claims of interference with the country’s internal affairs. The top UN officials from various UN agencies were ordered to leave the country within 72 hours. The Ethiopian government has issued a statement detailing some of the […]

International Day of Sign Languages

International Day of Sign Languages

We Sign for Human Rights The International Day of Sign Languages is an unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. The 2021 theme, declared by the World Federation of the Deaf, is “We Sign For Human Rights,” highlighting how each of us – deaf […]

World Leaders Return To U.N. With Focus On Pandemic, Climate

World Leaders Return To U.N. With Focus On Pandemic, Climate

 World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. As the coronavirus still rages amid an inequitable vaccine rollout, about a third of […]

UN Women Urges Comprehensive Interventions to End Violence

UN Women Urges Comprehensive Interventions to End Violence

THE public has been advised to develop comprehensive interventions for prevention and responses to sexual harassment and other gender-based violence in public places. The advice was given here yesterday by UN Women’s Program Specialist on Ending Violence against Women and Girls, Ms Lucy Tesha during the opening of a training of trainers on mental health […]

Every Country In The World Is Affected By Human Trafficking

Every Country In The World Is Affected By Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. Since 2003 the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has collected information on about 225,000 victims of trafficking detected worldwide. Globally countries are detecting and reporting more victims and are convicting more traffickers. This can be […]

World Not Ready for 240 Million Migrants If Nigeria Implodes, UN Warns

World Not Ready for 240 Million Migrants If Nigeria Implodes, UN Warns

The United Nations has warned youths not to work against the interest of the country, saying the world won’t be able to accommodate 240 million Nigerians as migrants should the country implode. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Mrs Amina Mohammed, who said this in a statement signed by National Information Officer, UN Office, Nigeria, Oluseyi […]

Share Facts On Drugs, Save Lives

Share Facts On Drugs, Save Lives

Background The trade-in drugs was already recognized as a global problem requiring a global solution at the beginning of the 20th century, with the first international conference on narcotic drugs held in Shanghai in 1909. Over the following decades, a multilateral system to control production, trafficking and abuse of drugs was developed. Three drug control […]

Somalia’s Puntland To Criminalise FGM

Somalia’s Puntland To Criminalise FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) will soon be criminalised in the semi-autonomous northeastern region of Somalia, Puntland. Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni and his cabinet last week approved an anti-FGM bill, Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) reported. Parliament is to debate and approve it, setting the legal ground for ending the vice that affects 97.9 per cent […]

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