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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 […]

15 Quick Tips For Reducing Food Waste And Becoming A Food Hero

15 Quick Tips For Reducing Food Waste And Becoming A Food Hero

For many people in the world, food waste has become a habit: buying more food than we need at markets, letting fruits and vegetables spoil at home or taking larger portions than we can eat. These habits put extra strain on our natural resources and damage our environment. When we waste food, we waste the […]

International Day Of Awareness On Food Loss and Waste Reductions

International Day Of Awareness On Food Loss and Waste Reductions

The challenge of reducing food loss and waste during COVID-19 This year we celebrate the first-ever observance of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. It also comes during the global COVID-19 pandemic, that has brought about a global wake-up on the need to transform and rebalance the way our food is […]

Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

Almost 75 years since the adoption of the first General Assembly resolution in 1946 committed the United Nations to the goal of nuclear disarmament, our world continues to live in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe. Relationships between States possessing nuclear weapons are characterized by division, distrust and an absence of dialogue.  As they increasingly choose […]

International Day For The Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

International Day For The Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946, which established the Atomic Energy Commission (dissolved in 1952), with a mandate to make specific proposals for the control of nuclear energy and the elimination of atomic weapons and […]