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Nigeria appointed Acting President to preside over 81st Plenary Meeting of UN General Assembly

Nigeria was on Thursday appointed as the Acting President to preside over the 81st Plenary Meeting of UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the ...

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It will take 170 years to achieve gender equality – UN

It will take 170 years to achieve economic equality between women and men, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, in her message to the Youth Forum of the Commission on the Status of Women, ahead of ...

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Boko Haram crisis is the world’s largest and most neglected – UN

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has described the insurgency crisis in the North-East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region as the world’s largest  and most neglected humanitarian crisis the world has ever witnessed. Mr Mathew Rycroft, the President of ...

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Development is only long term solution to Boko Haram – UN

The UN Security Council says that the only solution to the Boko Haram terrorism in the Northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is the economic development of the region. Matthew Rycroft, the leader of a UN Security Council delegation, ...

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UN wants capital punishment abolished

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Al Hussein, has reiterated his call for the abolition of death penalty saying its subjecting convicts to mental anguish constitutes human rights violations. Zeid made the call on Wednesday at the opening ...

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UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina sworn-in

Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Environment, has been sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the UN at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York ...

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UN goes offensive, uses air operation to disperse CAR militia

The UN has dispersed heavily armed militiamen in the remote Central African Republic town of Bambari few days after the militia attacked and wounded its peacekeepers. A UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) carried out ...

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Deputy UN Secretary-General, Amina to make Nigeria, Africa her priority

The Deputy UN Secretary-General designate, Ms Amina Mohammed, has said her priority will be the development of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Mohammed stated this on Monday in Abuja at a dinner organised in her honour by the Ministry ...

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The world has failed to protect children- UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights admitted that the world has failed in its responsibility to protect children from ongoing violations of child rights in the face of the worsening global crisis. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for ...

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Ban bows out, Guterres takes over as UN Secretary-General

António Guterres assumed office on Sunday, January 1, 2017, as the ninth UN Secretary-General after Ban Ki-moon’s exit following the completion of a 10 year- tenure on Saturday, December 31.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Guterres, in his ...

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