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UN condemns execution of 5 aid workers in Borno

The United Nation, UN, Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has condemned the killing of five aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

AU, UN develop roadmap to guide anti-terror activities in Somalia

The AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the UN are meeting in Mogadishu on Monday to develop a comprehensive roadmap to guide the AU...

UN wants protection of aid workers in Nigeria’s conflict areas

The United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has called on all parties to the conflict in the North-East to respect...

Nigeria listed among 41 countries in need of food assistance

A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, on Thursday, titled, “Crop Prospect and Food Situation,” has listed Nigeria among 41 countries in need of external assistance.

3.7m refugees out of school – UN

Less than half of the world’s refugee children are getting a school education, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday, warning of negative consequences for...

Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute before UN’s top court 

Pakistan says it will take its Kashmir dispute with India to the United Nations’ (UN’s) top judicial body, the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Pakistan’s...

Cyclone puts 200,000 Zimbabweans in need of urgent food aid – UN

An estimated 200,000 people in Zimbabwe are likely to need urgent food aid for the next three months after their district was hit by...

FG, UN sign MoU on HIV/AIDS

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on how to decisively win the war against...

UN chief shocked, saddened by fatal building collapse in Nigeria

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, was “shocked and saddened’’ by the fatal collapse of a building in Nigeria, his spokesperson said on Thursday. “The secretary-general will...

UN report describes horrors of Congo massacre with 535 dead

The UN Human Rights office says 535 people in Congo were shot, butchered and burnt to death during the three days of violence between...

UN chief mourns Ethiopian Airlines crash victims

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has expressed sadness at the tragic loss of lives in the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday near Addis Ababa. In a...

19 UN officials perished in ill-fated Ethiopian airplane crash

No fewer than 19 United Nations officials were aboard the Ethiopian airplane that crashed on Sunday, the UN Department of Safety and Security in...

Khashoggi: UN rights forum teams up against Saudi Arabia

At least 36 countries, including all 28 EU members, have signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia’s human rights record at the UN Human Rights...

UN Rights chief seeks release of Saudi women activists

United Nations Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet called on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to release women activists detained and allegedly tortured in the Kingdom. “The...

Pakistan asks UN to defuse tensions with India after Kashmir attack

Pakistan has sought intervention by the UN as tensions with neighbouring India mounted after a deadly bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir, the...

Somalia, UN seek to boost peace-building efforts

Somalia and the UN have launched the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund, to help support the country’s peace building with focus on state-building projects. Peter de-Clercq,...

UN Envoy leaves Yemen after cemented deal on troop withdrawal

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, left the rebel-held Capital Sanaa on Monday after a one-day visit in which he cemented...

UN seeks $920m to aid Rohingya refugees

Humanitarian aid for the 900,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will cost 920 million dollars this year, UN agencies said on Friday as they launched...

UN commends Ethiopia’s open-door policy

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Wednesday commended Ethiopia for its open-door policy towards refugees that are arriving from neighbouring countries. Grandi,...

13.5 million Afghans are suffering from severe food insecurity – UN

No fewer than 13.5 million Afghans across the war-torn and poverty-stricken country are suffering from severe food insecurity, the United Nations Assistance Mission in...

Fight Against Deforestation: UNHCR to plant 20m trees in Uganda

The UN Refugee Agency in Uganda says it plans to plant 20 million trees this year to plug the deforestation by Refugees in the...

32,000 Cameroonians seeking refuge in Nigeria – UN

The UN has said that no fewer than 32,000 Cameroonians fleeing insecurity and  violence are currently taking refuge in Nigeria. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator...

Somalia orders top UN official to leave over interference

Somalia has kicked out the country’s top UN official in a decision likely to harm relations with foreign powers backing government attempts to restore...

Nigeria needs $337bn to implement SDGs from 2019-2022 – UN

Nigeria needs not less than 337 billion dollars to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, from 2019 to 2022, the UN Support Plan for...

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