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Total affirms commitment to sustainable economic agenda
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Total affirms commitment to sustainable economic agenda

To actively support nation-building efforts in line with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Total E&P Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to providing employment opportunities through capacity building, and ensuring sustainable economic growth. Total explained that such capacity-building is one of the ways to transform the society through […]

UN, AU ask South Sudan’s warring sides to deliver on peace deal
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UN, AU ask South Sudan’s warring sides to deliver on peace deal

A rebel of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO), a South Sudanese anti-government force, smokes a cigarette at a civilian base in Birigo, South Sudan, near the border with Uganda, on September 21, 2018.<br />Despite a peace deal being signed by the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and opposition […]

Buhari’s speech at high level meeting on tuberculosis at UNGA73
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Buhari’s speech at high level meeting on tuberculosis at UNGA73

President Buhari this morning addressed a High-level Meeting on the Fight Against Tuberculosis, at the UN Headquarters in New York. #UNGA #PMBAtUNGA18 Statement delivered by Mr. President at the high level meeting on “United Against tuberculosis: Global Action Against Global Threat”. 26 September 2018, United Nations Headquarters, New York, Madam […]

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20 dead as hill collapses on Darfur village in Sudan

At least 20 people have been killed in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region after a hill collapsed onto their village following heavy rain, a rebel group said Wednesday. Several people are still feared to be buried after rocks crashed down onto their houses in the mountainous Jebel Marra region of Darfur […]

Lagos, coastal cities threatened by forecast rise in sea level
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Lagos, coastal cities threatened by forecast rise in sea level

PHOTO: SkyscraperCity The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says that Lagos and other coastal cities globally that are less than one meter above sea level could be submerged by 2050 if the seal level continues its rise. “The projection by scientists in the United Nations (UN) who are the authority in […]

Gaza running out of fuel, medicine, says UN
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Gaza running out of fuel, medicine, says UN

The United Nations has run out of funding to pay for fuel needed for hospitals, water plants and other critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, the UN political chief said Wednesday. Rosemary Di Carlo also told the Security Council that recent violent escalations between Israel and Palestinian militants “threatened to […]

Nigeria disputes UN’s claim of ransom payment to terrorists
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Nigeria disputes UN’s claim of ransom payment to terrorists

[FILE] Some of the released Dapchi schoolgirls gather during their meeting with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria March 23, 2018. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters The Nigerian government Thursday denied that it paid ransom to a Boko Haram splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) to secure the […]

Nigeria paid ‘ large ransom’ to free Dapchi girls, UN says
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Nigeria paid ‘ large ransom’ to free Dapchi girls, UN says

Some of the released Dapchi schoolgirls are pictured in Jumbam village, Yobe State, Nigeria March 21, 2018. REUTERS/REUTERS/Ola Lanre In spite of Nigerian government denial on multiple occasions, the United Nations has said that a splinter Boko Haram group that kidnapped the Dapchi girls in February was paid a “large […]

Guterres raises alarm over UN cash crunch
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Guterres raises alarm over UN cash crunch

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Vesa Moilanen / Finland OUT UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday of a serious cash shortfall at the United Nations, telling staff in a message that cost-cutting measures are in store. Guterres said the cash crunch was […]

UN to investigate banned ozone substances emissions
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UN to investigate banned ozone substances emissions

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Few weeks after a study released in Nature indicated that emissions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)-11 had unexpectedly increased in recent years – despite a global ban on production since 2010 – investigations by the independent Environmental Investigation Agency and the New York Times are […]

UN pledges support for Nigeria’s environmental challenges
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UN pledges support for Nigeria’s environmental challenges

Ogoniland United Nations (U.N.) Executive Director on Environment, Erick Solhiem, has promised to assist Nigeria to enable the country tackle its major environmental challenges. Solhiem, who stated this during an advocacy visit to the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril in Abuja, cited the Ogoni cleanup, Lake Chad region, […]

The United Nations urges Nicaragua to probe protest killings
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The United Nations urges Nicaragua to probe protest killings

People demonstrate in Managua demanding Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo, step down, April 23, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations called Tuesday on Nicaragua to investigate a crackdown on protests that have left at least 27 dead, saying that a number of the killings […]

The United Nations’ International Labor Organization seeks rare labor probe against Venezuela
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The United Nations’ International Labor Organization seeks rare labor probe against Venezuela

A photo of 332nd session of the governing body of the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, 8–22 March 2018. (Photo by ILO) The UN’s labor body on Wednesday set up an investigation into alleged violations in Venezuela, following a request by a private-sector group long opposed to the Caracas […]