Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "UN"

    In 2016 alone, ‘11,000 Nigerian women arrived Italy from Libya’

In 2016 alone, ‘11,000 Nigerian women arrived Italy from Libya’

The United Kingdom’s independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has said the over 11,000 Nigerian women, mostly trafficking victims, arrived Italy from Libya in 2016.Speaking during the UN security council open debate on modern slavery on Saturday, Hyland called for urgent international collaboration to help Nigeria tackle human trafficking challenge at source.He said that women and girls from Nigeria, who were [...]

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    UN to Trump: Your decision will compound anguish of refugees

UN to Trump: Your decision will compound anguish of refugees

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has said that refugees are not criminals and should not be treated as such.The UNHCR in its reaction to the new travel ban by US President, Donald Trump, said that the decision would worsen the woes of refugees around the World."Refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution [...]

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    Boko Haram crisis ‘hasn’t attracted enough funds’ – UK to contribute more money

Boko Haram crisis ‘hasn’t attracted enough funds’ – UK to contribute more money

The United Nations (UN) says Boko Haram crisis has struggled to attract donor funds, but that the UK will assist with more funds.According to Bloomberg, Matthew Rycroft, president of the UN Security Council, who made the promise, did not specify how much.Rycroft reportedly said since the sect launched its campaign of violence, the north-east region has suffered damages estimated at [...]

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    UN: Lagos shouldn’t criminalise fetching water

UN: Lagos shouldn’t criminalise fetching water

Léo Heller, the UN expert on the human rights to water and sanitation, has raised serious concerns about a recent bill in Lagos that criminalizes abstraction of water from natural sources - including boreholes.The special rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation said “when the state fails to provide adequate access to drinking water, no one should be [...]

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    Amina Mohammed vows to make Nigeria her priority in UN

Amina Mohammed vows to make Nigeria her priority in UN

Amina Mohammed, outgoing minister of environment, says the development of Nigeria and Africa, will be her priority when she assumes office as deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN).António Guterres, UN secretary-general, appointed Mohammed in December.Speaking at a dinner which the ministry of foreign affairs organised in her honour, Mohammed pledged not to let her nation down.She said her appointment was a [...]

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    US sanctions: Iran responds with missile test to ‘showcase power’

US sanctions: Iran responds with missile test to ‘showcase power’

Iran has carried out missile and radar tests — a day after the United States imposed sanctions on it for conducting a ballistic missile test.On Saturday, Iran’s revolutionary guard said the military exercise was a response to “threats and sanctions” by the US.Iran's revolutionary guard's website said the military exercise in Semnan province was to "showcase the power of Iran's revolution [...]

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    After missile test, US considers sanctioning Iran

After missile test, US considers sanctioning Iran

The United States (US) says it has put Iran "on notice" after it conducted a failed missile test.On Sunday, Iran tested a medium-range missile, which the US considered a "provocative breach" of a United Nations (UN) security council.Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, accused the administration of Barack Obama of failing "to respond adequately to Tehran's malign actions"."As [...]

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    OOPS! 201m people ‘to be jobless’ in 2017

OOPS! 201m people ‘to be jobless’ in 2017

António Guterres, UN secretary-general, has expressed concern that at least 201 million people will be jobless in 2017, with additional 2.7 million people in 2018.In his message to the commission for social development, Guttere said the world was currently going through a challenging period.“Let us make no mistake: these are challenging times,” he said.“Conflicts are reversing decades of hard-won improvements [...]

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    3 Nigerians, 1 Kenyan killed in Cameroon

3 Nigerians, 1 Kenyan killed in Cameroon

An armed group attacked a UN technical monitoring team in Koncha, a village near the Nigeria-Cameroon border on Tuesday, killing five persons, including three Nigerians and a Kenyan.The deceased were killed in the process of demarcating and delineating the border between both countries in line with the judgement of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Mohamed Chambas, UN envoy for West [...]

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    Trump to cut off funding to UN agencies

Trump to cut off funding to UN agencies

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    Senegalese troops break into Gambia

Senegalese troops break into Gambia

In a move to oust Yahya Jammeh, who is refusing to quit his position as president of The Gambia, Senegalese troops have entered the West African country.Long convoys of military vehicles with armed soldiers entered the troubled nation through the border town of Karang, Abdoulie Bah, a resident, told dpa.The troops are expected to search for Jammeh.They entered Gambia not [...]

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    Shettima apologises to UN, says ‘you were there during our darkest hours’

Shettima apologises to UN, says ‘you were there during our darkest hours’

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has apologised to the United Nations (UN) for accusing its aid agencies of misusing funds meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).On Tuesday, the governor criticised UNICEF and said only eight aid agencies out of 126 were doing good work in the north-eastern state."A lot of the UN agencies, we hardly know what they are [...]

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    Guterres, 9th UN secretary-general, takes charge

Guterres, 9th UN secretary-general, takes charge

António Guterres,9th secretary-general of the United Nations, has assumed office.He succeeds Ban Ki-moon, who left on Saturday, after completing a 10 year- tenure.In his maiden message as the UN secretary-general, Guterres urged the world to make a New Year resolution “to put peace first”.“On my first day as secretary-general of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart,” [...]

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    11 Gambian ambassadors ask Jammeh to quit

11 Gambian ambassadors ask Jammeh to quit

Eleven serving ambassadors of The Gambia have called on President Yahya Jammeh to quit and hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow.Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, revealed this to UN correspondents during a press briefing.Haq said Mamadou Tangara, the permanent representative of The Gambia to the UN, was among the Gambian envoys, who appealed to Jammeh to [...]

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    Water and sanitation ‘getting worse’ as population of Lagos increases

Water and sanitation ‘getting worse’ as population of Lagos increases

Leo Heller, UN human rights expert, has called for increased funding for water and sanitation in the 2017 budget of Lagos state.Heller explained that this is to address the needs of 21 million residents of the state.He said this after Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, presented the budget to the state house of assembly.Heller said while Nigeria’s largest city continues [...]

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    UN envoy describes terrorism as business under the cover of war

UN envoy describes terrorism as business under the cover of war

Zainab Bangura, special representative of the UN secretary-general, said when stripped of the cover of politics and religion, "terrorism is business".Bangura told the security council 'open debate on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict’ that terrorism has taken new and previously unseen dimensions and threats.“These include the use of sexual violence as a tactic of terrorism by groups that [...]

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