Tag: United Nations

Mental Health Activist, Nigeria’s Hauwa Ojeifo to address the United Nations

Nigerian Mental Health Activist and inaugural Marca Bistro Fellow, Hauwa Ojeifo, is set to give the opening address at the 14th United Nations Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Founded to help actualize the implementation of the articles of the Convention on the Rights of[Read More…]

Economic Recovery Plan: United Nations launches $248.48 million programme

The United Nations on Monday launched a $248.48 million programme to support the Economic Sustainability Plan of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Tagged the Nigeria UN Plus Offer for Socio-Economic Recovery 2020-2022, the programme aims to support the administration’s initiative, which was designed as a response to the economic challenges[Read More…]

UN world food programme predicts ‘hunger pandemic’ in 83 countries

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has predicted that additional 270 million people in 83 countries will experience what it calls “hunger pandemic” before the end of the year. The figure represents a massive rise in the number of hungry people around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.[Read More…]

European Union & UN donates medicals worth 8bn dollars to Nigeria

The European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) have delivered medical consumables worth over ?8 billion to Nigeria as support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Delivering the consignment to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, the UN’s Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator[Read More…]

Nigeria elected member of UN Economic, Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in New York elected Nigeria along with 17 other countries into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new ECOSOC members will serve for three years with effect from January 1, 2021. Checks by[Read More…]

Nigeria has been elected member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in New York elected Nigeria along with 17 other countries into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new ECOSOC members will serve for three years with effect from Jan.1, 2021. Checks[Read More…]

Aid worker who died of complications from COVID-19 in Borno had no travel history – United Nations

The United Nations says the aid worker who died of complications from COVID-19 in Borno had no travel history outside the state. Edward Kallon, the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, in a statement, has said efforts are being made to trace anyone the deceased may have come[Read More…]

COVID-19: Ventilators, Protective Equipment Donated By United Nations Arrive Nigeria

50 A30 ventilators and personal protective supplies donated by the United Nations COVID-19 Basket Fund have arrived Nigeria. The shipment, which arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Wednesday, is to be distributed to states across the country.  In a statement by Oluseyi Soremekun, National Information Officer, UNIC Nigeria, the[Read More…]

“Deeply saddened and outraged” – UN condemns Boko Haram killing of four aid workers

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNICA) and the Action Against Hunger (AAH) on Friday night condemned the execution of the four abducted humanitarian workers by Boko Haram. The ISWAP faction of Boko Haram on Friday shared a gory video recording that detailed the execution of[Read More…]

Many youths are into various crimes – NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to youths to stay off crimes, but defend their rights for the development of the nation. The commission made the appeal on Tuesday in Lagos as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2019 International Day for Human Rights.[Read More…]