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UN / WEST AFRICA DJINNIT

While countries in West Africa are trying to promote development and consolidate democracy, they continue to face daunting challenges such as transnational organized crime and growing terrorist activities, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council , while also warning of the increasing threat the Boko Haram crisis poses to Nigeria. UNIFEED [...]

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN ARMED CONFLICT REPORT

The rights of children are being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, a United Nations official said as she presented a report on grave abuses committed against children in places such as Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).UNIFEED – UNTV / FILE

1 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA DJINNIT

Fresh from his trip to Nigeria, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Office for West Africa, said that Boko Haram "is creating chaos" in some regions in the country" and noted that the UN is "working with the education system in Nigeria to see what the UN could provide in [...]

22 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

The UN has launched a guide for delegates and partners on how to assist UN agencies and partners in monitoring, reporting and working to prevent attacks against schools and hospitals. Over half the children out of school today live in countries affected by conflict, representing 28 million girls and boys. WHO director general Margaret Chan [...]

21 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN KI-MOON

Commenting on the upcoming election in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he found it "troubling" and that "it's not compatible with the letter and spirit of the Geneva communiqué."  UNIFEED – UNTV

12 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICA ARMED GROUPS

Significant gains have been made in recent years in combating the threat of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) but the countries of Central Africa still face numerous challenges that require continued international support, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council. UNIFEED – UNTV

12 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / BOKO HARAM

UN / BOKO HARAM The Security Council condemned the recent terrorist in Nigeria attacks by Boko Haram causing hundreds of deaths and injuries and they expressed "profound outrage" at the abduction of 284 schoolgirls. UNIFEED – UNTV

9 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern over the kidnapped girls to Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, who has accepted an offer by the UN to send a high-level envoy to discuss how it can support the government's internal challenges. UNIFEED – UNTV

8 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BOKO HARAM HUMAN RIGHTS

The High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Office has expressed outrage about the claims made in a video apparently by Nigeria’s Boko Haram rebel leader in which he threatens to sell abducted schoolgirls and marry them off.  CH UNTV

6 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAW

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shared the "deep concern" expressed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, following the recent signing into law of the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act in Nigeria. UNTV

15 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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