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UN urges Nigeria to speed up the passage of Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

The United Nations has called on the Nigerian Government to speed up the passage of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill. This call is contained in its concluding observations from Nigeria’s review at the 126th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee which held at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from July 1-26, 2019. The global body urges that ...

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UN Resident Coordinator expresses concern over tragic incidents in Borno, Kaduna States

UN Resident Coordinator, Edward Kallon has expressed deep concern over the tragic incidents in Borno and Kaduna States in the last couple of weeks. In a statement release on the Tuesday 23rd October, he appealed to the Government of Nigeria and security forces in the region to scale up their efforts in protecting the lives of those living within the ...

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Yesterday 30th July, was the World Day against Trafficking in Paersons and United Nations has renewed her commitments to fight the scourge with her full capacity and put an end to all forms of dehumanization across the world. Read the UN Official statement below Trafficking in Persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict.  Human traffickers ...

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Dear Honourable Minister, I wish to use this medium to congratulate you on your appointment as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. It is an honour well-deserved. It is also an elevation that naturally stirs mixed feelings in some of us who are very much aware of what Nigeria stands to miss in your absence. So far, you have ...

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[Must Read] Fatma Samoura, Head of UN in Nigeria Speech at the Dialogue Session on Promoting Sustainable Growth and Inclusive Development of Nigerias States

Ms Fatma Samoura, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative recently made presentation on UNs Support for Equitable and Sustainable Growth in Nigeria: Emerging Results and Roadmap for the Future at the Forum for Inclusive Nigerian growth (FIND) Dialogue Session on Promoting Sustainable Growth and Inclusive Development of Nigerias States at Protea Hotel, GRA, Ikeja Lagos on April 12, 2016. Read the speech below: ...

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Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies aged 93

The former United Nations secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died, the security council has said. Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian, was 93 and served one five-year term as UN chief from 1992 to 1996. He was succeeded by Kofi Annan. Venezuela’s UN ambassador, Rafael Dario Ramírez Carreño, the current holder of the security council’s rotating presidency, made the announcement on Tuesday. No ...

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Tolerance must be taught, nurtured, defended – UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says, in a message on the International Day for Tolerance, that the world should recognize the mounting threat posed by those who strive to divide and  pledged to forge a path defined by dialogue, social cohesion and mutual understanding.   At the occasion, celebrated on November 16, Ban Ki-moon explained that the call to practice tolerance ...

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