New Syria peace talks as fight comes to Damascus
A fifth round of UN-backed Syria peace talks begins Thursday in Geneva with scant hope of a breakthrough against a backdrop of fighting in Damascus and no sign of compromise.
Nigeria sixth happiest country in Africa, 95th in the world
Once described as the happiest set of people in the world in 2003 according to a report by World Values Survey in spite of long-standing problems, Nigerians are now ranked sixth happiest people in Africa and occupy a lowly 95th position in the world, a UN report out Monday found.
UN accuses Turkey of 'serious' abuses in Kurdish region
The UN on Friday accused Turkish security forces of committing serious abuses during operations against Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey after a regional ceasefire collapsed in July 2015.
Boko Haram caused $9b damage in Northeast, UN Says
Islamist militant group Boko Haram has caused $9 billion of damage in Nigeria’s northeast since 2009, destroying homes, schools, bridges and roads, according to the United Nations.
Amina Mohammed sworn-in as UN Deputy Sec-Gen
Ms Amina Mohammed, the immediate past Minister of Environment, has been sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the UN at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Philippine envoy vows to 'destroy criminals' in UN speech
The Philippine foreign minister told the UN rights council on Monday that Manila would "destroy criminals" in a defiant defence of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war.
Controversy trails Cross River’s plan to overrule EIA on UN conservation site
The pendulum of global attention over the earth’s health swung again to the realm of natural conservation, as civil society organizations protest threat by the Cross River...
Global community assembles in Norway to raise $1.5 billion for IDPs in North-East
The international community has gathered in Oslo, Norway, to pledge support and raise at least $1.5 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to over seven million people...