Environmentalists want Shell expelled from climate talks
Environmental experts have called for the expulsion or exclusion of Shell, which they described as a big polluter in the Niger Delta, from the United Nations (UN) 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) climate talks in Paris, France. In a statement issued in Calabar, Cross River State, they expressed concern that the alleged climate -unfriendly…
UN chief seeks partnerships to tackle rising conflicts, displacements
President, United Nations General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, yesterday, called on countries to forge uncommon partnerships to tackle rising conflicts and displacements across the world.
250,000 refugees could return to Syria next year: UN
A quarter of a million Syrian refugees could return home next year, despite massive hurdles facing returnees, the UN said Tuesday, urging support to the millions still in neighbouring countries.
Burundi to shut UN rights office
The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP.
Group canvasses support for oppressed Palestinians, call for sanction against Israel
Muslim Awareness International (MAI) has urged the international community to institute boycott and sanctions policies against Israel, in a bid to force it to respect UN resolutions on the two-state solution of the Palestinian crisis, as well as respect the rights of millions of Palestinian refugees who have been homeless for about seven decades to…
No room for climate delay, UN chief tells online summit
The world is not moving fast enough to curb global warming and needs immediate action to address the issue, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an online climate change conference Thursday.
UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar
The UN has called for calm after several Rohingya Muslims were shot and wounded in a Rakhine state camp, in a raid linked to the failed escape of more than 100 of the stateless minority from the grim settlements.
Yemen rebels mobilise to fight ahead of UN envoy visit
Yemeni rebels have said they are ready to mobilise more fighters to the frontline despite a lull in battleground Hodeida, as the UN envoy prepares to visit the country to boost peace efforts. Dozens of Huthi rebels put on a show of strength on the outskirts of the capital Sanaa on Saturday, apparently getting ready…
Tensions high as Rohingya fear looming return to Myanmar
The military's presence at vast Rohingya camps in Bangladesh has been bolstered, stoking fears among refugees as authorities prepare to return them to Myanmar despite strong UN objections, leaders of the Muslim minority said Wednesday.
Nigeria’s businesses partner with UN to support north-east
On Thursday , November 15, the United Nations and Nigeria’s business leaders will partner up to support millions of people in north-east Nigeria...
Nigeria, 12 others get ITU membership seats
Nigeria and 12 other African countries have been elected into the membership of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council, and Radio Regulations Board. At the 20th Plenipotentiary Conference of the Council, held at the weekend in Dubai, UAE, ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, was also re-elected for another term of four years. The 153-year old ITU,…