Arsenal a winner with UN in signing Climate Action Framework
Arsenal reinforced their commitment to tackling climate change by becoming the first Premier League club to sign up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework on Monday.
UN rights chief says 'desperate' situation in violence-hit Mozambique
The UN called Friday for urgent measures to protect civilians in Mozambique's northeastern Cabo Delgado province, where jihadists are wreaking havoc, warning that the population was "desperate".
UN commends Nigeria’s bold step towards ownership, sustainability of HIV treatment programme
The United Nations system in Nigeria and the United States Embassy in Nigeria have acknowledged Nigeria’s commitments and recent bold actions to ending Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as a public health threat by 2030. In a joint communication to President Muhammadu Buhari, the development partners’ leadership on HIV commended Nigeria for…
UN selects Nigeria’s CSP Ugorji for woman police of the year award
After weeks of having its image smeared from police personnel’s handling of the crises that followed the EndSARS protest, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has something to be proud of, as the United Nations (UN) has selected a Chief Superintendent (CSP), Catherine Ugorji, who is currently serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in…
New UN report details environmental impacts of used vehicles
A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has said that millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States (U.S.) and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. The report, unveiled…
UN, EU, Biden, others condemn killing of protesters, seek action
THE United Nations (UN) has condemned the military attacks on youths protesting police brutality in Nigeria, urging an immediate end.
Buhari meets ex-President of UNGA74, Prof. Muhammad-Bande, at Aso Villa
President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed door with the immediate past President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General (UNGA74) 2019-2020, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande,
Nigerians lament shortage, high cost ahead World Food Day
Nigerians have called on the Federal Government to emplace infrastructure for food production to reduce hunger and malnutrition. This, they argued, could be done with a more enabling environment for greater food production to meet rising demand as the population increases. Prices of food items have consistently been on the increase, while the importation of…
WFP frontline staff express shock, pride over Nobel
They risk their lives to feed millions of people in some of the most dangerous places on the planet, but Friday offered a chance for World Food Programme staffers to feel some recognition for their work when their organisation won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The United Nations and the Nobel Peace Prize
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was on Friday awarded to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) for its work to combat hunger and foster peace.