Global economic growth may dip further in 2019
Global economic growth dipped in 2018 and is expected to decline further in 2019, going by the latest report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report on the review of the Maritime Transport 2019, obtained by The Guardian yesterday
Nigeria allows 2 aid groups to resume work in volatile north
Nigeria has lifted a ban on two international humanitarian bodies it accused of aiding "terrorists" in the country's restive north, the birthplace of the Boko Haram jihadist group.
UN’s new sustainable solutions to increase GDP by $2.6 trillion
A new initiative; Sustainable Mobility for All Initiative (SUM4ALL), predicated on growing urbanisation, increasing world trade, and new technologies may increase global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by as much as $2.6 trillion.
Ceding of Bakassi: 13 years on, Greentree agreement unratified, unimplemented
Thirteen years after oil and natural gas-rich Bakassi Peninsula was ceded to the Republic of Cameroon, the United Nations (UN)-backed Greentree Agreement, which both countries signed on June 12, 2006, to formalise the exercise has neither been ratified nor implemented.
Amid rhetoric, climate change bites harder
Climate change is moving faster than we are, and its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across our world, that was how the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres alerted world leaders to what awaits mankind if it fails to act fast at the recently ended United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
FAO, states, farmers, expert canvass zero hunger, infrastructure, jobs, others
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), an organ of the United Nations (UN), some states of the federation and experts have canvassed zero hunger, better infrastructure, jobs creation, and others, urging global leaders to address malnutrition in all countries of the world.
UN may run out of money by end of the month: Guterres
The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October.
World leaders meet in U.S. on access to health services
Ahead of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which begins today in New York, United States, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners have advised that an additional $200 billion (N70 trillion) should be invested...
Anambra State gets sexual assault referral centre from UN
In a bid to curb rising incidence of sexual and gender-based violence, the European Union Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) programme has inaugurated a Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Robust Outcome (SARC) in Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Council of Anambra State.
The importance of International Peace Day
In recent times, world peace has come under different threats of natural disaster, war, poverty and hunger, inequality and climate change among others. These threats have been the norm in some parts of the world. Other parts of the world have found different ways to co-exist despite these raging challenges.