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The UN stressed on Tuesday it was opposed to most dress codes for women after France barred its Olympic athletes from wearing the Muslim hijab during the 2024 Paris Games.
The UN called Friday on Iranian authorities to scrap a new law that dramatically increases penalties for women who flout strict Islamic dress code, describing it as "repressive and demeaning".
The head of Guinea's junta Colonel Mamady Doumbouya defended the use of military intervention in politics during a UN address Thursday, following a recent series of coups on the African continent.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set Wednesday to host a climate meeting marred at its outset by the absence of speakers from the world's top two emitters, China and the United States. Despite increasing extreme weather events and record-shattering global temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and fossil fuel companies reap handsome profits. Guterres…
The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, on Friday in Abuja said that her focus through her national project, the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), is to make life better for all Nigerians.
The UN voiced alarm Tuesday at the use of legal proceedings in Bangladesh to intimidate and harass rights advocates and civil society leaders, including Nobel laureate and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus.
Some six billion tonnes of sand and other sediment are extracted from the world's seas and oceans every year, the UN said Tuesday, warning of the devastating toll on biodiversity and coastal communities.
The Nigerian Government, through the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), and the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to further strengthen counter-terrorism efforts in the country. Both parties said at the signing ceremony in Abuja on August 30, 2023, that the documents were in furtherance of…
President Bola Tinubu has called on the United Nations to be more practical in supporting Nigeria's fight against terrorism. Tinubu made the call during a meeting with the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office on Counter-Terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov, at the State House on Thursday. The president said that terrorism has had a ripple effect on…
Former Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday announced that application to participate in the Innovation to Transform Education Training (ITET) is now open. Osinbajo in his announcement on X (formerly Twitter) said that ITET is a collaboration between Future Perspectives, one of his initiatives and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization &…
A repeat of the 2022 devastating flooding that led to the death of over 600 people and the destruction of farmlands and properties stares down Nigeria in the face as neighbour Cameroon opens the floodgate of its Lagdo dam that threatens to expose the flaws in the food value chain of Africa’s biggest economy. Located…
Hundreds of thousands of people are being coerced in Southeast Asia by criminal gangs into carrying out online scams, often under the threat of torture, the United Nations said Tuesday.