‘We are losing our bright minds to drugs abuse, misuse, suicide’
I am Lade Olugbemi-Ogunseyitan. I am a lawyer and convener of the Nous Organisation, which was established to raise awareness on mental health issues in communities.
Foreign national killed as UN vehicle hit in Kabul blast
A foreign national was killed and at least five other people wounded in a grenade attack on a United Nations vehicle in Kabul on Sunday, an Afghan official said.
Lack of basic computer skills worries ITU
The United Nations (UN) arm in charge of global communications development, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), is worried about drop-in computer skills, especially in developing economies.
World Cities Day 2019: Urban cities need to innovate
Over half the world’s population now live in cities, with the number expected to double by 2050. While World Cities Day was celebrated yesterday, the conversations around urbanisation
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, Lagos, others seek innovative solutions to cities’ waste challenges
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other stakeholders have called for more innovative solutions and global investments to improve waste management across world cities.
Cuba decries US Castro ban at United Nations
Cuba slammed the United States at the United Nations Saturday for barring former president Raul Castro and his family from entering the country. Washington announced travel sanctions on Thursday that made Castro -- brother of late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro -- and his relatives ineligible for travel to America.
Gates, Modi, others seek attainment of SDGs, end to poverty, inequalities
Global leaders have charged governments around the world to urgently prioritise the attainment of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the countries. Besides, they also decried the widening global inequality gaps and rising level of poverty among nations and advocated vigorous and strategic efforts to bridge the gaps.