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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been appointed as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). more

21 May 2014 16:37 Sport

On May 2nd, Sierra Leone made a great move forward by deciding to eliminate the death penalty. more

13 May 2014 16:00 Sierra Leone

A group of United Nations Special Rapporteurs have urged the Government of Kenya to reject legislation that would impose severe restrictions on civil society. “The Bill is an evidence of a growing trend in Africa and elsewhere, whereby governments more

3 Dec 2013 00:00 Kenya

Nigeria has won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council with a total of 186 out of a possible 193 votes. It is the fourth time since it became independent in 1960 that Nigeria is being elected to the UN Security Council. more

17 Oct 2013 19:00 News

We must strive to eradicate poverty, hunger, disease and human misery; we must eliminate the scourge of nuclear, chemical, biological, as well as small arms and light weapons. We must dedicate ourselves to working together to address global, regional more

24 Sep 2013 00:00 Opinion

Secretary-General of the United Nations - Ban Ki-moon has commended Rwandans for their recovery less than twenty years after the genocide. "We commend Rwanda Government and the people of Rwanda and hope post conflict countries will take a lesson from more

25 May 2013 00:00 Rwanda

An academic institution affiliated with the Al-Azhar University in Egypt and a public health advocate from Uganda have won the 2013 United Nations Population Award. The Award is given annually to individuals and institutions for outstanding work in more

21 May 2013 17:00 Africa

International partners have pledged to support Mali’s political transition and development process, at a conference organised jointly by the Governments of Mali and France with the European Union. more

15 May 2013 23:55 Mali

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has agreed to a French proposal of a12,600-member peace-keeping force in Mali that will be authorised "to use all necessary means" to protect civilians and cultural artefacts. more

27 Apr 2013 00:00 Mali

A new 10-point plan to put Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) - including access to family planning and women’s empowerment - at the heart of the international development agenda has been unveiled at the United Nations. more

22 Apr 2013 00:00 Health

UN Women believes that: If the world empowers women and girls, ensures their rights, and ends violence against them; MDG results in other areas can be boosted. more

16 Apr 2013 00:00 World

Secretary-General of the United Nations - Ban Ki-moon speaks about the need to scale-up efforts towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which are 1000 days away. more

9 Apr 2013 00:00 News