UN focuses on countries hindering human-rights

The UN human rights office said on Wednesday in its eighth annual report on reprisals that a record of 29 states have retaliated against citizens who cooperate with the UN. It said that the state includes China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. “We are aware of cases where individuals we are communicating with have been abducted,… Continue reading UN focuses on countries hindering human-rights

Buhari praises UN for support against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people. Buhari, who delivered Nigeria’s National Statement, lauded the international community’s support against Boko Haram and for providing support to address the huge humanitarian challenges in Nigeria’s… Continue reading Buhari praises UN for support against Boko Haram

UN, AU agree to foster stronger relationship

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the UN to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Mohammed stated this while addressing leaders from across the continent who had gathered at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, which was her first AU Summit since taking… Continue reading UN, AU agree to foster stronger relationship

Nigeria world’s 3rd most populous country in 2050

Nigeria has been projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs reports. The report, titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, said with such development, Nigeria would overtake the United States in terms of population just as world population would reach 9.8 billion… Continue reading Nigeria world’s 3rd most populous country in 2050

UN says 65.6 million people displaced globally

The number of people displaced from their homes across the world climbed slightly to 65.6 million last year, with the escalating conflict in South Sudan accounting for the rise, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency said Monday. The total number of displaced people worldwide, a figure that includes refugees, asylum-seekers and people uprooted inside their… Continue reading UN says 65.6 million people displaced globally