INEC To Partner UN Towards Better 2019 General Elections

INEC To Partner UN Towards Better 2019 General Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is seeking stronger partnership with the United Nations to build the capacity of its staff ahead of the 2019 general elections. Speaking at a meeting with a UN delegation in Abuja, the INEC chairman...
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France calls for UN Security Council meeting over Syria

France has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over “humanitarian risks” as fighting escalates in Syria, its foreign minister said on Sunday in Algiers. “France is very preoccupied by the situation in Syria and by the brutal ...
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UN appoints Nigerian to head special investigation into killing of Burundians

UN appoints Nigerian to head special investigation into killing of Burundians

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, has appointed Chikadibia Obiakor to lead a special investigation into the killing of Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Obiakor The post UN appoints Nigerian ...
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World food prices up 8.2% in 2017 – UN

World food prices up 8.2% in 2017 – UN

Global food prices rose by 8.2 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, the UN’s food agency said on Friday. The Food and Agriculture Organization said that its FAO Food Price Index averaged 174.6 points in 2017, the highest annual average since 2014. In Decemb...
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US requests UN emergency talks on Iran on Friday

US requests UN emergency talks on Iran on Friday

The United States has requested a UN Security Council emergency meeting on the deadly unrest in Iran to be held on Friday, diplomats said. Washington asked that the meeting be scheduled at 3:00 pm (2000 GMT). A total of 21 people died and hundreds were arreste...
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Taiwanese businessman probed over North Korea oil sales

Taiwanese businessman probed over North Korea oil sales

A Taiwanese businessman is under investigation on suspicion of selling oil to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions, prosecutors said Thursday, reportedly in connection to a ship seized by South Korea. ...
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UN’s Guterres issues red alert, warns world

UN’s Guterres issues red alert, warns world

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has issued “a red alert’’ to the world” ahead of the year 2018. Guterres said: “On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert – a red alert for our world.’’ The UN chief, in a ...
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South Korea seizes Hong Kong ship for oil transfer to North Korea

South Korea seizes Hong Kong ship for oil transfer to North Korea

South Korea briefly seized and inspected a Hong Kong-registered ship in November for transferring oil products to a North Korean vessel and breaching UN sanctions, a foreign ministry official said Friday. ...
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UN approves $5.4bn budget for 2018-2019

UN approves $5.4bn budget for 2018-2019

The UN General Assembly has approved nearly 5.4 billion dollars programme budget for the its operations for the year 2018 to 2019. The post UN approves $5.4bn budget for 2018-2019 appeared first on Vanguard News. ...
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Nigeria, 127 other countries reject Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Nigeria, 127 other countries reject Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Nigeria and 127 other countries have voted against the decision of President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.... Read » Nigeria, 127 other countries reject Jerusalem as capital of Israel on YNaija ...
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