New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations and African countries are working as one to support the continentâ€™s people in realizing their hopes and aspirations for peace and development, which will require â€œbold and decisiveâ€ action, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Wednesday at a special event on the continentâ€™s future.
New York, Apr 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Security Council on Thursday expressed regret over the limited progress in implementing national and regional commitments under the peace, security and cooperation framework for Africa's Great Lakes region, stressing that signatory States must carry out those obligations in order to achieve lasting peace.
New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday highlighted the African diaspora's contributions to society, including culture, medicine, science and spirituality, as the global community gathered to honour the millions of Africans forcibly exploited by slavery.
New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): People of African descent, often the poorest and most marginalized in society, are among those set to be most adversely affected by climate change, yet they barely figured in the recent Paris climate summit, a United Nations expert group warned on Tuesday, calling for their full inclusion.
New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Without international aid to improve education and jobs, the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa will become fertile ground for recruiting terrorists among its tens of millions of disadvantaged people, the top United Nations official for the region warned the Security Council on Wednesday.
New York, Nov 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS) :In a reversal of a multi-year boat exodus that has seen hundreds of thousands of Somalis risk death at sea to flee their strife-riven land to seek refuge in Yemen, thousands of Yemenis are now fleeing from their own war-torn country to Djibouti, Somaliaâ€™s neighbour, across the Gulf of Aden.
New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): Delegations from Rwanda and 11 major host countries in Africa, the African Union and the United Nations refugee agency on Friday agreed on a timetable to resolve the situation of Rwandan refugees who fled between 1959 and 1998 â€“ one of the worldâ€™s longest-standing displacement situations.
New York, Aug 13 (IBNS): Africa has made great strides towards eradicating polio but the job remains to be finished through strengthened immunization campaigns and surveillance measures, according to the United Nations.
New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Insecurity is on the march again in the countries of Africaâ€™s Sahel belt, where extremists have displaced 1.5 million people in Nigeria and the threat of Ebola is exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations humanitarian regional coordinator said Wednesday
New York, July 26 (IBNS) Two United Nations agencies on Friday urged the international donor community to renew its commitment to fight hunger and food insecurity in the Sahel by strengthening the resilience of destitute families in the region.
New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released on Friday by the United Nations and the African Union.