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- Secretary-General repeats call for support to Lake Chad countries after latest Boko Haram attack 21 August, 2018The recent killing of villagers in Nigeria’s Borno State has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.
- Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief 20 August, 2018Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
- ‘Think beyond farm jobs’ to reach sustainable development, UN agriculture chief advises African youth 20 August, 2018For the African continent to achieve sustainable development, more jobs must be created for its young people, including in the digitalized agriculture sectors, the United Nations agriculture chief told an international conference on Monday.
- Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’: UNICEF 17 August, 2018An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said on Friday.
- In Tanzania visit, UNHCR official stresses freedom of choice is crucial for refugee returns 16 August, 2018Refugees should never be pressured to decide if they should return to their home countries, a senior UN official has said.
- Ebola in DR Congo: conflict zones could constitute ‘hiding places’ for the deadly virus – WHO chief 14 August, 2018Following a two-day mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday repeated his call for warring parties in conflict-riven North Kivu to stop fighting, and allow health teams access to areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in the region.
- Militias force nearly 2,000 to leave Libyan capital’s largest shelter for internally-displaced: UNHCR 14 August, 2018Libyan militias have forced nearly 2,000 people from an ethnic minority likely targeted for their alleged links to the former Gadaffi Government, to flee long-established shelters in the capital Tripoli, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
- UN chief appeals for calm as Mali presidential election draws to a close 14 August, 2018Following the conclusion of the second round of presidential elections in Mali, political leaders in the West African country are being encouraged by the UN Secretary-General to promote a peaceful atmosphere and avoid incendiary rhetoric.