https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Pramila-Patten-UN-Womens-Affairs-Director_file-1280x720.jpg

NEW YORK —UN Women on Thursday published a flagship feminist plan for economic recovery and transformation, which aims to learn the lessons of the past and seize the opportunity to handle COVID-related crises better. The UN’s gender equality and empowerment organisation stated this in a report on “UN Women’s Beyond COVID-19: A Feminist Plan for Sustainability and Social Justice’’. The report draws on the latest data, analysis and input from more than 100 global experts...

https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/UNICEF-Nigeria-Brochure-cover-1-26-21-1280x720.jpg

No fewer than one million children in Nigeria are unable to return to school due to the terror caused by insecurity according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). With over 20 cases of school attacks, more than 1,000 children have been abducted in 2021. The organisation disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday. UNICEF noted that of the 37 million children who started school at the beginning of the year, no less than...

https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/World-Bank-HQ_3-12-20-1280x720.jpg

ABUJA — Seven states to include Katsina, Imo, Plateau, Kaduna, Bauchi, and Ekiti, Delta are to receive a $50 million World Bank facility to develop “specific” water projects. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources said the amount is part of the   $700 million loan provided by the World Bank water supply to be boosted across the country. Adamu spoke at the weekly Ministerial Briefing, organised by the Presidential Communications Team, in Abuja explained that the government...

https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/UNDP-Edward-Kallon-04-1280x720.jpg

YOLA — The United Nations (UN) has earmarked $375million dollars to fight food insecurity in the Northeast sub-region, following the devastation by insurgency. Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a meeting with UN agencies representatives of communities of Madagali local government area held in Gulak town, the administrative headquarters of the local government. The meeting was convened to assess the humanitarian needs of the people devastated by activities...

https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/United-Nations-Flags-04-1280x720.jpg

NEW YORK — UN  says COVID-19 has magnified the challenges of making the world meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as between 119 to 124 million people have been pushed back into poverty and chronic hunger. SDGs Report 2021, launched on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York, showed the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic had taken on the 2030 Agenda. The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the launch...

https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/UNHCR-Makes-COVID-19-Vaccine-available-to-Refugee_File-1280x720.jpg

NEW YORK — The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees, urging others to do the same. “Beyond the moral imperative, this is in our collective self-interest,” Ann Burton, Chief of UNHCR’s Public Health Section, said in a statement on Thursday. According to her, as long as the pandemic remains out of control somewhere, it is a threat for everyone everywhere. ”To...

https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Governor-Babagana-Umara-Zulum-08-2-20-1280x720.jpg

MAIDUGURI — Governor Babagana  Umara Zulum of Borno State has accused the United Nations and other international non-governmental organizations (INGO) of diverting some of the funds donated for assisting persons affected by the ongoing armed conflict in the northeast of Nigeria. The UN said because of the over a decade-old conflict, “over 3.2 million individuals are displaced, with 4.4 million food-insecure people at crisis and emergency levels and millions of civilians subjected to extreme hardships.”...

https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/UNODC-Building_File-1280x720.jpg

NEW YORK — United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, up by 22 per cent from 2010. That is among the key findings of the latest annual report launched on Thursday by UNODC, which also provides an overview of global drug markets, as well as their impact on people’s health and livelihoods. The launch...

https://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/United-Nations-Flags-04-1280x720.jpg

NEW YORK — A total of 184 countries on Wednesday voted in favour of a resolution to demand the end of the U.S. economic blockade on Cuba for the 29th year in a row. In a meeting held on Wednesday at UN headquarters in New York, three countries- Colombia, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates abstained from voting. The United States and Israel voted against the resolution. With overwhelming backing from the international community, the...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a stern warning on Friday that the second year of the Coronavirus pandemic would be “far more deadly”, as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the country to scrap the Olympic. “We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The mood also darkened in Japan where the coronavirus...

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com