'Fallacy' to say Amazon is the heritage of humankind: Bolsonaro
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has come under attack for wildfires that are raging in the Amazon, tells the United Nations that the rainforest is his country's sovereign territory. "It is a fallacy to say that the Amazon is the heritage of humankind, and a misconception confirmed by scientists to say that our Amazon forests are the lungs of the world," he says.
World Humanitarian Day: UN, others honour aid workers across the world
The United Nations and other agencies in Nigeria involved in humanitarian work marked the humanitarian day in honour of aid workers all over the world. The day was also specifically dedicated to aid workers who died in the course of duty.
Blessing was only 6-Yrs-old when she was arranged to be an unpaid house-help
According to the United Nations, more than 40 million people are estimated to be trapped in forced labor, forced marriages and other forms of sexual exploitation.
Kelly Craft confirmed as US ambassador to the UN
The US Senate has backed Kelly Craft as President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations. Critics say she's far too inexperienced for the key diplomatic post, which was vacated by Nikki Haley at the end of last year.
More than 70 million people displaced worldwide - UNHCR
Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations and Norwegian Refugee Council said on Wednesday.
World population to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 — UN
The United Nations predicts that half of this growth will take place in only nine countries, as the world is getting older overall. India is projected to become the world's most-populated country by 2027.
DR Congo increases security after attacks on Ebola treatment centers
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Nations have stepped up security for Ebola patients and healthcare workers after armed groups recently carried out attacks on treatment centers in the outbreak hotspots in the country's east.
Improving quality of primary education in Nigeria
The United Nations says families in Nigeria spend approximately 20 percent of GDP per capita on preschool-related expenditures annually. Euphrates Efose, Chief of Education at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss evaluate this data and look at strategies for improving the quality of primary Education in Nigeria.
Deepening healthcare insurance in Nigeria
As the United Nations and World Health Organization prepare to observe World Health day on the 7th of this month, Chike Nwangwu, CEO of NOIPOLLS joins CNBC Africa to discuss ways to deepening health insurance in Nigeria.
Understanding the financing needs for commercial real estate in Nigeria
The United Nations expects Nigeria to become the third most populous country in the world by 2030. The country's real estate sector would require innovative funding structures to accommodate the housing needs of the growing population.