UN lowers flag to half-staff to remember Annan
The United Nations lowered its flag to half-staff at its world headquarters on Saturday (August 18) after the passing of former Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.
UN Palestinian refugee agency funding crisis deepens
At the beginning of 2018, US President Donald Trump cut funding for the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, UNWRA, which helps some 5 million Palestinians. DW's Tania Krämer went to Hamas-controlled Gaza, where UN employees are on strike.
Preparing Nigerian youth for the workplace
The United Nations World Population Prospects for says Nigeria’s population could reach 410 million by 2050. The UN agency notes that skills training and job creation are needed for a large number of young people entering the workforce.
Gebru Jember Endalew, Chair of the LDC Group at UN climate negotiations
Gebru Jember Endalew, Chair of the LDC Group at UN climate negotiations, sends a message to the Paris Agreement signing countries at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn.
Nigerian govt. approves N7bn to fortify United Nations building in Abuja
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N6,972,986,898 for the contract for the provision of security equipment and associated infrastructure for the United Nations building in Abuja.
UN human rights chief: 'catastrophic course' in Syria
The United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, said that it was urgent to reverse the "catastrophic course" in Syria and refer the country to the International Criminal Court.
Famine as a Weapon in South Sudan
Civil war has left South Sudan in shambles. Food is scarce and efforts by the United Nations to provide supplies are scarcely enough to feed an undernourished population. Villagers walk many miles for food, hoping to avoid soldiers who steal their food, including government troops.
United Nations promises to assist Nigeria in forthcoming popuplation census
United Nations promises to assist Nigeria in forthcoming population census.
U.N. fears 'further exodus' of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar
The United Nations is bracing for a possible “further exodus” of Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into Bangladesh six weeks after the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency began, its humanitarian aid chief says.