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The United Nations children's fund has condemned in the strongest terms the abduction of scores of boys, some as young as 13, by an armed group near Malakal in the north of South Sudan.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that it has approved for use a rapid diagnostic test kit for Ebola that can provide results in 15 minutes and correctly identify 92 percent of patients infected by the disease that has killed more than 9,400 people, mainly in West Africa.
The National Information Officer (NIO)of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, Oluseyi Soremekun, has assured of the Centre’s continued collaboration with the police authorities, the civil society organisation and other key stakeholders for the success of the democratic process, especially the March 2015 general elections in Nigeria.
He gave this assurance while presiding over a roundtable dialogue between the Lagos State Police Command and the leadership of...
World Radio Day was celebrated in Windhoek on Friday the 13th by many Namibians which use or make use of this media platform to entertain and inform the masses on a daily basis. This year’s observance of World Radio Day highlighted the involvement of youth in content production of radio programmes.
Many activities were put together to hear the voices of the youth and to highlight the importance Radio play in the life of the Namibian child. Radio programmes are most...
“Voices of Egypt” this month discussed the rights of Egyptian children in the presence of several Egyptian figures and experts.
“Voices from Egypt” is produced through a partnership between the United Nations Information Centre in Cairo, the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, ONTV and Egyptian Center for Media (Aswat).
Participants agreed that Poverty and Population growth make it difficult to secure the Egyptians children’s full right to health...
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Tolerance, intercultural dialogue and human rights issues formed the core of discussion at the interactive session with students and faculty members of Covenant University, Ota Ogun State, Nigeria during their recent visit to the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos. The delegation comprising of 97 students and three faculty members, was of the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the university....
A staggering 2.5 million people – about one-fifth of the population – remain in either Crisis or Emergency level food insecurity as fighting continues in South Sudan, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report, released this week.
UNIC partners NGOs, calls for peace during and after electionsAs Nigeria prepares for the general elections, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, has called on Nigerian youths to eschew violence and promote peace before, during and after the general elections in the country.
Making the call was the National Information Officer of UNIC Lagos, Oluseyi Soremekun while speaking at different youth fora organized by UNIC and partners.
Addressing youths and...
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today attended an African Union summit which is set to focus on a continent-wide commitment by governments to end hunger by 2025, and also on efforts to boost the role of women in achieving prosperity in Africa.
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Around nine hundred students from secondary schools of Bujumbura participated in educational outreach activities to commemorate the International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, organized and hosted by the UNIC Bujumbura from 27 to 29 January 2015 under the theme “Liberty, Life and the Legacy of the Holocaust Survivors”.
This year’s commemoration coincided with the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the...