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UN, Canada tasks world leaders on gender equality

UN, Canada tasks world leaders on gender equality

By Haruna Gimba The United Nations and Canada have called on global leaders to do more to ensure gender equality and promote women’s empowerment. The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka made the call ...

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World Bank invests $150m to fight Zika Virus

World Bank invests $150m to fight Zika Virus

By Haruna Gimba The World Bank Group has announced its investment of $150 million to support countries affected by Zika virus outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to press statement issued by the Bank in Washington, the amount ...

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UN to end female genital mutilation by 2030

UN to end female genital mutilation by 2030

By Haruna Gimba The United Nations has urged global communities to intensify efforts towards eliminating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by the 2030. Executive Directors of UNFPA and UNICEF, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin and Mr. Anthony Lake, stated this in a joint ...

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Ban Ki-Moon to visit Ethiopia for AU summit

Ban Ki-Moon to visit Ethiopia for AU summit

By Haruna Gimba The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon will leave New York tomorrow on a three- day visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 26th session of the African Union Summit. According to the  UN Office of the ...

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UN unveils panel on Women’s economic empowerment

UN unveils panel on Women’s economic empowerment

By Haruna Gimba The United Nations has launched the first ever high level panel of eminent experts on Women’s Economic Empowerment, in an effort to close economic gender gaps that persist around the world. Announcing the Panel, UN Secretary-General, Mr. ...

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