- Withstanding crises and redressing inequalities key to Africa’s continued progressLanguage English Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
- Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls not forgotten, UN chief declares as worldwide vigils beginLanguage English Marking 100 days since the brazen abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for their immediate release, while expressing his full support for the worldwide vigils taking place today. “I stand in solidarity with all those taking part in vigils today
- No time to lose: New UNICEF data show need for urgent action on female genital mutilation and child marriageLanguage English The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe. UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, r