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Nearly two million Cameroonians face humanitarian emergency: UNICEF

Ongoing violence in Cameroon’s northwest and southwest has created a fast-growing humanitarian emergency now affecting some 1.9 million people, a “15-fold increase since 2017”, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. In Geneva, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson, Marixie Mercado, explained that almost a million children were affected in the West African nation, which until a few […]

‘When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole, pay a price’: UN chief

“Without journalists able to do their jobs in safety, we face the prospect of a world of confusion and disinformation”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned in a statement released ahead of the International Day to End Impunity Against Journalists, which falls on 2 November. “When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a […]

As urbanization grows, cities unveil sustainable development solutions on World Day

© UNESCO Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations, theme of World Cities Day 2019. Over half of the world’s population now live in cities, with numbers expected to double by 2050, but while urbanization poses serious challenges, cities can also be powerhouses for sustainable development; something the UN is spotlighting on World […]

From ‘strength to strength’ UN-African Union security partnership growing, Security Council hears

    The Security Council highlighted the growing partnership on matters of peace and security between the United Nations and African Union (AU) on Wednesday amidst calls to bolster overall effectiveness. “The partnership between the African Union and the United Nations continues to grow from strength to strength”, Hanna Tetteh, Special Representative and Head of […]