African migrants are perishing at a rate of around 25 persons per week, or some 1,300 annually on the African continent, even before embarking on perilous sea journeys to Europe or the Arabian Peninsula.
To Spread Digital Economy’s Gains To Many People, Concerted Global Efforts Are Required, UN Report Says
A new United Nations report says concerted global efforts are required to spread the rapidly expanding digital economy’s gains to the many people who currently reap little benefit from it. This coming as the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its first-ever Digital Economy Report 2019.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, reports that 55,918 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through September 11, roughly a 30 per cent decrease from the 77,528 arriving during the same period last year.
Over 1,400 people have been killed within a period of six months in Nigeria as a result of kidnapping and banditry, the United Nations (UN) said on Tuesday just as Biafra agitators stormed the European Union (EU) Parliament to lobby for Europe’s support for their quest for a Sovereign State of Biafra out of Nigeria.
Expectedly, the climate crisis will be far-reaching for all people and nations, but small island development states are at the forefront of its impacts. It also stands to wipe out trade gains of these vulnerable islands if not addressed now.
An agency of the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is organising regional and national training workshops to support small-scale mechanisation in the agricultural sector of Africa.
After a 12-day visit to Nigeria, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Agnes Callamard, has said that the country under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch is a ‘’pressure cooker of internal conflict’’.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for West and Central Africa marked the International Day of the Disappeared last Friday by paying tribute to all those who lost their lives or their loved ones during their journeys across the region and beyond.
The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) says coherent policy, good governance and accountability are essential to achieving sustainable nutrition outcomes and that these can only be achieved if nutrition is fully integrated into a range of intergovernmental processes and policies.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder is attending the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting in Japan , where he is billed discuss issues ranging from the future of care work to international governance of digital labour platforms.