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U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission

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U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission

The U.S. on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel.” U.S. envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, who announced her country’s decision in Washington, slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting U.S. efforts to reform the council. She also criticized countries which […]

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UN Demands Release Of 110 Dapchi Schoolgirls

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UN Demands Release Of 110 Dapchi Schoolgirls

Probe panel begins sitting Air Force explains action ‘Don’t withdraw pupils’ The United Nations (UN) yesterday demanded that the abductors of the 110 pupils of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State should release them immediately.   Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he “very much hopes that the perpetrators will be brought to […]

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UN General Assembly Rejects Trump’s Jerusalem Move

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UN General Assembly Rejects Trump’s Jerusalem Move

No fewer than 128 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favour of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling on the United States to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favour. While 128 countries backed […]

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UN To Spend $13.4m In Northeast

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UN To Spend $13.4m In Northeast

The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF), will spend $13.4 million to help thousands of children, women and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the Northeast. The humanitarian emergency in the Northeast is one of the most severe in the world, with about 8.5 million people in need of aid in […]

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UN Condemns Libya’s African Slave Trade

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UN Condemns Libya’s African Slave Trade

The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity,” and called on those responsible to be held to account. In a statement read out to a formal meeting by Amb. Koro Bessho of Japan, Council President […]

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