Photos: The African Union hosts a Forum on African Youth at the UN headquarters

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell The Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union hosted a Forum on African Youth on May 19, 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. The forum included the launch of Ambassador Adao Pinto’s book, … Read More

Photos: Burkinabé citizens protest at UN Headquarters to oust President Compaoré

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Photos: President Macky Sall at the UN

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New UN chief Antonio Guterres lists key priorities

UN Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres has said he would focus on bringing peace to conflict zones, and work towards alleviating the suffering of vulnerable people around the world, particularly refugees. “The United Nations has the moral duty and the universal right … Read More

UN expert expresses concern over Yahoo aided US e-mail surveillance

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye on Friday said reports that Yahoo complied with US intelligence demands by searching the e-mails of hundreds of millions of customers … Read More

UN mission hands over security responsibility to Liberian forces

posted in: Africa, Liberia

Liberian security forces on Thursday took full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the … Read More

UN troops accused of sexually exploiting children in the Central African Republic (CAR) and in other countries

posted in: Africa

UN Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Edmond Mulet, late on Friday in New York, reaffirmed the UN’s determination to tackle the allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers, head on and said that such violations, if verified, would trigger … Read More

African leaders say UN Security Council must be reformed

posted in: Africa, Afrique, UN/ONU

New York, US (PANA) – African leaders who addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York called for the reform of the UN Security Council. Angola, Cape Verde and Lesotho said the reforms were necessary to meet up with … Read More

Zambia: Africa deserves a UN security seat, says Zambian President

posted in: Africa, Afrique

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu is hopeful that Saturday’s African Union (AU) summit, held in Livingstone, southern Zambia, will help in securing Africa a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. President Lungu, who spoke Friday ahead … Read More

UN: UN urges independent investigation for jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activists

New York, US (PANA) – The UN human rights office expressed deep concern over the judicial proceedings underway in Mauritania against members of two civil society groups, including the anti-slavery “Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)”, who have been held … Read More

US: Ban calls for greater police accountability in US

New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged US authorities to do anything possible to respond to demands of greater accountability by its law enforcement officials, following recent killings of African-Americans in the US. The call came … Read More

UN launches essay contest to celebrate multilingualism

posted in: Africa

Photo: Wright State University PANA New York, US – The UN and US-based ELS Educational Services have signed an agreement to foster multilingualism among the youth, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said on Tuesday. Mr. Nesirky, who spoke with a PANA … Read More