Senegalese New Yorkers rally at the UN to demand the release of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko

Photos credit: Houreidja Tall On March 4, 2021, Senegalese New Yorkers held a rally at the United Nations to demand the release of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested the day before on his way to a court … Read More

Photos: Africa-America Institute hosts screening of Africa’s Great Civilizations at the UN

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell Africa-America Institute hosted a screening of highlights from Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’ documentary Africa’s Great Civilizations at the United Nations headquarters on April 26, 2017.  

Photos: President Obama at the Climate Summit 2014 – United Nations

President Obama at the Climate Summit 2014 – United Nations

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

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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

Zambia: UN flag to fly at half-mast Tuesday in honour of President Sata

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The United Nations flag will fly at half-mast worldwide on Tuesday in honour of Zambia President Michael Sata who died on October 28, 2014. According to a statement issued Sunday by the Zambian Mission to the … Read More

Ebola: Ban Ki-moon urges international community to escalate Ebola response amid worsening outbreak

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] New York, US (UN) – The international community must “step up” its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa before it gets much worse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed yesterday, adding that a range of … Read More

Idris Elba “Today was a bad day for Ebola”

By Isseu Diouf Campbell British actor of Sierra Leonean descent Idris Elba attended the high-level meeting called by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa on September 25, 2014 … Read More

President Obama urges world leaders to fight more effectively against Climate Change

Isseu Diouf Campbell President Obama urged world leaders to lead the fight against climate change, insisting that “every country must play its part” at the Climate Summit 2014 held, on September 23, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan.

Protests herald UN General Assembly in New York

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New York, US (PANA) – Protesters have besieged the UN headquarters in New York, as businesses and New Yorkers brace up for this week’s gathering of world leaders attending the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. The session, which … Read More

Burkinabé citizens protest at UN headquarters to oust President Compaoré

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Several members of New York City’s Burkinabé community gathered at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, across the United Nations headquarters, on June 10, 2014, to protest against any attempt to revise Article 37 of the Constitution that would … Read More

United Nations human rights group adopts landmark text on women’s rights in conflicts

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Lesotho women protesting violence against women at a National Women’s Day protest at National University of LesothoPhoto: K. Kendall PANA New York, US– A key UN human rights body has provided authoritative guidance to countries that have ratified the women’s … Read More

United Nations approves construction of permanent memorial for victims of slavery

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Photo: “Viccisitudes” by Jason deCaires Taylor New York, US- The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution approving the construction of a permanent memorial at the UN headquarters in New York, to honour victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave … Read More