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Govt creates 74,413 employments through environmental projects

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government says it has created 74,413 employment opportunities for Nigerians through effective implementation of various environmental projects in the country. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Minister of State, Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor disclosed this at the closing of the 15th National Council on Environment (NCE) on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Abuja. Ikeazor said that the employment ...

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700,000 South Sudanese hit by worst floods in decades, says UN

Stéphane Dujarric

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 said it was alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the worst flooding in decades in South Sudan, as it affected more than 700,000 people across the country. UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at the  UN headquarters in New ...

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Put human rights at centre of environmental policy, CSOs tell world leaders

Dr David R. Boyd

Over 150 civil society organisations (CSOs) and academics have signed open letter calling on world leaders to integrate human rights into global and national environmental policy and practice. Dr David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment In the lead-up to historic agreements on climate and nature being made in the next month, over 150 civil ...

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Guterres calls for accelerated action on jobs, poverty eradication

Antonio Guterres

Almost two years into the COVID-19 crisis, a huge divergence in the recovery is undermining global trust and solidarity, according to a new policy brief on jobs and poverty eradication, outlined by UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres The secretary-general presented his brief at the High-Level meeting on Jobs and Social Protection ...

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UCLG Africa, 01Talent Africa collaborate to speed up continental digital transformation process

UCLG Africa

The socio-economic development of the continent will be local, or it will not be. It will also be digital, or it will not be. Secretary General of UCLG Africa, Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi If this double conviction was still the prerogative of a few players 18 months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world that local governments and the digital ...

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Shell trains 40 Imo youths for Assah North-Ohaji South gas project

Osagie Okunbor

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has commenced a one-year professional and vocational training for 40 youths from the SPDC Joint Venture host communities of the Assa North and Ohaji South gas project in Imo State. Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company and Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria “The aim is to ready these ...

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AfDB fund provides $7.3m for youth empowerment

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB), through its Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund, has provided more than $7.3 million for youth empowerment. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina According to a statement from the bank on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the fund provides project preparation and co-financing for bank projects and places emphasis on employability, entrepreneurship and job creation. “In June ...

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WFP, FAO identify 23 countries as ‘highest alert’ hunger hotspots

David Beasley

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) say in the next four months, conflict, COVID-19 and the climate crisis are likely to increase hunger in 23 countries. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Ms Eri Kaneko, the Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, António Guterres, said this while briefing correspondents at the ...

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Govt, UN to inaugurate programme to empower 20m Nigerian youths by 2030

UNICEF

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to partner with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to empower 20 million Nigerian youths by 2030. L-R: Mr Silas Nwoha, E-I-C, NAN; Mr Peter Hawkins, Country Representative of UNICEF in Nigeria; Ese Williams, A-E-I-C; Maureen Okon, repoter; and Geoffrey Njoku of UNICEF The initiative tagged: “Generation Unlimited” and set to be inaugurated ...

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UN deputy chief warns of a ‘hurricane of humanitarian crises’

Amina Muhammed

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has warned of a “bloody surge” impacting humanitarian crises around the world, with civilians in conflict zones paying the highest price. UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Muhammed Speaking on behalf of the UN chief, the Deputy Secretary-General told the Security Council on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the UN headquarters in New York that humanitarian ...

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