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Ebola aftermath is ‘best chance’ to transform future epidemic response – UN health agency

25th August 2015 Press Releases

Geneva, 24 August 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that infectious diseases have become “a much larger menace” under the unique conditions of the 21st century with its unprecedented global travel volume of nearly 100,000 flights carrying 8.6 million passengers every day. (more…)

Abuja: honouring victims of 2011 terrorist attack, Ban sees Nigeria as key partner in achieving UN goals

25th August 2015 Press Releases

Nigeria , 24 August 2015 – Commemorating the 4th anniversary of the “vicious terrorist attack” that killed 23 United Nations employees in Abuja, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also paid tribute to the “extraordinary fortitude” and determination of the survivors, many of whom suffered terrible injury and trauma. (more…)

Top UN relief official in Central African Republic condemns attack against aid workers

25th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 24 August 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official today strongly condemned the attack against humanitarian workers that occurred on August 20 in Bambari, in Central African Republic (CAR), and injured one staff from the Red Cross Movement. (more…)

The Secretary-General Remarks at Dialogue with Nigerian State Governors – Abuja, 23 August 2015

24th August 2015 Press Releases, Secretary-General message

I am so pleased to begin my visit to Nigeria with you – and it is fitting that I do so. I strongly believe a more prosperous, democratic and secure Nigeria begins with you.

I would like to thank the Governor of Kaduna State for hosting this opportunity to discuss your aspirations for change in Nigeria. (more…)

States Governors of Nigeria can implement locally the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN chief

24th August 2015 Press Releases

Nigeria, 23 August 2015 – The UN chief travelled over the weekend to Abuja, Nigeria, where today he met the States Governors, who can play a “fundamental role” in shaping the future of their country by implementing the sustainable development agenda Members States will adopt in a month in New York. (more…)