Nigeria, UN dialogue on inclusive, sustainable food systems

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In preparation for a United Nations Food Systems Summit to be convened by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in September 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with the United Nations systems in Nigeria has announced plans to organize series of dialogues across the country towards ensuring resilient, inclusive and sustainable food systems in Nigeria by 2030. As announced on Monday by the National Convenor of Nigeria Food Systems Summit Dialogue (FSSD), and Permanent Secretary, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Olusola Idowu, the first food systems dialogues will hold…

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Quality education face life-threatening risks – UN

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THE UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, said young people were usually confronted with life-threatening risks while trying to access quality education. Speaking at a virtual conference organised by Covenant University and United Nations Information Centre to mark the United Nations 75th anniversary, Kallon said with the agenda 2030, they were working at a world with equitable and universal access to quality education at all levels. The theme of the conference was, ‘The future we want, the United Nations we need: Reaffirming our collective commitment to…

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COVID-19: UNECA says remittances to Africa shrinks by $18billion

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has said that COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost the African continent $18 billion in remittances. A new report launched by UNECA on Wednesday, entitled “Preserving Remittances in the Time of COVID-19”, highlighted the “severe impact” that the global COVID-19 pandemic has had on remittance inflows to Africa, mainly due to the situation of migrants in most affected countries. The report was launched by UNECA, in partnership with the anti-poverty organization ONE. The report noted that remittances have steadily increased over the…

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