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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