Author Archives: United Nations

UNIC Lagos marks International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Lagos – Working with the theme of this year’s observance of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery/the Transatlantic Slave Trade and to create awareness on the history and lessons of slave trade, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in collaboration with the United Nations Citizens Ambassador for Africa, organized an interactive forum, on Friday 25 March 2011.  Continue reading

Observance of International Women’s Day 2011

Lagos – Working with the idea to empower women and with the theme of the observance of the centenary of International Women’s Day, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, in collaboration with Women’s Optimum Development Foundation (WODEF) organized a special interactive and capacity building forum on “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women”. Continue reading

Recent United Nations Publications April – May 2010

UNICEF “Facts for Live” –  4th edition
Almost 9 million children died in 2008 from preventable illnesses (pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, measles and AIDS) before reaching their 5th birthday. This edition has new sections and chapters, such as Newborn Health and Child Protection.

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Renowned African musicians join the UN in a song to end poverty by 2015

8 Goals for Africamusic video to be screened across South Africa during World Cup

Johannesburg, South Africa – Helen Clark, the chair of the UN Development Group which brings together all UN agencies working in development, today launched 8 Goals for Africa, a campaign song by eight of Africa’s best known musicians, calling for commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals – a set of eight internationally-agreed goals designed to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, and maternal and child deaths by 2015.

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