Women’s leadership ‘critical’ to future of Niger

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The role of women in leadership positions is critical to the future of a peaceful Niger according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed. Ms Mohammed was speaking at a meeting with the Nigerien president, Mahamadou Issoufu, on Saturday in the capital Niamey which […]

Fisherwomen of Lake Chad show optimism in face of multiple challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. It’s eight o’clock in the morning and fifty-year-old Falmata Mboh Ali paddles her small dugout canoe to the shores of a tributary of Lake Chad in Bol, a small town 100 miles north of the capital of Chad, N’Djamena. In her nets she has […]

Central Asia bloc has important role in ‘peace, stability and prosperity’ beyond region, says Deputy UN chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addressed the Heads of State summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Sunday, stressing that the organization’s impact in the political, economic and security realm, extends well beyond the large Eurasian region that its members represent. Noting that […]

End ‘cycle of violence’ in Gaza, UN deputy chief tells forum on Palestine

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The “cycle of violence” in Gaza serves no one and it must end, the United Nations deputy chief said on Thursday, calling on everyone with a stake in Middle East peace, to exercise utmost restraint to avoid further deaths, especially the lives of children. […]