Home Topics Audrey Azoulay

Audrey Azoulay

US embassy holds World Press Freedom Day lecture

The United States Embassy, Abuja, will on Thursday hold its World Press Freedom Day lecture, the embassy has announced.

UN: Green revolution makes safe water accessible

Nature-based solutions can play an important role in improving the supply and quality of water and reducing the impact of natural disasters, according to the newly launched 2018 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report.

President Buhari: Political commitment needed to revive Lake Chad Basin

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja stressed the need for political commitment towards reviving the Lake Chad Basin.

UNESCO: One of world’s 6,000 languages disappears every two weeks

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has warned that at least one out of the world’s estimated 6,000 languages disappears every two weeks.

Dismantle barriers against women, girls in Science – UN

The UN has called on countries and the society to help women and girls reach their potential in science by dismantling barriers militating against them.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges the world to stand against normalisation of hate

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the world to “stand together against the normalisation of hate”, saying the whole of humanity is at risk when humanity’s values are abandoned.

UNESCO expresses regret over Israel’s withdrawal

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has expressed regret over Israel’s decision to withdraw from the agency following a resolution on Jerusalem voted against the country.

Israel confirms withdrawal from UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.

New UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay brushes off US pullout

UNESCO’s new chief on Monday brushed aside the United States’ decision to walk out of the UN cultural body, saying the organisation had survived long periods without Washington before.

France’s Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

UNESCO's executive board on Friday chose former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to be the U.N. cultural agency's next leader over a Qatari candidate in an unusually heated race overshadowed by Mideast tensions.

UNESCO’s next chief to come from France or Qatar

UNESCO's next chief will come from either Qatar or France as candidates were winnowed down ahead of a decisive vote Friday on the future of the U.N. cultural agency.

Recent Stories

Stella Okoli: Nigerians must co-operate in the fight against drug abuse

The Founder/Group Managing Director of Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Stella Okoli, has called on all Nigerians to work together in combating the rising problem of drug abuse among youths.

Facebook boss faces European Parliament over data scandal

His grilling by the heads of the parliament’s political groups at around 1630 GMT comes three days before the EU introduces sweeping new personal data protection rules, which the Facebook chief has now welcomed.

Kwara government closes 40 illegal schools

The Kwara State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development says it has closed no fewer than 40 schools operating illegally across the three senatorial districts of the state.

Dozens feared killed in Karachi heatwave

Dozens of people are feared to have died in a heatwave gripping Pakistan's largest city Karachi this week, a charity in the sprawling metropolis said Tuesday, as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit).

Manuel Pellegrini wants West Ham signings to begin era of attacking football

Manuel Pellegrini has targeted four or five signings to launch a blueprint of attacking football at West Ham United.