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The two-week 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), which started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, will focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality.

UN: COP24 to focus on carbon neutrality, gender equality

The two-week 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), which started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, will focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality.
L-R: MS FATMA KYARI-MOHAMMED, AU AMBASSDOR TO THE UN; PROF. TIJJANI BANDE, NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE UN; DR MAMADOU TANGARA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE GAMBIA; AND MS VALERIE IGBINOGHENE, ORGANISERS OF THE UN PANEL ON SPECIAL EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AT THE UN HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK

UN panel draws attention to special needs children in Nigeria

A UN Panel discussion on Nigeria has stressed the need for quality education for children with special needs from low income families in the country.
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Australia joins US in rejecting UN migration pact

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Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

President Buhari mourns former UN chief Kofi Annan

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Ghana over the passing of former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, in the early hours of Aug. 18.

Tackling ownership opacity in the extractive sectors

I am honoured to have the privilege of addressing you at this important event. Let me start by commending President Joko Widodo and the government and the people of Indonesia for graciously hosting this conference, and for their remarkable hospitality since we arrived.

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