Tag: United Nations

UN says 39m people blind globally

The United Nations has estimated that about 39 million people are blind globally, while another 1.3 billion people live with some form of near vision impairment. The UN said this in a statement on Friday…

UN mourns as Kofi Annan dies at 80

The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a brief illness, according to a statement published on his official Twitter account on Saturday. The current UN Secretary-General,…

UN General Assembly rejects Trump’s Jerusalem move

A resounding majority of United Nations member states has defied unprecedented threats by the US to approve a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The non-binding measure passed at a UN General…

Buhari commends UN General Assembly at 72

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the achievements recorded by the United Nations General Assembly in the last 72 years, saying such achievements were unprecedented. Buhari gave the commendation while addressing the 72nd General Assembly…