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UNICEF staff member dies as a result of Nigerian terrorist attack

Another United Nations staff member has died as a result of the suicide bombing that struck the world body’s offices in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, four months ago.

Ban condemns deadly bombings in Nigeria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today the attacks targeting churches in Nigeria, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries among civilians who had gathered for Christmas Day services.

Nigerian President and UN chief discuss maternal health, piracy and security issues

Maternal health, piracy and security across West Africa have topped the agenda during talks between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

With pledge to continue its work, UN honours those who died in Nigerian attack

With calls to persevere through adversity, the United Nations held a memorial ceremony in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, today for the staff members who died when its offices there were attacked by a suicide bomber last month.

UN rights office calls on Nigeria to address renewed ethnic, religious violence

The United Nations human rights office today called on authorities in Nigeria to address the renewed ethnic and religious violence in the country, including by curbing hate speech and encouraging reconciliation among various communities.

UN re-assesses security threats in wake of deadly attack in Nigerian capital

The United Nations will soon conduct a global threat review in the wake of the deadly attack against the UN compound in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, which has claimed the lives of at least 23 people, according to Government reports.

After deadly attack in Nigeria, top official vows UN will not be deterred

Calling Friday’s deadly attack against the United Nations complex in the Nigerian capital “morally reprehensible,” the Deputy Secretary-General has met with survivors of the bombing and pledged that the world body will not be deterred from continuing its work.

UN-backed Cameroon-Nigeria border commission presses for swift resolution

The United Nations-backed commission set up to help Cameroon and Nigeria resolve their border dispute has called for swift agreement to resolve the remaining border areas that have not yet been fully demarcated.

UN humanitarian chief stresses need to enhance cooperation with Nigeria

The United Nations humanitarian chief has met with Nigerian officials to discuss strengthening cooperation between her office and the Western African country, including through the setting up of a UN humanitarian support unit there.

Nigeria: UN signs cooperation pact to boost adult and youth literacy

The United Nations agency tasked with promoting universal access to education today signed an agreement with Nigeria to revitalize adult and youth literacy in a country where an estimated 50 million adults cannot read and write and nearly 9 million children are out of school.