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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.