Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy

Breaking News

Latest News

View more

Health

Helping the Victims of Aids

Sitting on an old mattress in front of a small house in Kimukunda village in the Rakai District of southern Uganda, Teddy Nakawoeisi, 60, is

'Miracle of Vaccines' Will Help Africa Development

GAVI CEO Seth Berkley underlined the extraordinary potential of a new generation of life-saving vaccines for African development in a landmark global health speech on

Woman loses baby to "Good Samaritans"

Pumwani Maternity Hospital is tonight back in the headlines, for the same old reasons. A woman who gave birth at the hospital has mysteriously lost

Women in sub-Saharan Africa has a one in 31 chance of dying from pregnancy-related causes

In Africa, which leads the world in maternal death rates, access to contraception is increasingly seen as a life-or-death issue in an acute crisis situation.Picture

US issues travel alert on sleeping sickness

The US has issued a travel advisory to tourists visiting the Maasai Mara, cautioning against the risk of contracting sleeping sickness.The disease, also called trypanosomiasis,

Daily aspirin 'prevents and possibly treats cancer'

Taking a low dose of aspirin every day can prevent and possibly even treat cancer, fresh evidence suggests.The three new studies published by The Lancet

Tech

View more

Odd News

View more
Home | News |

Africa: At UN, Nigerian President Urges Continued International Support to Fight Terrorism

Africa: At UN, Nigerian President Urges Continued International Support to Fight Terrorism Goodluck

Addressing today General Debate of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan called for continued international efforts to overcome transborder crimes, such as terrorism and piracy, and promoted the fundamentals of democracy as requisite for sustainable development in Africa.

Noting the recent terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya, Mr. Jonathan said that the reign of terror anywhere in the world is an assault on our collective humanity and urged that "we must stand together to win this war together."

Terrorism is a challenge to national stability in Nigeria, the President said, particularly in the north-eastern part of the country where the militant group known as Boko Haram is active.

"We will spare no effort in addressing this menace," Mr. Jonathan said, adding that all action is carried out with regard for fundamental human rights and the rule of law.

Turning to piracy, also a form of terrorism, Mr. Jonathan said Nigeria has promoted cooperation to mitigate its impact and consequences. Most recently, alongside the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) , the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Gulf of Guinea Commission to confront the menace of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Mr. Jonathan also noted that Nigeria adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in April and called for Member States to follow suite.

On the use of chemical weapons, Mr. Jonathan said that Nigeria condemns "in the strongest possible terms" their use in Syria, and urged a political solution "including the instrumentality of the United Nations."

He also highlighted the threat of nuclear weapons, which are as unsafe in the hands of small Powers as they are in the hands of the major countries. "It is our collective responsibility to urge the international community to respond to the clarion call for a peaceful universe in an age of uncertainty."

In his statement, Mr. Jonathan, said Nigeria's desire and determination to actively cooperate for overall well-being make the theme of this year's General Debate on the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the succeeding post-2015 sustainable development, all the more apt.

He noted that the UN conducted inclusive consultations and surveys with Nigerians as part of the post-2015 process which will be discussed by world leaders this week, including a Nigerian-led event on the MDGs tomorrow on the sidelines of the Assembly debate.

Mr. Jonathan, the first African leader to address the chamber this morning, noted that a post-2015 development agenda is particularly relevant "to us in Africa," where the challenges of poverty, illiteracy, food insecurity, and climate change continue to engage the attention of the political leadership.

He said that a new Africa is emerging, a "renascent Africa that has moved away from the era of dictatorship to a new dawn where the ideals of good governance and an emphasis on human rights and justice are beginning to drive state-society relations."

This emergent Africa will require "continued support and partnership of the international community," said Mr. Jonathan, whose country serves as co-chair on the Expert Committee on Financing for Sustainable Development. He added, however, that Africa no longer a "destination for aid but one that is involved in constructive, multi-sectoral exchanges on the global stage."

In his statement, Mr. Jonathan also highlighted the "apparent lack of progress" in United Nations reform, particularly on the issue of the Security Council.

The President of Nigeria, which is seeking election for one of the five non-permanent seats on the Council during 2014 and 2015, today issued a call for democratization of the body for the "enthronement of justice, equity and fairness" and the "promotion of a sense of inclusiveness and balance in our world."

Tags

Nigeria
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of BlackSeer.com. BlackSeer.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
What's next

Related Articles

BREAKING: Buhari observes Jummat service at Aso Villa Mosque – Daily Post NewsPaper

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter President Muhammadu Buhari is currently at today’s Jumaat service at the presidential villa mosque. His Special Adviser on Media

Kogi Court Remands Suspected Boko Haram Member – PM NewsPaper

Boko Haram insurgents A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 27-year-old man, Adamu Anas Mohammed, be remanded in prison over alleged membership of

Seven Killed in Suicide Attack on Konduga – Thisdaylive NewsPaper

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri Seven persons were killed on Thursday in a suicide attack on Konduga, a Borno town, the

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

Video: Is This How To Be A Nigerian Wife?

Guys, watch out. Your days of  having food made from scratch by your girlfriend may very soon be over. This hilarious video lays it bare.

Most Read News

View all posts

Mr Jalal Arabi not suspended – presidency – Vanguard Newspaper

By Nwafor Sunday Presidency, Friday, said that Mr Jalal Arabi, Permanent Secretary, State House, was not under any suspension, rumored by an Online Medium. Arabi is

City keeper Bravo out for rest of season – The Guardian NewsPaper

Members of the pitch medical team carry off Manchester City’s Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on a stretcher after he got injured during the English Premier

Kogi Court Remands Suspected Boko Haram Member – PM NewsPaper

Boko Haram insurgents A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 27-year-old man, Adamu Anas Mohammed, be remanded in prison over alleged membership of

Mugabe’s first ‘meet the youths’ rally set for May 20

President Robert Mugabe’s nationwide rallies are set to begin in Marondera on May 20 as mobilising for support ahead of the 2018 elections start.By Jairos

#ZITF2017 : @ZETDC_PR ikhuluma ngokwengezelelwa kwamandla amagetsi lokutshontshwa kwezitsha zamagetsi

[unable to retrieve full-text content]#ZITF2017 : @ZETDC_PR ikhuluma ngokwengezelelwa kwamandla amagetsi lokutshontshwa kwezitsha zamagetsi : NewsDay Zimbabwe.

BREAKING: Buhari observes Jummat service at Aso Villa Mosque – Daily Post NewsPaper

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter President Muhammadu Buhari is currently at today’s Jumaat service at the presidential villa mosque. His Special Adviser on Media

Most Watched Movies

The King's Search 2

Starring: Jim Iyke, Tonto Dike, Clem Ohameze

Civil War

Alfred (John Okafor) never knew the consequence of marrying two wives from different tribes. When the two wives were delivered of twins each,

Innocent Pain 3 - Part 2

Features: MIKE EZURONYE, NGOZI EZEONU, YUL EDOCHIE, CHINWETALU AGWU.Enyioma (Mike Ezuruonye) and his friend Osondu (Yul Edochie) were driving down the road and

Brothers Apart 2

James(Chinedu Ikedieze)betrays his family because of his greedinesss and love for money. This brings quarrel between him and his siblings Starring: Chinedu Ikedieze

Royal Gamble 2 - Part 2

Sequel To "Never Love A Prince" Features: Tonto Dike, Chidi Mokeme An unhappy wedding planner (Tonto Dike) had to plan a royal wedding only to find out

Reckless Babes

Ngige(Nwani Okolo) kills a prostitute for money, who before dying, lays a curse on him and his family. Starring: Eucharia Anunobi, Chiege Alisigwe, Charles Okafor, Chinwe

Backdrop

After his cult activities back in his days at school, Julian (Chidi Mokeme) repositions himself as a cutting-edge robber to be able to face

Never Again - Part 2

Features: Ini Edo, John Dumelo, Rukky Sands, Solomon Akieysi. I call my job survival of the fittest, my friend Meryl calls it prostitution. Looking at

Red Light

Kate (Maureen Solomon) gets her womb badly damaged as a result of an accident she had during pregnancy. She is told she can never