UN deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed says the growth of terrorism is a major threat to international peace and security, felt most in Africa.
UN member states have adopted a resolution making November 18 the World Day for Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence.
Leaders from Ghana, Gabon Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic will also be speaking.
Women working in the health and care sector earn nearly 25 per cent less than their male counterparts.
UN humanitarian partners have delivered food and nutrition assistance to no fewer than 26,000 people in the past week in the town of Rann in Borno.
The nation’s State Security Service (SSS) in April 2016 described Mr Al-Barnawi’s capture as “a major milestone in the counterterrorism fight of this service.”
UN special adviser Christian Ritscher says by bringing Da’esh/ISIL terrorists to justice “great progress“ has been made.
The AU said South Africa was being condemned for its transparency in informing the international community of the emergence of Omicron.
“Significant numbers of people in Northern Nigeria are at risk of falling into famine.”
The UN has raised the alarm over protracted schoolchildren kidnapping in Nigeria, noting that it is disturbing.