22 November 2013 – The United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic is calling for an end to gender-based violence, which is not only a serious human rights violation but also increases the risk of HIV infection.
20 November 2013 – In a report presented to the Security Council today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s envoy to Central Africa, the UN chief called on the international community to provide the resources needed to combat the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a violent armed group undermining stability in the region.
20 November 2013 – International humanitarian assistance is crucial to help the world’s youngest nation tackle a range of challenges, including food insecurity, inter-communal violence and flooding, a top United Nations relief official said today as she wrapped up her visit to South Sudan.
19 November 2013 – While a vast majority of the world's population has access to mobile phones, one third of humanity – some 2.5 billion people – do not have access to proper sanitation, including decent toilets or latrines, with dramatic consequences on human health, dignity and security, the environment, and social and economic development.
19 November 2013 – Schools in and around Timbuktu and other parts of northern Mali are barely functioning following the occupation of the region earlier this year by armed groups, a joint assessment by the United Nations and the Government has found.
16 November 2013 – United Nations officials marked the International Day for Tolerance today by urging a renewed commitment to a principle that is more important than ever for ensuring a peaceful, sustainable future for all.
16 November 2013 – Continuing his visit to Estonia on Saturday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the vital role of technology and innovation in finding solutions to some of today's most pressing challenges such as advancing the global sustainable development agenda.
12 November 2013 – The United Nations and its partners are marking World Pneumonia Day today by highlighting essential actions that can help end child deaths from the single biggest killer of children under the age of five around the world.
06 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged today to support an initiative to improve women’s reproductive health and girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel region, and to invest $200 million in a new project to achieve these goals.
05 November 2013 – Renowned United States actor, filmmaker and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice Nicolas Cage today called for greater efforts to assist human trafficking victims, stressing the international community cannot “stand quietly on the sidelines” while this scourge persists across the globe.